NOAA Declares 2020 the Second Hottest Year on Record, a Very Close Second

Carbon dioxide concentrations (dashed blue line) have increased steadily while annual average temperature anomalies (black line) changed very little from 1950 to 1970 and from 1998 to 2014 (red line).

Carbon dioxide concentrations (dashed blue line) have increased steadily while annual average temperature anomalies (black line) changed very little from 1950 to 1970 and from 1998 to 2014 (red line).

Global warming from 1970 to 1998 is closely associated with ozone depletion caused by increases in tropospheric chlorine from CFCs.

Global warming from 1970 to 1998 is closely associated with ozone depletion caused by increases in tropospheric chlorine from CFCs.

If ozone depletion is the cause of observed warming, then global temperatures should decrease slowly as the ozone layer recovers (green line). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts major warming in the future based on greenhouse-warming theory.

If ozone depletion is the cause of observed warming, then global temperatures should decrease slowly as the ozone layer recovers (green line). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts major warming in the future based on greenhouse-warming theory.

This observation documents global warming but suggests that increases in greenhouse-gas emissions may not be the best explanation

Don’t you think my fellow scientists need to look at these very clear data carefully before we waste tens of trillions of dollars trying to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions?”

— Dr. Peter L. Ward

JACKSON, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Detailed changes in global temperature trends since 1950 show a remarkably close correlation with changes in the ozone layer” according to Dr. Peter L. Ward, a geophysicist who worked 27 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. Ward was a leader in establishing a major national research program. He has testified before Congress, chaired a committee at the White House, worked on a committee for vice-president Gore, published many scientific papers, and received two national awards for educating the public about science.

“What is surprising,” according to Ward, “is that greenhouse-warming theory cannot explain these sudden changes in global temperature without a great deal of arm waving. Furthermore, no scientist has ever shown in the laboratory that increases in greenhouse-gas concentrations can actually cause warming of Earth’s surface.”

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased every year since 1950 at ever-increasing rates. Average global surface temperatures, on the other hand, have changed much more irregularly.

All four major analyses of global temperatures by NASA, NOAA, the United Kingdom’s Met Office, and Berkeley Earth show that temperatures remained relatively constant from 1950 to 1970, rose suddenly from 1970 to 1998, remained relatively constant from 1998 to 2014, rose very rapidly from 2014 to 2016, decreased substantially in 2018 but rose again in 2019 and 2020. Each of these sudden changes in temperature correlates quite closely with sudden changes in the thickness of the ozone layer.

The ozone layer, 9 to 22 miles above Earth, absorbs nearly all ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation from Sun, protecting life on Earth from this high-energy radiation that causes sunburn, skin cancer, cataracts, and mutations.

“What is critically important,” Ward explains, “is that when a molecule of ozone absorbs ultraviolet-B radiation, the molecule is dissociated—it comes apart. The molecular pieces fly away from each other at high velocity, much like the ends of a snapped rubber band. Dissociation converts molecular bond energy holding the molecule together directly and completely into linear velocity, which is directly proportional to air temperature, warming the ozone layer. The molecular pieces can then recombine, so that dissociation will continue as long as UV-B radiation is available.”

A depleted ozone layer absorbs less UV-B, growing cooler as observed. More UV-B is then measured to reach Earth where it dissociates ground level ozone pollution, warming Earth’s surface. Warming since 1970 was nearly twice as much in the northern hemisphere, home to 90% of humanity and, therefore, home to most ground-level ozone pollution. Warming since 1970 was greatest on the Antarctic Peninsula, where ozone depletion was greatest.

UV-B radiation penetrates oceans more than a hundred feet, raising ocean heat content very efficiently since 1970, an observation that greenhouse-warming theory cannot explain.

Around 1970, ozone depletion began to increase especially above Antarctica, forming the Antarctic ozone hole in mid to late winter. The greatest depletion of ozone over Antarctica occurred in 1998.

During the 1960s, chemical companies manufactured chlorofluorocarbon gases (CFCs) for use as spray-can propellants, refrigerants, foam-blowing agents, and solvents. CFCs were safer to use than alternatives because they were unusually inert.

In 1974, scientists discovered that CFCs in the stratosphere can be broken down by solar ultraviolet radiation, releasing atoms of chlorine. One atom of chlorine can destroy 100,000 molecules of ozone. Their work earned earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995.

In 1985, with discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, scientists and political leaders moved quickly to pass the United Nations Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which took effect in 1989, severely limiting manufacturing of CFCs. By 1993, concentrations of CFCs in the atmosphere stopped increasing. By 1995, global average ozone depletion stopped increasing. By 1998, global average temperatures stopped increasing.

Humans had caused global warming beginning around 1970 by manufacturing CFCs. Humans had stopped the increase in global warming by passing the Montreal Protocol.

In 2014, the volcano Bárðarbunga in central Iceland began erupting basaltic lava flows, covering an area of 33 square miles within six months, the largest basaltic eruption since 1784. Average global temperatures began rising at five-times the rate observed between 1970 and 1998, reaching a maximum in 2016.

Temperatures increased by volcanic eruptions normally recover within a few years. Temperatures cooled until 2018 when Kilauea volcano in Hawaii erupted basaltic lava flows from the lower East Rift. These lava flows were much more extensive than typical in Hawaii, covering 39 square miles of land in three months. The rate of lava extrusion was nearly the same as for Bárðarbunga, but the eruption lasted half as long. Average global temperatures began rising again, causing 2020 to be nearly as warm as 2016.

Basaltic lavas contain exceptionally large amounts of chlorine and bromine gases. It only takes a small amount of these gases to reach the lower stratosphere to deplete the ozone layer. Ozone depletion is observed following most volcanic eruptions, peaking two years after the eruption stops.

Explosive volcanic eruptions cause ozone depletion but also eject water vapor and sulfur dioxide into the lower stratosphere forming an aerosol or mist that reflects and disperses sunlight, causing net global cooling for two to four years. Climate is warmed by basaltic lava flows and cooled by explosive eruptions.

Throughout Earth history, major, sudden global warming is contemporaneous with major basaltic lava flows—the larger the flow, the greater the warming.

It is the Bárðarbunga eruption in Iceland in 2014 that appears to have caused 2016 to be the hottest year on record. It was the Kilauea eruption in Hawaii during 2018 that appears to have caused 2020 to be nearly as hot.

