Jim Feldkamp Calls For More Environmental Action To Prevent Vineyard Degradation

Jim Feldkamp

Jim Feldkamp

ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As yearly growing conditions have altered how and when seasonal grape production takes place as a result of global climate change, wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs like Jim Feldkamp have called for greater environmental action to prevent the degradation of vineyards. 

"We really have to do something about the vineyards", says Jim Feldkamp, a professional wine taster of the last ten years. Before that, Jim Feldkamp worked in the military which he says has prepared him to take steps in the direction of fighting for environmental policy changes. "When you have been dealing with those same bureaucratic systems for a while, you understand the inner workings and can see things from their perspective a little better."

This knack for dealing with corporations with political ties is not lost on Jim Feldkamp who has used his background as a military and cybersecurity expert to work with climate change experts in order to formulate arguments against lobbyists who would seek to control how vineyards operate all over the world. 

"When you look at the science of the matter, you start to see a pattern in growth rates as well as a pattern in vineyard production decrease in correlation to manufacturing increase." One would think the science could be used against hardcore manufacturing lobbyists but the truth couldn't be any further. "Sometimes reason doesn't work with people who are looking to put economic viability over the quality of a vineyard." As a result, Jim Feldkamp has joined forces with these climate change experts as well as used his network to get his own policy changes in front of the hands of those decision-makers in Washington D.C. 

"We've actually been able to make a little bit of headway, to be honest with you." Jim Feldkamp, whose policy action group revolves around putting more public taxpaying dollars into additional greenhouses for vineyards so the grapes can retain their original biochemistry for optimal wine production. 

"It has certainly been an adventure." Jim Feldkamp has noted when talking about how he has managed to deal with politicians, climate change experts, lobbyists, as well as his own military career friends. "It requires a certain level of passion and that is something that I have noticed among the vineyard owners and climate change experts. They all have a passion for what they are doing and my passion is wine growth and wine tasting." Jim Feldkamp is quite accurate about his statements. "I wouldn't have gotten as far as I have with all this if it wasn't for the passion that I bring in day in and day out when dealing with this cast of characters." 

And passion is what Jim Feldkamp uses in spades and what he has had to rely on throughout all of his different careers. It will be interesting to see how he can affect the vineyard industry with his calls for environmental action in the future. 

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Sustainable Agriculture Stock Clean Seed Capital Group (TSXV: $CSX.V) closes US$5M Deal with (NYSE: $AVD) Division

Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd (TSXV:CSX) announces it has closed a strategic license and investment agreement with US based AMVAC Chemical Corporation (NYSE:AVD)

Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (TSX:CSX.V)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sustainable Agriculture Stock Clean Seed Capital Group (TSXV: $CSX.V) closes US$5M Agreement with AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company (NYSE: $AVD)

April 2, 2020 – Vancouver, British Columbia – (Investorideas.com newswire ) – Sustainable Agriculture Stock News Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (“Clean Seed” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CSX) is pleased to announce it has closed a strategic license and investment agreement with US based AMVAC Chemical Corporation (“AMVAC”), a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD).

Read the full news and disclaimers here:

Founded in 1969, American Vanguard has five decades of sustainable, responsible growth. AMVAC delivers unique solutions for the broad array of challenges to enhance agricultural productivity and safeguard public health. AMVAC has earned a place among the world’s top specialty chemical providers in the world, with businesses in USA, Mexico, Central and Latin America, Europe, Brazil, Australia and Canada.

AMVAC is also recognized as an industry leader in closed delivery systems, like its SmartBox® closed delivery application system, which serves to reduce risk of exposure to users and applicators. Building on that expertise, AMVAC has developed a more advanced system called SIMPAS™ (Smart Integrated Multiproduct Prescriptive Application System). AMVAC’s patented SIMPAS system enables simultaneous variable precision rate application of multiple crop protection and nutritional inputs to maximize harvest yield, minimize grower costs, optimize soil health and benefit environmental sustainability. This precision application of crop input segment runs parallel with Clean Seed’s patented development of its ground-breaking highly advanced SMART seeding and SMART planting technologies, creating a symbiotic opportunity for both parties.

As part of this relationship Clean Seed will license AMVAC certain intellectual property rights for a US$2,500,000 upfront fee and an ongoing royalty of certain delivery systems. Clean Seed will provide ongoing development support as the parties may mutually agree to for future growth and diversification opportunities.

AMVAC will also be investing an additional US$2,500,000 through the purchase of 6,250,000 common shares of the Company at a price of US$0.40 per share (the “Offering”), bringing the total up-front investment to US$5,000,000.

Graeme Lempriere, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Clean Seed states “Our aligned objectives, to deliver sustainable meaningful results for the agricultural sector through the precise application and control of inputs, are rooted in the stewardship of our soil structure. AMVAC’s leadership in the chemical business and Clean Seed’s cutting edge leadership in the multi product delivery systems and related SMART Seeder and Planting technologies assures a mutually beneficial relationship that strengthens our collective efforts and protects our product offerings. It has been a pleasure working with this likeminded group. I am also delighted to welcome Dr. Ulrich (Bob) Trogele, PhD
to our Board of Directors and look forward to collaborating with him and the AMVAC teams on multiple levels as we share in the drive for industry leadership and innovation.”

Dr. Trogele, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of AMVAC states, “AMVAC is investing into this strategic technology relationship with Clean Seed, leveraging the superior at plant technology of both companies, as they are symbiotic in providing farmers globally with sustainable soil health and precision planting solutions. When combining the multiple functions of Clean Seed’s newest leading edge planter/seeder offering with the multiple precision at plant soil input potential of AMVAC’s SIMPAS system, a grower will have up to eight critical inputs deployable at planting – a precision technology set of capabilities that simply is not presently available to farmers. Further, both companies look forward to collaborating in ways that take advantage of each company’s technology for mutually beneficial business development. The timing is excellent, as we continue to see the precision agriculture application business growing and evolving to meet the changing demands of consumers and society. It’s an honor and pleasure to join the Clean Seed Board of Directors and work with such a talented professional management team to bring innovation into the Agribusiness space.”

Dr. Ulrich (Bob) Trogele, PhD
He has enjoyed a 34-year leadership career in Agribusiness, working for “large caps” such as Hoechst, Aventis and Bayer, and “mid-caps” such as Schering and FMC. He has working experience and knowledge in Europe, Asia and the Americas at all levels of Agribusiness (chemical, nutrient, seed and precision agriculture). In addition, he has worked at the country, regional and corporate general management level. Further, Dr. Trogele has been an Adjunct Professor at the Berlin School of Economics & Law for over 20 years, educating MBA’s as future leaders in global business and society.

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Chief Executive Officer

About Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd.
We are a team of innovators and business management professionals with a proven track record of game changing innovation and production of patented agricultural technologies at a high level. We pride ourselves as progress facilitators that turn solutions for modern agricultural problem into commercially viable products to fulfill new demand.

For further information please contact Clean Seed at 604-566-9895 and visit our website at http://www.cleanseedcapital.com.

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This press release is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The common shares of Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.


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Particle Testing Authority and Surface Measurement Systems Limited announce new strategic alliance in Germany

Particle Testing Laboratory in Munich-Unterschleißheim

DVS Resolution Dual Vapor Gravimetric Sorption Analyzer by Surface Management Systems


Enhanced access to dynamic vapor sorption technology for customers across Europe

We already have this technology in our laboratory in Norcross-Atlanta and we recognize the value of DVS for many of our clients, notably those in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors”

— Greg Thiele, General Manager of PTA.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Particle Testing Authority (PTA), Micromeritics’ ISO17025 accredited contract testing laboratory, and Surface Measurement Systems, the global leader in sorption science, today announced a strategic alliance to enhance access to dynamic vapor sorption technology in Europe and especially Germany. PTA customers can now complement existing material characterization schedules with dynamic vapor sorption (DVS) testing to generate more complete sample profiles in the Munich-Unterschleißheim facility. At the same time, Surface Measurement Systems enables efficient customer sample testing and localized sales demonstrations in a key geography with the shared space. DVS provides important information for a broad range of industrial products including pharmaceuticals, foods, biopharmaceuticals, polymers, zeolites/metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), petrochemicals, fine chemicals and catalysts.