If ozone depletion is the major cause of global warming, global temperatures are expected to decrease slowly throughout this century. Major warming predicted by computer climate models based on greenhouse-warming theory will not and cannot occur.

“Don’t you think my fellow scientists need to look at these very clear data carefully before we waste tens of trillions of dollars trying to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions?”

More information is available at WhyClimateChanges.com.

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Puerto Rico’s Challenge to Anti-Animal Fighting Law

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of the federal law against animal fighting as applied to Puerto Rico.

It’s time for Puerto Rico’s cockfighters to obey the law and shut down dozens of cockfighting pits operating in the Commonwealth.”

— Wayne Pacelle

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of the federal law against animal fighting as applied to Puerto Rico, removing any thread of an argument that cockfighters in the Commonwealth can continue to legally stage animal fights there.

“We affirm the district court’s decision and hold that Section 12615 is a valid exercise of Congress’s Commerce Clause power and does not violate plaintiffs’ individual rights,” wrote the three judge panel in a ruling handed down today. The decision came after cockfighting interests appealed an October 2021 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Gustavo Gelpi who granted the motion for summary judgment from the United States. Gelpi declared that “[n]either the Commonwealth’s political statues, nor the Territorial Clause, impede the United States Government from enacting laws that apply to all citizens of this Nation alike, whether as a state or territory.”

Club Gallistico and other cockfighting clubs, supported by politicians across the Puerto Rico, challenged the law. Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, and the Center for a Humane Economy filed amicus briefs in support of the United States, and the appeals court thanked the organizations for their involvement.

“The United States has the authority to outlaw staged animal fights in the U.S. Territories, and it has done so,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, which led the fight for the upgraded anti-animal fighting law. “The Congress, the Federal Courts, and the U.S. Department of Justice have been crystal clear on the matter: engage in animal fighting activities and risk going to prison. It’s time for Puerto Rico’s cockfighters to obey the law and shut down dozens of cockfighting pits operating in the Commonwealth.”

In December 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 into law, and that major legislative package applied all prohibitions against animal fighting to all parts of the United States, including the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam. The animal fighting provision had a one-year delay in implementation, taking effect on December 20, 2019. Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., led the fight to pass the law.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice in its pleadings, the 2018 upgrade in the law stipulated that cockfighters “may not sponsor or exhibit cockfights, just as prior to §12616 they were prohibited from attending cockfights, possessing game cocks, or engaging in other animal fighting practices that were prohibited both in Puerto Rico and nationwide.”

“Cockfighting is a settled matter, as a question of moral conduct and law,” said Drew Edmondson, who served as Oklahoma Attorney General for 16 years. “This latest ruling by a panel of federal judges reinforces the legal principle that the United States has the power to forbid staged fighting everywhere in the U.S.” General Edmondson is the co-chairman of the National Law Enforcement Council of Animal Wellness Action.

Two U.S. district courts in the territories and now a federal appellate court on the mainland have determined that the United States has the authority to outlaw staged animal fights on every inch of U.S. soil,” added Mr. Pacelle. “It is time for cockfighters to lay down the knives and gaffs that they affix to the birds’ legs, stop placing them in a pit to fight, and move on to other forms of entertainment that do not involve maiming animals.” Puerto Rico and Guam were the last two jurisdictions where cockfighting has been openly conducted, and Animal Wellness Action calls on political leaders there to urge adherence to the law.

Animal Wellness Action (AWA) identified at least 25 venues where cockfighting continued even after the federal law took effect and the District Court had affirmed that law. (Animal Wellness Action has posted copies of some of these promotional materials here.)

“Staged animal fighting is not representative of Puerto Rico, it does not reflect our values, nor our culture,” said Ana Maria Hernández Martí, an Animal Law attorney based in San Juan. “Given the emphatic court rulings on this subject, political leaders in Puerto Rico need to accept the authority of the federal government to stop this inhumane treatment of animals on our island.”

Under the federal anti-animal fighting law, it is a crime to:

– Knowingly sponsor or exhibit in an animal fighting venture;
– Knowingly attend an animal fighting venture, or knowingly cause an individual who has not attained the age of 16 to attend an animal fighting venture;
– Knowingly buy, sell, possess, train, transport, deliver, or receive any animal for purposes of having the animal participate in an animal fighting venture;
– Knowingly use the mail service of the U.S. Postal Service, or any “written, wire, radio televisions or other forms of communications in, or use a facility of, interstate commerce,” to advertise an animal for use in an animal fighting venture, or to advertise a knife, gaff, or other sharp instrument designed to be attached to the leg of a bird for use in an animal fighting venture, or to promote or in any other manner further an animal fighting venture except as performed outside the U.S.;
– Knowingly sell, buy, transport, or deliver in interstate or foreign commerce “a knife, a gaff, or any other sharp instrument” designed or intended to be attached to the leg of a bird for use in an animal fighting venture.
– Citizens can send tips and other information to animalcrueltytips@animalwellnessaction.org. The reward program is also mentioned on www.endcockfighting.org, which serves as a comprehensive resource about the issue and call to action for citizens to help end this illegal animal cruelty.

Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, and the Center for a Humane Economy were represented in this case by Jessica Blome of Greenfire Law.

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Rhode Island Tree Removal Urges Home & Business Owners to Receive Tree Services in Winter Months

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Not many people take advantage of tree services in winter months. We'll tell you why it's a smart choice to call up Rhode Island tree Removal.

PROVIDENCE, RI, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The tree experts from Rhode Island Tree Removal want to inform residential and commercial customers that they are still providing their top-notch tree services in Rhode Island throughout the winter months. In fact, they are encouraging those that need tree removal or tree trimming to act now, as rates are generally cheaper when the trees on your property are dormant.

The professionals dedicated and passionate about landscaping and tree services in Rhode Island are looking to expand their business this winter, and that means providing information about having tree trimming and other projects scheduled even after the snowflakes hit the ground. After working in the industry for over 20 years, they are fully aware of how much simpler tree cutting services in Rhode Island are when there aren't obstructions such as heavy foliage to deal with.

"As soon as the leaves start to die off, tree removal in Rhode Island becomes a whole lot easier for our crew. We don't have to mess around with the piles of vegetation that accompany trees in the spring and summer months. Because there are fewer difficulties to encounter, we lower or tree service costs slightly when the weather is colder," owner and operator of Rhode Island Tree Removal stated.

Cutting or performing a tree trimming service in Rhode Island takes half the time when limbs and branches don't have to be dealt with, and there is no demand for hauling away the unsightly mess that comes with them. In addition, there are fewer hazards for the homeowner and commercial tree service customer to face if the tree service is done prior to snow and ice accumulation. Branches hanging out over structures can quickly get weighed down by the precipitation, and tree limbs snap and cause significant damage to roofs, siding, and other building features.

Recognizing where the risks are is the first step, and the tree experts from this reputable tree company offer free tree assessments for new customers. They can perform the service on location or virtually, depending on what the client is more comfortable with. He or she will list the possible alternatives to removing the trees or trimming them back to reduce the potential for falling limbs or branches.

Cabling and bracing a healthy tree is an alternative option for landowners who want to keep their trees but are worried about the dangers associated with the build-up of heavy snow and ice. During the evaluation of the tree's health, honest and knowledgeable answers about the tree's condition and whether or not this service will be beneficial are discussed. The client always gets to make the final decision, and all costs and fees are discussed in detail before anything starts.

The proud director of Rhode Island Removal said, "So many of the people we talk to assume that because it's winter, they don't have to worry about their lawns and landscaping. Technically you don't, but realistically it's the best time to have these home improvements prepared. We keep our prices a tad cheaper for several reasons, including a smaller demand and fewer obstacles. As long as the ground isn't frozen solid to a point where our equipment can't get through the soil, we're prepared to tackle any size job."

In line with the season of winter and the giving spirit, the tree arborists from Rhode Island Tree Removal want to remind all homeowners and business owners that they should never attempt to perform a tree service without the proper training and equipment. With their collection of quality, well-maintained mulchers, chain saws, and other industry-related tools, they will do even the most complicated job quickly and safely.

If you need an emergency tree removal in Rhode Island, they have someone sitting by the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They show up quickly and clear away the problem before it gets any worse. Their customer service department assists with filing the appropriate paperwork to have the tree service in Rhode Island covered by your homeowner's insurance policy, if applicable.

Lot and land clearing, tree care, and tree disease treatments are some of the other projects this team can help with. Before deciding what to do about any tree on your property, reach out to a qualified professional from Rhode Island Tree Removal to speak with a specialist.

To learn more about having your tree removal in Rhode Island done this winter, you're encouraged to visit the new, user-friendly, advanced website of the Rhode Island tree service company – https://rhodeislandtreeremoval.com/. They have a crew of qualified professionals that can also answer questions or book tree cutting services in Rhode Island by calling (401) 496-9496 or emailing rhodeislandtreeremoval@gmail.com.

About Rhode Island Tree Removal

Rhode Island Tree Removal is a fully licensed and insured tree service company that's locally owned and operated in the state of Rhode Island. They employ certified arborists and tree experts to perform all-inclusive tree services, including tree removal, tree trimming, tree care, land clearing, and more. With their level of experience and time spent in the industry, the Rhode Island Tree Removal team is known as the most respected tree company in the state. They keep their prices reasonable and start every residential or commercial tree service with a free assessment. High-skilled tree professionals are available to share their support in all tree services with the community members in Providence, Cranston, Pawtucket, Warwick, and the surrounding regions. Emergency tree removal services are also available with one phone call to their office. Friendly customer care representatives are standing by 24/7.

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AOAC INTERNATIONAL Announces Katerina Mastovska as 2021 Wiley Award Winner

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Expert in analysis of chemical residues and contaminants in food honored for outstanding contribution to food safety

ROCKVILLE, MD, US, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — AOAC INTERNATIONAL today announced that Katerina Mastovska, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2021 Harvey W. Wiley Award, the Association’s highest honor for lifetime scientific achievement.

An expert in the application of gas and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry for identifying and measuring pesticide residues and other contaminants in food, Dr. Mastovska has contributed improvements to the widely used QuEChERS analytical methodology and applications, developed new methods for analyzing veterinary drug residues and contaminants in food, implemented state-of-the-art technology for routine analytical use, and authored pioneering methodology for measuring cannabinoids in cannabis.

She is currently a Chief Scientific Officer at Eurofins US Food Division and also a Technical & Industrial Director for Pesticides within the Operational Best Practices Program at Eurofins Scientific.

“Dr. Mastovska’s contribution to food safety goes beyond the many analytical methods and techniques she has developed, some of which are the gold standard in their area,” said Erin Crowley, President of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. “Throughout her career, her analytical science expertise and leadership have informed policy and best practices both nationally and around the world. AOAC is quite fortunate to have her as a subject matter expert and respected scientist in our organization.”

A member of AOAC INTERNATIONAL since 2004, Dr. Mastovska has chaired or contributed to more than 20 AOAC expert review panels, working groups, and stakeholder panels. She has collaborated on or authored five AOAC Official Methods of AnalysisSM used by scientists worldwide. In addition to numerous governmental and academic awards, Dr. Mastovska has received eight achievement awards from AOAC including the coveted Fellow of AOAC INTERNATIONAL Award. She is currently a member of the AOAC Official Methods Board, which provides guidance and oversight to the organization’s process for developing validated standards and methods.

“Kate Mastovska does not shy away from providing leadership whenever there is a need,” said Joe Boison, Ph.D., chair of the AOAC Official Methods Board and a member of the Wiley Award judging panel. “She has expanded her scope to practically everything that AOAC is involved in, from dioxins to veterinary drug residues, bisphenols and, most recently, cannabinoids.”

Dr. Mastovska began her career more than 25 years ago at the Laboratory of Food Contaminants & Toxicants of the Institute of Chemical Technology (now the University of Chemistry and Technology) in Prague, Czech Republic, where she developed and ran methods for analysis of pesticide residues and other food and environmental contaminants, primarily based on gas chromatographic separations with mass spectrometric or element-selective detection.

While there, she participated in numerous international projects in the European Union and the United States, including a 2-month stay at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) in Pennsylvania. In 2002, Dr. Mastovska moved to the US to work as a research chemist at USDA-ARS.

Her work to advance methods for pesticide residue analysis and expertise in residue chemistry earned her a role as independent expert at the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization/World Health Organization’s Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues evaluating pesticide submissions and recommending worldwide pesticide maximum residue levels in foods and feeds to the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

“Really good scientists like Kate are able to bring their expertise out of the laboratory and into the global arena to bring change to society,” added Dr. Boison.