“Surface Measurement Systems is the global leader in DVS technology, so we’re delighted to add these new systems to the lab as we work towards becoming the most complete materials characterization service in Europe,” said Greg Thiele, General Manager, PTA. “We already have this technology in our laboratory in Norcross-Atlanta and we recognize the value of DVS for many of our clients, notably those in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors. DVS testing directly complements many of the measurements we already offer such as particle size and shape, and specific surface area, making it a great addition to our portfolio.”

DVS is a gravimetric sorption technique that measures how much of a solvent is adsorbed by the sample, and how quickly. The sorption of water vapor by dry powders is a common focus of testing, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry because of the potential impact of moisture on drug stability and efficacy. However, testing may be performed with many other solvents, for example, to assess the potential of a new sorbent. Two Surface Measurement Systems DVS instruments will be installed in the Munich laboratory as a result of the alliance: The DVS Resolution as an advanced system for precise testing under well-controlled temperature and relative humidity next to the specified DVS Vacuum for measuring vapor and gas isotherms under low ambient pressure.

“This alliance significantly strengthens our ability to provide the highest quality support to customers in the DACH (Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH)) region,” said Prof. Daryl Williams, Managing Director, Surface Measurement Systems. “an area with a high concentration of industries that can benefit from DVS data. The set-up in the PTA lab will enable us to effectively demonstrate the performance and ease of use of our DVS systems and we look forward to working with PTA to help customers optimize their application of this valuable technique.”

About Particle Testing Authority

Particle Testing Authority (PTA) is an ISO 17025 accredited, cGMP compliant, FDA registered and inspected contract laboratory for the characterization of fine powders and solid materials. With a track record of excellence PTA is a trusted lab service partner to customers across all powder processing industries including the pharmaceutical, chemical, coating, catalyst, mineral, and polymer sectors. Our testing services provide comprehensive particle characterization from particle size/shape, pore volume, surface area, and density to bulk powder testing with dynamic testing capabilities for quantifying powder flowability. An experienced, highly trained team of scientists, engineers, and lab personnel work closely with every client to ensure that all analytical requirements are rapidly and responsively addressed. Particle Testing Authority is based in Norcross, Georgia, USA with additional centers in place to meet the needs of multinational clients: The Shanghai, China laboratory supports a growing Chinese customer base and increasing demand across Asia, while a European laboratory in Munich-Unterschleißheim, Germany, provides particle testing services for European customers. For more information visit www.particletesting.com

About Surface Measurement Systems (SMS)

Surface Measurement Systems develops and engineers innovative experimental techniques and instrumentation for physico-chemical characterisation of complex solids. We are the world leaders in Dynamic Vapor Sorption technology and Inverse Gas Chromatography instrumentation and solutions, providing professional world-class scientific and technical support for our international customers. By carefully controlling, measuring and analysing the physico-chemical interaction of vapors with solid samples such as powders, fibres and films. Surface Measurement Systems can help solve problems in research and development, such as stability studies and drying performance, through to manufacturing and quality control. Our range of characterization instruments and scientific/engineering techniques has helped solve difficult problems in the pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, polymers catalysts, chemical, cosmetics and food industries, and are used by hundreds of leading laboratories and universities throughout the world. We are headquartered in the United Kingdom and have offices in the USA and India and supply solutions throughout the world.

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New certifications for Barceló Allegro Playacar Resort & Barceló Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort

Barceló Royal Hideaway Playcar Resort & Barceló Allegro Playacar Resort Toy Donation Drive

Green Globe awards Barceló Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort its inaugural certification and recertifies Barceló Allegro Playacar Resort.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Globe has awarded Barceló Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort its first certification and recently recertifed the Barceló Allegro Playacar Resort, both Barceló Hotel Group resorts are located in Mexico.