Joining Covance Laboratories in 2009, she rose from Senior Technical Manager to Lead Staff Scientist, Associate Scientific Director, Global R&D and Innovation Leader, and finally to her current positions at Eurofins Scientific, which acquired Covance Food Solutions in 2018. During this time her leadership grew within the greater analytical community, most notably AOAC INTERNATIONAL. She led the AOAC Analytical Community on Chemical Residues and Contaminants from 2011 to2016 and served as a Director for an AOAC collaborative study on a method for PAHs in seafood as an emergency response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She received the AOAC Study Director of the Year award for this work, and the method became an AOAC Final Action Official Method in 2014.

“I am truly honored to receive the AOAC Wiley Award and grateful to many of my colleagues at Eurofins, AOAC and in the greater analytical community for their support and numerous collaborations over the years,” said Dr. Mastovska. “My special appreciation goes to Professor Jana Hajslova, who was at the beginning of my career and who nominated me for this award. Just being nominated by her meant the world to me.”

Dr. Mastovska is author or coauthor of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and monographs in the field of chemical residue and contaminant analysis. Her publications have been highly cited in the field.

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W420 Announces Special Report Episode: Saving Lives by Boosting Immunity

Featured guest, CV Sciences, America’s favorite hemp and health company

This episode is so important as the insights discussed can save lives. I am so glad we can offer this to our listeners.”

— Dan Perkins, Co-Founder of W420 Radio Network and Host

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — W420 Radio Network, the first virtual radio station dedicated to America’s cannabis industry conversation, is announcing a special report featuring CV Sciences on America’s Cannabis Conversation. This important episode will be airing this Saturday January 16th @ 4:20p.m. in your time zone. It will be available on W420radionetwork.com immediately following the show.

There is no debate that boosting immunity is one of the best ways to stay healthy in 2021. W420 Radio Network will be offering a special report highlighting: The role of supplements – as a key tool to empower you – to build the strongest immune system to fight challenges, and how important this relationship is between taking the right supplements and building the immuno-confidence you need in 2021.

Joseph Dowling, CEO of CV Sciences, explains: “We decided to give our employees immunity-boosting supplements for free. It is so important to take care of employees, firstly, for their health and indirectly to help companies survive. We hope all companies will take care of their employees every way possible.” CV Sciences has initiated research, published studies, and is the first company to achieve GRAS safety status for hemp derived CBD. Their mission – improving quality of life through nature and science.

The world has witnessed how the vaccine rollout is going, haphazard at best, it is imperative right now for everyone to take health matters into one’s own hands, as there is no guarantee when you will receive it, and time is of the essence. Proactively boosting immunity is the best way to take control of your health to help prevent catching the virus, and to be able to conquer immune challenges – supplements are a ‘no brainer’ investment in good health!

This episode is so important as the insights discussed can save lives. I am so glad we can offer this to our listeners," expresses Dan Perkins, co-founder of W420 Radio Network and host of "America’s Cannabis Conversation." To learn more about these supplements and how you can empower yourself go to empoweryourself.info.

This week’s guest lineup also includes the following esteemed doctors to offer their expertise:
– Dr. Joe Maroon, Neurosurgeon
– Dr. Michael Lewis, Physician
– Dr. Steven Schmitz, Physician and Board of Directors CV Sciences
– Joseph Dowling, CEO of CV Sciences
– Stuart Tomc, VP of Human Nutrition CV Sciences

W420 Radio Network is the brainchild of powerhouse entrepreneurs – Marc Corsi and Dan Perkins. W420 recognizes and brings to air: interesting, timely and important content with the benefit of high-profile experts to address every facet of the cannabis industry. Informing businesses and consumers alike with the most up-to-date cannabis news. We are here to educate, bring awareness on issues and create community.

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宣布Future Food Asia (FFA)2021

宣布Future Food Asia (FFA)2021 - ID资本宣布第五届FFA大赛-亚太地区首屈一指的农食科技领域比赛,及其重要合作伙伴

宣布Future Food Asia (FFA)2021 – ID资本宣布第五届FFA大赛-亚太地区首屈一指的农食科技领域比赛,及其重要合作伙伴

ID资本宣布第五届FFA大赛-亚太地区首屈一指的农食科技领域比赛,及其重要合作伙伴

SINGAPORE, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 农食科技在2020年没有受到年初的新冠病毒肆虐的影响,仍在亚太地区保持快速发展并且吸引了创纪录数量的风险与创业投资。疫情在突出了食品供应链的脆弱性并促使人们重新思考到底什么是食品行业的弹性同时,也加快了该地区消费者愈加关注环境的可持续性发展与健康生活方式的消费趋势。

Future Food Asia (FFA)在过去四年的中成为扮演了作为创新者们极快扩张企业规模的跳板以及部门催化剂的角色。FFA为四十多家初创企业提供了展示其前沿创新的平台并颁发了超过一百万美金的奖励金。FFA作为亚太地区农业创新的发声口,其年度会议也成功吸引了众多农业与食品产业中的领导者,具有影响力的投资人,新兴创新者以及在生态系统中的关键人物。

FFA2021欢迎作为其领衔合作伙伴嘉吉(Cargill),并有Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions Asia 的MD郭秀玲和Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers Asia 的MD Franck Monmont代表评审团。作为世界上最大的大宗农产品交易商与食品加工商之, 嘉吉坚信合作伙伴的力量能够带来持久深远的影响。

FFA自创立以来受到新加坡经济发展局(Singapore Economic Development Board)的支持,其成功举办也离不开合作伙伴的长期支持:
· A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research),新加坡领先的公共研究机构,作为外部专家合作者,今年再次与FFA陪审团合作;
· Dole Asia Holdings,世界上最大的高品质包装与新鲜水果的生产商与经销商之一,其业务范围涵盖七十多个国家;
· Bühler, 全球领先的食品加工业技术供应商;

同时欢迎新的合作伙伴:
· Thai Wah,区域中植物性食品的领先者,怀有通过创新和与从农场到货架的可持续性发展的使命,服务全球消费者淀粉、意大利面条以及面条的开拓者;
· HaoSHi Foundation,一家专注于通过创新方式融合国际化视野培养农业食品领域初创公司的成长的非营利性组织。

FFA 2021会议将于六月分在新加坡与几座卫星城市同时召开并线上汇集。FFA2021 评委会选出的十名决赛选手将展示他们的创新成果,并角逐10万美元的大奖,此奖项的申请已开放于https://futurefoodasia.com/ffa2021/application/.。

“我们的使命是以安全、负责任和可持续性的方式回馈帮助世界。我们的世界处于日新月异的变化中,我们必须不断寻找新鲜与创新的方式使其繁荣。在我们眼中,亚洲不仅仅是一个战略区域,同时还是在未来富有创新的地方。我们十分高兴与FFA 合作推出其2021年版,推动农食品领域的创新发展。我们一同希望将新的科技与想法带入到生活中,最终有益于亚洲乃至全世界的消费者。“ Cargill Asia Pacific的主席兼Corporate Strategy的全球负责人Marcel Smits 说道。

“从很多层面上来讲,2021年版FFA的一个转折点。首先,我们非常高兴见到很多区域领导参与并且在这趟旅程中加入到跨国公司中。并且,随着农业食品领域的蓬勃发展,可持续性发展的巨大希望即将从理论状态转移到评估阶段。最后,来自各行各业的人才也加入到农食科技的领域中。所有这些都有助于建立食品未来的新方法, 我们也将在随后的几个月中向我们的社群分享更多的讯息。”ID Capital的创始人兼CEO Isabelle Decitre说道。

关于ID资本
ID资本是一家总部位于新加坡的投资公司,专注于亚太地区的农业科技和食品科技领域。ID资本是亚太地区农业食品行业的先行者,2016年推出的FFA平台也为促进该地区的生态系统做出了贡献。ID资本的观念基于在这个不断增长的垂直领域,亚太是高增长与高风险之间的联系的事实。它也是农业食品科技领域初创企业SG Equity的指定合作伙伴。
如有更多问题,请联系ffaa@idcapital.com.sg

关于Cargill
Cargill全球范围中155,000的员工在70多个国家中,不断工作致力于实现我们以一种安全、负责和可持续的方式滋养世界。我们每日将农民与市场、客户与食材以及人和动物与他们所需食品紧密联合起来。我们将自身155年的经验与心得技术和洞察力结合,成为超过125个国家中食品、农业、金融和工业客户的强有力可信赖的合作伙伴,共同为农业建设一个更强大、可持续性的未来。

关于A*Star
新加坡科学技术与研究机构(A*Star),新加坡领先的公共部门R&D机构,带头进行以经济为导向的研究,以促进科学发现和开发创新技术。透过开放创新和与私营和公营的合作伙伴合作,造福社会。
作为一个科学技术组织,A*STAR在学术界和工业界之间架起了一座桥梁。A*STAR的研究为新加坡创造了经济增长和就业机会,并通过改善社会福利,如提高医疗、城市生活和可持续性发展,提高了人们的生活质量。
A*STAR在培养和发展本机构乃至更广泛的研究团体和行业中的多样化人才与领导者方面发挥着至关重要的作妖。A*STAR监管生物医学科学、物理科学和工程学,研究实体主要位于Biopolis和Fusionopolis。
最新信息请访问 www.a-star.edu.sg

关于Bühler
每日数十亿人接触到Bühler的科技以满足日常食品与交通的需求。二十亿人每天享用由Bühler设备科技生产的食物,十亿人乘坐Bühler制造的零部件组装的 交通工具。无数人戴眼镜,使用智能手机和阅读报纸与杂志,所有这些产品都基于Bühler的技术和方法。得益于这种全球相关性,Bühler在当今的全球挑战转化为可持续业务方面处于独特的地位。Bühler希望每个人都能获得健康食品,希望通过节能汽车、建筑和机器尽一份力量来保护全球气候。Bühler的座右铭是“为了更美好的世界而创新”。Bühler将营业额的5%用于研发发展。2018年,超过1.3万名员工创造了33亿瑞士法郎的营业额。作为一家瑞士家族企业,Bühler在全球140个国家开展业务,在全球拥有30个生产基地。

更多信息请访问 www.buhlergroup.com
Vianney d’Hostel, 东南亚区域市场经理
邮箱:vianny.dhostel@buhlergroup.com

关于Dole
都乐全球包装食品(Dole Packaged Foods Worldwide)与都乐亚洲新鲜(Dole Asia Fresh) 都在世界上大规模、品质佳的新鲜水果生产和经销商之一的Dole Asia Holdings旗下,业务范围涵盖七十多个国家。都乐致力于令全球尽可能多的人获得营养和健康,缩小人们与健康营养的距离。
更多信息请访问https://sunshineforall.com

关于Thai Wah
我们的核心目标是为全球消费者们创造更美好的生活,在这一目标的驱动下,我们不懈寻找追求从农场到货架上更完美的创新与可持续性。在全球范围内25多国家中,我们优先致力于为权益相关者们在我们的价值链中创造积极影响,从农场、采购、制造、供应链再到配送。

我们的倡议包括示范社区有机农业项目以促进可持续性农业发展,工厂采用清洁与可再生能源以及为消费者们确保最高标准的食品安全、质量、环境和卫生标准。农业是东南亚地区最重要的出口产品,也是创造可持续发展经济的关键,我们致力于创造共享价值的每一步并始终力争做得更好更多。
更多信息请访问https://www.thaiwah.com/

关于HaoShi Foundation
HaoShi Foundation是一家非营利性机构专注于通过创新方法与国际化视野帮助农业食品初创公司的成长。基金会的主要捐资方是Ting-Hsin Ho-Te Fund。基金会发起了其HaoShi种子计划加速器项目,是台湾关注农业食品领域的加速器先驱者。致力于促进初创公司发展并且鼓励创新创业,加速器项目提供课程、业师群、资源人脉与投资从而发展出符合行业发展所需的创新方法。基金会的主要捐资方是Ting-Hsin Ho-Te Fund。更多信息请访问https://www.hao-shi.org/与http://www.tinghsinhotefund.tw/

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Announcing Future Food Asia 2021

Future Food Asia 2021

Applications for US$100,000 Future Food Asia Award are now open

ID Capital announces the fifth edition of Future Food Asia Awards – APAC’s premier AgriFoodTech competition, and its title partners for the FFA Conference.