Karina Limone, Quality Manager at Royal Hideaway Playacar said, “We are very happy for Green Globe Certification of both our hotels – Allegro Playacar and Royal Hideaway Playacar. All our teams have worked extremely hard to ensure the properties have met the required sustainability criteria standards.”

Dedicated Green Teams at the resorts, comprised of management and staff members from each department, oversee various sustainability initiatives throughout the year.

The main actions carried out by the Green Teams are:

Environmental Actions
To support biodiversity, regular beach clean-ups are organised and Sea Turtle Conservation programs are supported by both properties. In the last year, Green Teams have ensured that all single-use plastic items have been eliminated and replaced with products made of bio-degradable materials.

Guests are invited to participate in weekly ecological days to raise environmental awareness. Guests also learn how cigarette butts collected during clean ups are recycled and educated on steps they can take to reduce waste in their daily lives.

Social Initiatives
The Green Teams encourage guests, staff and the public to participate in street clean-ups. Toy collection campaigns for children in the local community are also conducted and each property donates retired linen, electrical appliances as well as food to local charities. To stimulate regional economic activity, networks using local suppliers have also been increased.

Cultural Experiences
A walk from both hotels can be made to the Xaman Ha Ruins, which are located at the entrance of Playacar. In this experiential activity, staff members act as personal guides inviting guests to learn more about Mayan culture by giving a brief introduction about their historical significance.

Over the past few weeks, staff members continue to deliver top quality service with Mexican warmth and a smile, and guests have been inspired by the genuine hospitality of hotel staff. It’s time to reflect on the warm memories that these hardworking people have helped create and plan for that next great holiday or romantic getaway at these exceptional resorts.

About Barceló Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort
The Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is located on the best stretch of white sand beach along the shores of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Guests that vacation at the adults-only Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort will enjoy an amazing all-inclusive experience among luxurious tropical surroundings.

About Barceló Allegro Playacar Resort
Situated on the best stretch of white sand beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico is the Allegro Playacar Resort, a family friendly all-inclusive hotel surrounded by lush tropical gardens looking out to the crystal clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This Playa del Carmen resort is ideal for small leisure groups, family reunions and gatherings

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com


Karina Limones
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Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa Awarded First Green Globe Certification

Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa

Green Globe awarded Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa its inaugural certification in January this year.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa is a luxurious, all-inclusive 5-star resort, nestled in lush landscapes set within a cove at one of the most picturesque islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Built for travelers of all ages, this modern resort features 3 distinct sections offering a family friendly vacation experience in the general resort, Diamond ClubTM for a higher level of service with exclusive pool, beach and dining areas, and Hideaway – an Adults Only oasis.

Green Globe awarded Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa its inaugural certification in January this year.

Rudy Richardson, General Manager of Royalton Saint Lucia in speaking of the resort’s most recent environmental achievement said, “In a world of depleting natural resources, environmental stewardship is critical to ensuring the sustainability of the tourism industry. We are cognizant of the environmental impact that the resort can potentially have and taken deliberate measures to mitigate those risks to manageable and environmentally responsible levels.”

Environmental Awareness
Sustainability efforts are communicated via Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). The resort’s environmental sustainability policy and rational use practices are streamed as well as information on native flora and fauna species.

Training and education on environmental practices is also given to new employees as part of the resort’s sustainability orientation program.

Elimination of Single-use Plastic
Plastic waste and other non-biodegradable material have the potential to pollute the environment, particularly the marine ecosystem when incorrectly disposed of. Starting in 2017, Royalton Saint Lucia has been successful in gradually reducing the use of plastic straws from an average usage of 35,000 per month to zero. Compostable straws are now offered to guests. Single use plastic bottles are also being phased out and in their place Vero water purifying dispensers have been installed in service areas at the resort.

Energy Conservation
Energy conservation efforts at the resort are varied and include room temperature controls, and the use of timers and motion sensor lighting in public areas. All rooms are equipped with automatic power switches that turn off all electrical equipment in a room upon exiting.

The resort’s Building Management System (BMS) ensures optimal energy conservation is maintained through the monitoring of electrical and mechanical equipment. Effective preventative management measures are carried out with servicing information provided by BMS data.

Water Conservation
The resort’s operations are designed to minimize impacts on neighbouring communities through the generation of water at an onsite reverse osmosis plant. The plant produces a daily average of 37 m³ of desalinated water supporting the island resort’s strategy to be self-sufficient.

Additionally, the wastewater treatment facility optimizes the use of black water and ensures that the water quality generated meets environmental discharge standards. Wastewater is diverted to natural containment areas for irrigation purposes.

Update from Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa
The resort is temporarily closed. As we push through these challenging times, we remain committed to serving you, our valued client, partner and friends. We are committed to delivering unforgettable vacation experiences to our guests, and are confident that with our dedication and ingenuity, we will persevere through this unprecedented situation.

We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you and your family good health and wellbeing during these difficult times.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com


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Shore Buddies donates ALL profits from online sales to animals in need during COVID-19 crisis

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Shore Buddies donates all profits from sales during COVID-19

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The Shore Buddies Process- Stuffed Animals made from recycled plastic bottles

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Shore Buddies Non-profit organization donation partners during COVID-19

Shore Buddies dedicates all profits of their sales of each of their stuffed animals to an animal treating non-profit organization during COVID-19 pandemic

At Shore Buddies, we are great at giving Marine Life a voice. Therefore, we decided to speak up for them and help these great organizations to continue their important work during this global crisis.”

— Malte Niebelschuetz

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 1st, 2020 – Shore Buddies has partnered up with 4 non-profit organizations that are currently treating animals at their facilities and is donating 100% of their profits from online sales to help these animals to get the treatment they need.

Shore Buddies makes their stuffed animals from recycled plastic bottles. It takes 6x bottles to make one 12” Shore Buddy stuffed animal. Each animal covers a different topic of ocean plastic and educates children how they can help to keep plastics out of the ocean in a playful way.

“Although our mission is to keep plastics out of the ocean, we cannot forget about the animals that currently need treatment.” says founder and CEO Malte Niebelschuetz. Many organizations are actively supporting wildlife that got injured or are suffering from illness caused by ocean plastic. These organizations are struggling with the COVID-19 crisis as well and are lacking funds and supplies.

“In times like these it is great to see the support in communities and everyone coming together to help.” says Niebelschuetz. “At Shore Buddies, we are great at giving Marine Life a voice. Therefore, we decided to speak up for them and help these great organizations to continue their important work during this global crisis.”
Shore Buddies is supporting the “Dolphin Research Center”, “The Marine Mammal Center”, “The Sea Turtle Care Center at the South Carolina Aquarium” and the “San Diego Humane Society – Project Wildlife”. Each Shore Buddy supports a different organization.

Shore Buddies donates all profits from their online sales to these organizations to help with food, medicine and treatment for their animals.
You can learn more about the program and the supported non-profit organizations at: www.shore-buddies.com

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Coronavirus Cleaning & Disinfection: Commercial & Residential

New Coronavirus cleaning and disinfection services to all cities of Broward County, Palm Beach County, & Miami-Dade County.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases emerging every day, more people than ever are trying to find the best way to protect their homes and businesses from potential contamination. Expert Environmental, a leading property restoration company in South Florida, is pleased to announce Coronavirus (COVID-19) cleaning and disinfection services to all cities of Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami Dade County.

As a company spokesperson noted, Expert Environmental follows standards of service that have been certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification) and only uses state-of-the-art Electrostatic Technology as well as EPA approved hospital-grade disinfectants that are non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.

"Our electrode-nozzle guns spray a hospital-grade, EPA registered, biodegradable disinfectant solution which safely kills and inhibits the growth of 99.99% of viral agents, harmful bacteria, toxic mold spores, and other disease-causing microbes. Our disinfection technology enables an electrical charge to cause an attraction-force between the sprayed drops and the target surfaces, this attraction-force is 40 times greater than the force of gravity. This means when the droplets approach the target surface, they will reverse direction and move upwards against gravity. The result is a clear disinfectant coating that sanitizes and protects all types of hard and soft interior surfaces that could be found in a home, office, or commercial facility".

"At Expert Environmental, we understand that a company specialized in Coronavirus disinfection services should not only meet but exceed all CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines". The spokesperson noted. Expert Environmental can help you to significantly minimize the risk of infection of the Novel COVID-19. For more information please call 954.634.0280 or visit https://expertenvironmentalusa.com/coronavirus-disinfection/

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Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Turmeric Laboratory Guidance Document

New publication evaluates methods to authenticate turmeric products and describes adulteration.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on turmeric (Curcuma longa) raw material and products.

Turmeric has a long history of use as a spice and medicinal plant, but its popularity has only recently started to surge for its medicinal properties in countries outside Asia. In 2018, turmeric dietary supplements ranked second and third in sales in the US natural food store and mainstream retail outlet channels, respectively, according to the annual Herb Market Report for 2018 published in HerbalGram, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Botanical Council (ABC).

Reports of turmeric adulteration often describe substitution with other Curcuma species or the undeclared admixture of starches or dyes. More recently, the addition of undeclared synthetic curcumin, one of the naturally occurring substances in turmeric, and mixtures of synthetic curcuminoids to turmeric extracts, has been reported. Synthetic curcuminoids can be made for about one-third of the cost of natural curcuminoids, providing a financial incentive to fraudulent suppliers for diluting or replacing turmeric extracts with synthetic materials.

The new LGD is written by John H. Cardellina II, PhD, a noted expert in natural products chemistry and analysis. The LGD provides an evaluation of the usefulness of published analytical methods to detect the adulteration of turmeric root/rhizome raw material and extracts, and finished turmeric products, and summarizes the main advantages and disadvantages of each method regarding its suitability for use in a quality control laboratory. In addition, the document details the chemical composition of turmeric root and rhizome, potential confounding species, and known adulterants. The LGD has been peer-reviewed by 29 international experts from academia, third-party contract analytical laboratories, and the herbal dietary supplement and herb and spice industries. BAPP previously published a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on turmeric in May 2018.

Stefan Gafner, PhD, chief science officer of ABC and technical director of BAPP, explained: “Because adulteration of turmeric comes in various shapes and forms, a number of orthogonal methods (i.e., multiple methods that can measure different analytes in a sample) are needed to ensure that the turmeric ingredient is authentic. Chromatographic methods may be useful for the detection of other Curcuma species or certain pigments, but they may miss the undeclared admixture of starches or the presence of lead chromate, which is sometimes added to impart a stronger yellow color. The possible addition of synthetic curcuminoids presents yet another analytical challenge. As such, we hope that the turmeric LGD will provide a useful guide for industry quality control analysts tasked to select the most appropriate assays for turmeric authentication.”

Mark Blumenthal, ABC founder and executive director, and BAPP founder and director, said: “Once again, BAPP has identified a common spice that has a growing public demand for its medicinal properties, and which unscrupulous sellers in the international herb market have adulterated with lower-cost adulterants and fraudulent materials. BAPP’s newest LGD on turmeric will be a much-needed beneficial resource for hundreds of industry, university, third-party, and government analytical laboratories around the world.”

Cardellina opined: “The adulteration of turmeric is one of the more complex cases that BAPP has tackled. Synthetic organic and inorganic colorants used to improve the color of poor grade or fraudulent raw material present serious health and safety concerns, while substituting or admixing with other species of Curcuma deprives consumers of the beneficial compounds provided by C. longa. The addition of synthetic curcuminoids can create safety issues due to the possible presence of reagents and side products from the synthetic methods used. Fortunately, this LGD reviews a substantial number of analytical methods to address these many forms of adulteration.”