SINGAPORE, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — AgriFoodTech in Asia Pacific continued to gain momentum and is pegged to attract a record level of venture and growth investment in 2020, despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic. While the pandemic highlighted supply chain vulnerabilities and prompted the need to rethink what food resilience means, it also accelerated trends in the region that saw consumers become more concerned with environmental sustainability and healthy lifestyles.

For the past four years Future Food Asia (FFA) has acted as springboard for innovators to blitz scale their businesses, and a catalyst in the sector. The platform has empowered 40+ early stage startups from Asia Pacific by providing them the stage to present their cutting-edge innovations and distributed over US$ 1 million in awards. As the voice of agrifood innovation in Asia Pacific, its annual Conference brings decision makers from leading agriculture and food corporations, influential investors, rising innovators and other key ecosystem players together.

For its 2021 edition Future Food Asia welcomes Cargill as its Title Partner and also to join the Jury, represented by Xiuling Guo, Managing Director, Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions, Asia and Franck Monmont, Managing Director, Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers, Asia. One of the world’s largest agricultural commodity traders and food processors, Cargill believes in the power of partnerships to drive long-lasting, far-reaching impact.

Supported by Singapore Economic Development Board since its inception, Future Food Asia is made possible due to the continued support from its partners:
• A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore’s lead public research agency, once again associated to the FFA Jury as an expert partner;
• Dole Asia Holdings, is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of high-quality packaged and fresh fruit with operations covering more than 70 countries;
• Bühler, the leading global technology supplier to the food processing industry;
It also welcomes among its new partners:
• Thai Wah, the regional leader in plant based food products, a pioneer in Thailand for starch, vermicelli and noodles with a mission to serve the global consumers by creating innovation and sustainability from Farm to Shelf;
• HaoShi Foundation, a non-profit organization, which focus on fostering agrifood startups growth through innovative approaches with international perspective.

The Future Food Asia 2021 Conference will be held in Singapore and multiple satellite cities simultaneously in June 2021 and amplified virtually. Ten finalists selected by the FFA jury will showcase their innovations and compete for the US$ 100,000 grand prize, applications for which are now open at https://futurefoodasia.com/ffa2021/application/.

“Our mission is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. The world is in a constant state of change, and we must be in constant search of fresh, new innovations to help the world thrive. We view Asia not only as a strategic region, but also as a place rich in innovations for the future. We are delighted to partner with Future Food Asia on its 2021 Edition to drive innovation in the Agrifood sector. Together, we hope to bring new technologies and new ideas to life, which will eventually benefit customers and consumers not only in Asia, but around the world”, said Marcel Smits, Chairman of Cargill Asia Pacific and Global Head of Corporate Strategy.

“In many respects this 2021 edition is a turning point for FFA. To start with, we are delighted to see regional leaders stepping in and joining global companies in this journey. Also, as the agrifoodtech sector matures, the big promise of sustainability is about to move from a state of ‘theory’ to ‘assessment’. And finally talents from all walks of life start to come to agrifoodtech. All this is conducive to new approaches to building the future of food, and we will share more about it with our community in the coming months“, said Isabelle Decitre, Founder & CEO of ID Capital.

About ID Capital
ID Capital is an investment company headquartered in Singapore specialized in the domain of AgriTech and FoodTech in the Asia-Pacific region. ID Capital is a pioneer in the agrifood sector in Asia-Pacific and has contributed effort and capital in also catalyzing the ecosystem in the region through its Future Food Asia platform launched in 2016. Its thesis is built on the fact that in this growing vertical, Asia-Pacific is the nexus between high growth and high stakes. ID Capital is also an Appointed Partner for Startup SG Equity for the AgriFoodTech sector.
For further enquiries please write to ffaa@idcapital.com.sg

About Cargill
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector R&D agency, spearheading economic-oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.
As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and research entities, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR’s R&D activities span biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For ongoing news, visit www.a-star.edu.sg.

About Bühler
Billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. Two billion people each day enjoy foods produced on Bühler equipment; and one billion people travel in vehicles manufactured with parts produced with our machinery. Countless people wear eye glasses, use smart phones, and read newspapers and magazines, all of which depend on Bühler process technologies and solutions. Having this global relevance, we are in a unique position to turn today’s global challenges into sustainable business. We want every human being to have access to healthy food. We want to do our part to protect the climate with energy-efficient cars, buildings, and machinery. Our motto is creating “innovations for a better world.”

Bühler invests up to 5% of turnover into research and development. In 2018, over 13,000 employees generated a turnover of CHF 3.3 billion. As a Swiss family-owned company, Bühler is active in in 140 countries around the world and operates a global network of 30 production sites. More information on www.buhlergroup.com

For further enquiries:
Vianney d’Hostel, Regional Marketing Manager Southeast Asia
E-mail: vianney.dhostel@buhlergroup.com

About Dole
Dole Packaged Foods Worldwide and Dole Asia Fresh are divisions of Dole Asia Holdings, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh and packaged fruit-based products, with operations covering more than 70 countries around the world. Dole is on mission to make Nutrition & Wellness accessible to as many people around the world, as possible, reducing the gaps between people and healthy nutrition. More information at https://sunshineforall.com

About Thai Wah
Driven by our core purpose to build better lives for the global consumers, we relentlessly seek to create innovation and sustainability from Farm to Shelf better every day. With a global reach to over 25 countries around the world, building a positive impact for stakeholder communities across all aspects of our value chain from farm, sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain and delivery is our priority.

Our initiatives include community model organic farming projects to promote sustainable farming practices, usage of clean and renewable energy at our factories, and ensuring highest standards of food safety, quality and environment and health standards for our customers. As agriculture and food is SEA’s most important exports and key to sustainable economic development, we are committed to creating shared value every step of the way and we will always strive to do better and do more.
More information at www.thaiwah.com

About HaoShi Foundation
HaoShi Foundation, a non-profit organization, which focus on fostering agrifood startups growth through innovative approaches with international perspective. The major donor of the Foundation is Ting-Hsin Ho-Te Fund. The Foundation launches its HaoShi Accelerator Seed Program as the pioneer accelerator focusing on agrifood sector in Taiwan. For the purpose to boost startups and encourage entrepreneurship, the Program provides curriculums, mentor services, business connections, and investments to develop innovative solutions that address the needs of industries. The major donor of the Foundation is Ting-Hsin Ho-Te Fund. For more information, please visit https://www.hao-shi.org/home/en and http://www.tinghsinhotefund.tw/

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Investigation Reveals North Carolina Cockfighters Among Top Traffickers of Animals to Guam, Other Far-Flung Destinations

Cockfighting Match

Groups allege North Carolina retains an extensive network of illegal cockfighting operations

Cockfighters are knowingly violating federal laws that forbid these sales of fighting animals.”