The turmeric LGD is the 10th publication in the series of LGDs published by BAPP. As with all publications in the program (currently 57), LGDs are freely accessible to all ABC members, registered users of the ABC website, and all members of the public on the program’s website (registration required).

About the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program
The ABC-American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)-National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi (NCNPR) Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program is an international consortium of nonprofit professional organizations, analytical laboratories, research centers, industry trade associations, industry members, and other parties with interest in herbs and medicinal plants. The program advises industry, researchers, health professionals, government agencies, the media, and the public about various challenges related to adulterated botanical ingredients sold in commerce. To date, more than 200 US and international parties have financially supported or otherwise endorsed the program.

The program has produced 57 extensively peer-reviewed publications, including HerbalGram articles, Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletins, LGDs, and Botanical Adulterants Monitor e-newsletters.

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Albert Boufarah, CEO SAMR Inc. Announces Maryland Expansion

After two decades of operation in New England and the Tri-State area, SAMR Inc. is expanding their reach into Maryland.

LAKEWOOD , NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A trusted name in electronic waste recycling in the northeast for 20 years, SAMR Inc. has announced plans to expand by opening a 30,000 square foot facility in Maryland. The goal, as stated by SAMR Inc. founder & President Albert Boufarah, is to serve its customer base in The Old Line State in an even more prompt fashion, as well as to expand its customer base in the entire Delmarva region. Details are in the works, and are expected to be announced soon.

“From the beauty of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to the thrills of the Ocean City boardwalk, we love Maryland and are excited to be a part of such a vibrant, thriving state.”, Boufarah said. “What started with one customer over 10 years ago has grown to exciting new opportunities beyond what we could have imagined.”.

The plans are for the new location to include a warehouse that processes & recycles a diverse variety of electronics ranging from computers & TVs to small appliances (“anything with a plug or battery”, according to Boufarah) along with a fully staffed office and trucks to prove a range of services from dumpster delivery & switches, live load collection, and e-waste recycling events.

“With two decades of operation under our belts, our locations in New England & the Tri-State Area have enabled us to provide a high standard of service in those regions. With our forthcoming expansion in Maryland, our objective is to do the same exact thing for the greater Delmarva area.”, Boufarah declared.

For more information on SAMR Inc’s electronic recycling services or to receive a service quote, you can reach them at (866) 509-7267 or online at http://www.samrinc.com

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濎通科技與Wi-SUN聯盟與其會員共同主辦,推廣Wi-SUN FAN認證於智能錶計與智能路燈之應用

濎通科技與Wi-SUN聯盟與其會員共同主辦,推廣Wi-SUN FAN認證於智能錶計與智能路燈之應用

濎通科技與Wi-SUN聯盟與其會員共同主辦,推廣Wi-SUN FAN認證於智能錶計與智能路燈之應用

濎通科技為業界第一家Wi-SUN系統單晶片和網路軟體設計公司,同時也是唯一擁有Wi-SUN FAN產品出貨所必須的三種認證資格的公司,包括FAN PHY、FAN Router、FAN Border Router,能實現長距離傳輸與千點自動組網,且能與其他Wi-SUN FAN認證設備互聯互通,協助客戶的通訊模組、智慧閘道與終端產品快速取得Wi-SUN FAN認證。”

— 濎通科技行銷業務副總鍾杰輝

新竹, HSINCHU COUNTY, 台灣, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 物聯網、智慧電網通信晶片設計公司濎通科技聯合Wi-SUN聯盟、中國科學院上海微系統與資訊技術研究所、利爾達物聯科技、Itron埃創儀錶計量系統與百佳泰實驗室等Wi-SUN會員企業,透過中國專業錶計媒體-環球錶計的視頻直播平台,於3月31日舉辦「新物聯趨勢,Wi-SUN廣域大規模物聯網論壇」,透過技術驗證與實際應用案例等面向探討Wi-SUN FAN認證在智能錶計、智能路燈等公用事業領域之發展,完整呈現Wi-SUN聯盟會員的健全生態體系,此次論壇累計獲得超過5千人次上線觀看,現場詢問熱烈。


論壇由Wi-SUN聯盟主席兼首席執行官Phil Beecher負責開場, Wi-SUN聯盟成立於2012年,目前已有包括Cisco思科、ARM、TI德州儀器 、Itron以及濎通芯等全球250多家會員,共同推出了150多種Wi-SUN認證產品。目前Wi-SUN聯盟會員們在全球已部署超過9,500萬個支援Wi-SUN的設備。Wi-SUN聯盟的使命是利用開放式全球標準IEEE 802.15.4g,通過測試和認證計畫提供強大的產品連線性,發展Wi-SUN生態系統,實現智慧城市和智慧公用通信網路的互通性。

緊接著由WI-SUN聯盟認證專案經理Sum Chin Sean介紹Wi-SUN FAN(Field Area Network)認證,Sum指出FAN的應用主要面向於大型場域中的設施,如智慧電網、智慧路燈等,FAN解決方案為智慧城市和智慧電網應用提供基於開放標準的長距離、安全卓越網路解決方案,為大規模的戶外網路提供通信基礎設施,讓公共設施連線到相同場域網路並實現互通性。此外,Wi-SUN認證的FAN解決方案採用全球無線通訊標準 IEEE 802.15.4g™、IETF IPv6 協議,可實現穩定、高性能且低功耗的長距離網路。

中國科學院上海微系統與資訊技術研究所周明拓博士從無線傳輸技術的角度發表「LPWAN低功耗廣域網路技術比較:Wi-SUN、LoRaWAN、NB-IoT」專題演講,周博士總結時指出Wi-SUN FAN主要優勢包括:支持多跳、網狀網連接、自癒能力強、網絡健壯性好、擴展性強、網絡可覆蓋數公里距離;可支持數率最高,目前300bps,未來可大於1Mbps;低功耗能力最強,相同應用下電池壽命最長;MAC包最大、協議棧最全、支持IPv6最好;工作在非授權頻段,可組建私網與節省營運成本等。

濎通科技行銷業務副總鍾杰輝表示濎通科技為業界第一家Wi-SUN系統單晶片和網路軟體設計公司,同時也是唯一擁有Wi-SUN FAN產品出貨所必須的三種認證資格的公司,包括FAN PHY、FAN Router、FAN Border Router,能實現長距離傳輸與千點自動組網,且能與其他Wi-SUN FAN認證設備互聯互通,協助客戶的通訊模組、智慧閘道與終端產品快速取得Wi-SUN FAN認證,導入市場。



論壇的尾聲由百佳泰實驗室的陳弘偉技術經理針對Wi-SUN FAN認證流程發表專題演說,他指出Wi-SUN FAN認證的範圍包括實體層(Physical)、資料連結層(Data Link)、網路(Network)層和傳輸(Transport)層,而應用層不在Wi-SUN認證計畫的範圍內。Wi-SUN FAN認證的產品必須經通過相容性測試,以確保所有設備可以互聯互通並安全地協同工作。

環球錶計指出根據權威研究公司預計,全球IEEE 802.15.4晶片模組出貨量將在未來五年內翻三番,達到10億。其中IPv6協議增長率最快。憑藉端到端的IP可定址能力、廣覆蓋、安全性和可擴展性高,Wi-SUN正在全球範圍的公用事業網路和智慧城市基礎設施設備中快速崛起!


關於 Wi-SUN 聯盟
Wi-SUN聯盟成立於2012年,是一個由業界公司組成的全球非營利性組織。Wi-SUN聯盟的發展願景乃是基於網狀網路通訊協定IEEE 802.15.4g技術規範,通過測試和認證計畫提供強大的產品連線性,發展Wi-SUN生態系統,實現智慧城市和智慧公用通信網路的互通性。


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