— Wayne Pacelle

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Animal Wellness Action (AWA) and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) today asked North Carolina’s three U.S. Attorneys to launch an investigation into a substantial network of individuals throughout the state who are alleged to be knee-deep in the business of illegal trafficking of fighting animals and are brazenly marketing their birds for sale through social media accounts. These individuals may be reaping hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales of fighting birds – a source of income that they would be required to report to the Internal Revenue Service. Click here for investigation assets in Dropbox.

“North Carolina is a hub of the cockfighting trade in the East, with key industry players illegally selling birds to Mexico, Guam, the Philippines, and other far-flung destinations for combat,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “Cockfighters are knowingly violating federal laws that forbid these sales of fighting animals.” Mr. Pacelle provided details in an extensive report released today by the organizations and argued that North Carolina and a half dozen other states in the U.S. have become the key breeding ground for the world’s cockfighting industry.

The investigation was triggered by data AWA and AWF obtained through the Guam Department of Agriculture, with the groups securing more than 2,500 pages of avian shipping records dated November 2017 to September 2020. These records detail more than 500 shipments of birds by 60 individuals from more than a dozen states to Guam, where more than 130 individuals purchased the birds for fights in the U.S. territory. These shipping records revealed that North Carolina was among the top five shippers in the nation to Guam, trailing only Oklahoma, California, Hawaii, and Alabama when it comes to the volume of birds transported to this long-time hotbed of cockfighting. There is no legitimate explanation for this volume of transports given that Guam does not have a significant animal agriculture industry or a show-bird circuit.

A federal law went into effect on December 20, 2019 forbidding any animal fighting on Guam, but it has been a federal felony to transport birds across state lines for fighting since May 2007. All of North Carolina’s federal lawmakers, except for Virginia Foxx and G.K. Butterfield, backed the 2018 amendment to the federal animal fighting law to ban animal fighting in the U.S. territories, including Guam.

AWA and AWF learned that the shippers use the U.S. Postal Service to transport the birds, packing the live animals into boxes and sending them in the cargo holds without food or water. Shipments to Guam are just indicators of a far larger trade in U.S.-produced fighting birds to other foreign jurisdictions, including Mexico, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other nations where the activity is not uncommon.

A detailed report from AWA and AWF points to apparent illegal animal fighting activities by a range of individuals immersed in animal trafficking:

Kevin Reece, of Widowcreek Gamefarm and an ex-commissioner in Ronda, allegedly shipped live birds for fighting through the U.S Postal Service in apparent violation of federal law. His price list, published on-line, includes several bloodlines for export for up to $2000. “I do ship roosters to other parts of the world – yes…I would agree that I also fought roosters in the past – yes, “he said in a deposition related to a legal dispute with the Mayor over a local ordinance to restrict private citizens from maintaining large flocks of crowing roosters. AWA and AWF have shipping records for Mr. Reece obtained from the Guam Department of Agriculture revealing exports of 654 birds.

Anthony Morton, of LumbeeBoy Gamefarm, shares interviews on his Facebook page that he’s done with online industry outlets called “Journey to the Pit” and “Purebred Warrior.” He touts his birds as effective fighters. “My blueface bloodline is hard-hitting fowl,” he said. “My yellow-leg hatch is very smart and accurate cutters.” He boasts that he’s “sold fowl all over the US” and has “had a lot of interest out of Mexico” and that “the great Philippines has always been a popular area and I’ve been getting some great feedback from Vietnam.”

Jesus Merida shares videos of sparring roosters on his Facebook page. He also shared pictures of shipments being sent out using the U.S. Postal Service in apparent violation of federal law.

James Yates shared pictures on his Facebook page of transports of birds and also has published images of him using the U.S Postal Service for the shipment of birds. He also apparently works with Domi Corpus, a California-based cockfighter who is reportedly the largest broker and exporter in the entire U.S., with his birds destined for Guam, Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

James Edwards of Traphill (297 birds) and Jeff Hudspeth of Ronda (152 birds) also shipped birds to Guam, according to records obtained from the Guam Department of Agriculture.

“It is a federal felony to possess fighting animals and then to sell them around the world for staged battles,” noted Drew Edmondson, the four-time Oklahoma Attorney General and co-chair of the National Law Enforcement Council for Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation. “The people involved in this illegal trade are taking enormous risks to participating in this kind of cruelty to animals.” General Edmondson has been working with Animal Wellness Action to target illegal animal fighting throughout the United States and was centrally involved in defending Oklahoma’s 2002 ballot initiative outlawing cockfighting and making it a felony offense.

Under current federal law, it is a crime to:

· Knowingly sponsor or exhibit an animal in a fighting venture;

· Knowingly attend an animal fighting venture, or knowingly cause an individual who has not attained the age of 16 to attend an animal fighting venture;

· Knowingly buy, sell, possess, train, transport, deliver, or receive any animal for purposes of having the animal participate in an animal fighting venture;

· Knowingly use the mail service of the U.S. Postal Service, or any “written, wire, radio televisions or other form of communications in, or using a facility of, interstate commerce,” to advertise an animal for use in an animal fighting venture, or to advertise a knife, gaff, or other sharp instrument designed to be attached to the leg of a bird for us in an animal fighting venture, or to promote or in any other manner further an animal fighting venture except as performed outside the U.S.;

· Knowingly sell, buy, transport, or deliver in interstate or foreign commerce “a knife, a gaff, or any other sharp instrument” designed or intended to be attached to the leg of a bird for us in an animal fighting venture.

The state has an organization called the North Carolina Gamefowl Breeders’ Association, and AWA and AWF believe that works behind the scenes to support the state’s illegal cockfighting industry. Cockfighting is a felony under North Carolina law. Penalties for each violation of the federal law against animal fighting allows for a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for perpetrators, except for an adult attending an animal fighting venture. Penalties for an adult in attendance are 1 year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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ingredientsonline.com launches new e-commerce website with enhanced user experience

ingredientsonline.com

Welcome to the newest version of ingredientsonline.com!

ingredientsonline.com has launched a brand-new website aimed to enhance user experience and improve the purchasing process through a variety of upgrades.

CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ingredientsonline.com™ – the B2B e-commerce marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of nutritional raw ingredients – has launched a brand-new website aimed to enhance user experience and improve the purchasing process through a variety of upgrades.

Included with these upgrades is a completely redesigned homepage with a more prominent search bar allowing users to find their ingredient faster than ever. Sorting through the ingredientsonline.com catalog has also improved with new functionality where customers can find their product by price, factory of origin, package type, application, alphabet, country of origin, or certification.

Product listing pages now have a new look with product information and descriptions available in an easy-to-view format. All available package sizes are now contained within one listing, allowing customers to select their appropriate package type before checkout without having to browse multiple listings.

For customers placing sample orders, these orders can now be tracked through the “My Orders” section of the customer dashboard, providing an additional level of transparency with order status. Additionally, faster page loading speeds allow for a more cohesive buying experience. Users can now easily jump from page to page and view ingredients from around the world with more quickly than ever before.

Along with these new improvements to ingredientsonline.com, users can still expect the same great selection of quality ingredients from global sellers with complete transparency on country of origin, QA/QC documentation, pricing, and inventory. It is ingredientsonline.com’s mission to provide a one-of-a-kind e-commerce experience for supply chains purchasing nutritional raw ingredients for finished products – a mission that is more vital than ever as the global pandemic continues to affect these supply chains.

Registration at ingredientsonline.com is free for qualified supply chain team members. Visit www.ingredientsonline.com today to register for an account and to experience these new upgrades and features.

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About ingredientsonline.com: ingredientsonline.com is on a mission to create extraordinary value for the global nutrition and food ingredient industry by leveraging the ingredientsonline.com e-commerce platform around the world to build an online global community of buyers and sellers.

By using digital technology, we are extending the art of conducting business on the trade show floor onto a highly efficient, cutting edge, transparent, neutral, e-commerce platform.

The platform provides a wide variety of ingredients for nutritional, food and beverage, cosmetic and animal feed industries from qualified global sellers. By hosting a highly efficient, completely transparent platform for all qualified buyers and sellers, we are delivering on our vision of making ingredientsonline.com “the global e-commerce solution.”

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Trends in the Airline Business for 2021

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NWABF explores aviation trends for 2021

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As we look forward to the world of aviation in 2021, we realize that the future of SAF is very promising – Bloomberg News reports that more widespread use of jet biofuels is expected in the coming years, and it’s important not to lose sight of the end goal.

In the meantime, Northwest Advanced is committed to staying focused on our core business goal to produce and provide sustainable aviation fuel to Delta Air Lines starting in late 2024. As we work toward our goal, we understand that there will be a great many factors impacting aviation in the next few years. Let’s have a look at some of the trends developing for 2021 in the airline industry.

The Safety – Travel Precautions
Traveling in 2021 via major airlines through terminals means you’re likely going to have to prove to the flight crew that you’ve tested negative for a COVID-19 test days before your flight, at the departing airport, and at the arriving airport. This is on top of the other required masks and hand sanitizer you’ll also need access to during your flight.

For example, Travel & Leisure reported recently that Delta has launched two pre-flight testing pilot programs for flights from Atlanta International Airport to Amsterdam and Rome. Travelers going to the Netherlands now have to take a COVID-19 test at least five days before arrival in Amsterdam, take a rapid test before boarding, and then take a second PCR test upon arrival in the Netherlands. Travelers on their way to Rome also have three tests to take – one 72 hours before departure, a rapid test before boarding, and a second rapid test upon arrival at the airport in Italy. Everyone should expect other potential restraints on traveling by any method other than car in the coming months.

The Security – Protecting crew and passengers
The elements of airport and airline security have ramped up in the past year due to the COVID-19 crisis, and further security measures may take hold in 2021. USA Today outlined a few areas in which passengers need to be compliant in order to fly. This includes wearing a mask over the mouth and nose before, during and after the flight while in the terminal. If you don't wear a mask, you may be asked to leave your flight. You might even be banned from future flights. TSA agents will usually be on hand to give you a mask if you’ve forgotten to bring one.

Passengers are also being required to state that they have tested negative for COVID-19 or “show proof” that they are negative. Trying to fly if you have the virus could get you on a no-fly block list administered by the TSA. Some airlines, including Delta, are not booking middle seats until March 2021, in order to provide passengers with additional safety on flights.

In the future, another security measure will likely emerge in the form of a Digital Travel Credential (DTC) to replace the traditional passport. It’s being looked at and examined by key industry bodies like the ICAO. Having a digital identity card may alarm some people, but for airline passengers it seems to be the step in the right direction to add a layer of security and flexibility for travelers.

The Savings – Moving to SAF by 2030
As airlines use this pandemic to look at every part of their business to find out how to reduce costs, it is also under industry goals to reduce carbon gas emissions. A top priority for airplane makers is having the ability to reduce an aircraft’s fuel consumption. The team at Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC is committed to working with Delta Air Lines on its goal to use sustainable aviation fuel in order to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The global CORSIA agreement is the industry agreement for moving forward with sustainable aviation fuel opportunities. The pilot phase begins in 2021. The United Nations group ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) announced its next call to supply carbon credits under the global aviation offsetting CORSIA plan. The intake runs through February 10, and is open to for emissions unit programs to apply for eligibility.

The Recovery – Moving Ahead
The major airlines have just gone through a year of business uncertainty, and in 2021, are charging ahead to find new ways to attract customers back to the airports. As mentioned above, Delta is maintaining its leadership position in setting standards, and is keeping its middle seats un-booked until March to give its customers extra comfort and safety during flights. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian expects 2021 to be a year of recovery, and the airline expects to be cash-flow positive again by mid-year, 2021.

Other airlines are looking to lower fares temporarily to bring back customers. And all the airlines are behind vaccination efforts to keep everyone clean and safe, and to bring a sense of calm to flying again.

These are a few of the aviation and airline trends we see in play during this new year. NWABF remains committed and excited about the future of sustainable aviation fuel. We continue on a forward path to develop our Grays Harbor, WA Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Project to produce and supply 60+ million gallons of SAF annually for Delta Air Lines.

For more information, visit our website at https://nwabiofuels.com/.

David P. Smoot
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire