EAU Bio http://eau-bio.com/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 14:35:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eau-bio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png EAU Bio http://eau-bio.com/ 32 32 FHFA to Conduct Review of Federal Home Lending System https://eau-bio.com/fhfa-to-conduct-review-of-federal-home-lending-system/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 13:48:47 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/fhfa-to-conduct-review-of-federal-home-lending-system/

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) will conduct a review of the Federal Home Loan Bank System beginning this fall.

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The Federal Home Lending Banks (FHLBanks) have been an important source of liquidity for their members for the past 90 years, especially during times of market stress. They also support low-income housing and community development by offering various programs to their members, including the Affordable Housing Program, Community Investment Program, and Community Investment Cash Advance Program.

“FHFA plays a critical role in supporting affordable, equitable, and sustainable access to mortgage credit,” said FHFA Director Sandra Thompson. “FHFA regulated entities operate as a trusted source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment. As the Federal Home Loan Banks approach their centennial, FHFA will conduct a comprehensive review to ensure they remain capable of meeting the needs of today and tomorrow.

The FHFA will host two public listening sessions and a series of regional roundtables as part of the review process. The listening session, called FHLBank System at 100: Focusing on the Future, will take place September 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Constitution Center in Washington, DC, with the option to participate virtually. Interested parties are invited to speak or attend the event.

FHFA seeks feedback in six key areas: the overall mission and purpose of FHLBanks in a changing marketplace; their organization, operational efficiency and effectiveness; their role in promoting affordable, sustainable, equitable and resilient housing and community investments; how they meet the unique needs of rural and financially vulnerable communities; member products, services and warranty requirements; and membership eligibility and requirements.

FHFA is also accepting written comments through October 21 via its website or by mail to: Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Close in-cow-nters of the herd kind | Nebraska today https://eau-bio.com/close-in-cow-nters-of-the-herd-kind-nebraska-today/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/close-in-cow-nters-of-the-herd-kind-nebraska-today/

Husker students pause for extreme close-ups of livestock during a collaborative studio class co-led by the College of Architecture and the Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

The studio, DSGN 410/BSEN 943, asks students to consider how the built environment can influence agricultural production and public perceptions of it.

Social media photos of the week

  • Lobby the Lobster, the Husker Flagline’s new mascot, recently introduced himself on Instagram. “Get ready as I take game days and this wild season with them!” Lobby wrote. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/v375.

  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted its first ODI event at the Union event on August 30. The celebration, which included news, games and swag for students, faculty and staff, was hosted by Dr. Lawrence Chatters (back row, far right), AD Executive Assistant for Strategic Initiatives. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/b6as.

  • Lina López, a research technologist at the Center for Plant Science Innovation, stopped for a UNL Dairy Store cone while on a bike ride around East Campus. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/74ru.

  • Jemalyn Griffin, assistant professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, used yarn to build camaraderie during the first week of class. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/vejz.

  • As night fell, graduate student Rukshani Wickrama-Arachchi had just enough light to capture the beauty of the flowers on the city campus. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/ygnb.

  • First-year pre-health student Giyahna Richmond (left) took a selfie with her roommate Payton Kilker on Tom Osborne Field. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/upjc.

  • Members of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor organization for students majoring in finance and accounting, celebrated the start of the semester with some fitting words of encouragement: “Be Audit You Can Be.” Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/39rf.

  • Freshman marketing student Angela Genner posed for a photo with the family ahead of her first week at Nebraska U. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/hqr5.

  • Shane Tilson has thanked the Nebraska Athletic Department for helping his parents, Charles and Charlene (center), celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Ireland. Husker sporting director Trev Alberts (left) singled out the couple at a pep rally ahead of the football team’s season opener in Dublin. Learn more at https://go.unl.edu/bzpc.

Did you know that Communication Universitaire offers an ever-expanding digital photographic archive? Learn more about campus images and how to access them.

Home & Garden Digest – Sentinel of Santa Cruz https://eau-bio.com/home-garden-digest-sentinel-of-santa-cruz/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 22:19:19 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/home-garden-digest-sentinel-of-santa-cruz/


UCSC Arboretum Presents A Feast for the Senses

The UCSC Arboretum will host “A Party for the Senses” event, an afternoon of plant-focused learning followed by an unforgettable dinner, from 2-7 p.m. on September 17. Attendees will see thriving unirrigated gardens in the summer, get plant recommendations in the time of fall plantings, and connect with a network that is changing our regional landscape. For tickets and more information, visit arboretum.ucsc.edu.


UCSC Farm offers a free guided tour

Take a free tour of the 30-acre UCSC Organic Farm from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can enjoy visiting the organically managed greenhouses, hand-crafted garden beds, orchards, row-crop fields and children’s garden, while learning about the history of the site and the concepts of basis of organic farming and gardening. Perched on a meadow near the campus entrance, the farmhouse also offers views of Monterey Bay. For more information or to schedule a guided group tour at another time, email agroecology@ucsc.edu, visit agroecology.ucsc.edu or calendar.ucsc.edu.


The Gardeners’ Club publishes the August newsletter

Visit thegardenersclub.org to learn about a variety of gardening topics, including All About Dahlias, Using Vegetables for Stamping Projects, Interesting Gardening Books and much more. Save the date for the annual harvest fair, September 25 at the UCSC farm. The Gardeners Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Grange Aptos and is open to everyone.


The Native Grasslands Association is hosting upcoming events

Visit the California Native Grasslands Association website. cnga.org to learn about upcoming events and classes. Landscaping with Nature: Habitat Gardening with Natives in the Built Environment will take place September 21 in Davis. The California Native Plant Society conference will be held September 18-22 in San Jose. You can also subscribe to the monthly newsletter.


Love’s Gardens organizes micro-tours

Love’s Garden will be hosting micro tours from 2-4 p.m. on September 11. Learn about the water conservation features of two Westside Santa Cruz gardens, including gray water and rainwater systems, drip irrigation, native plants, and more. For more information and to register, visit plantiful-possibilities.eventbrite.com or call 831-471-9100.


UCSC Arboretum holds a monthly community day

On the first Tuesday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Arboretum is open to visitors free of charge. Visit arboretum.ucsc.edu and click on events for more information about the Arboretum. NOTE: Due to limited parking at the Arboretum and the popularity of Community Day, we strongly encourage visitors to carpool, bike, walk, or use public transportation whenever possible.

The Garden Digest is compiled by Susan Salinger. To submit items for the calendar, including events, meetings, resources, or anything garden-related, email sentinelhomeandgarden@gmail.com.

Global insurtech market to reach $29.75 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 30% https://eau-bio.com/global-insurtech-market-to-reach-29-75-billion-by-2026-at-a-cagr-of-30/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/global-insurtech-market-to-reach-29-75-billion-by-2026-at-a-cagr-of-30/

DUBLIN, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Insurtech Market Report 2022, By Product, Technology, Offering, Deployment, Application” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global insurtech services market is expected to grow from $8.07 billion in 2021 for $10.42 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.2%. The change in growth trend is mainly due to companies stabilizing their production after meeting the demand which increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. The market is expected to reach $29.75 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 30%.

North America was the largest region in the insurtech services market in 2020. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period. The regions covered in this report are Asia Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

Insurtech is profitable, which contributes to the growth of the insurtech market. Insurtech is more profitable than traditional insurance companies because insurtech eliminates the need for an intermediary between the insurance provider and the customer. Through digitization and highly responsive customer engagement software, insurtech reduces the steps a customer takes during their onboarding and claims handling experience, reducing the overall cost of the insurance policy.

Insurtech companies are increasingly using hyper-automation to meet growing customer demands and offer competitive pricing. Hyper automation is a combination of machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotic process automation (RPA) that enables insurtech professionals to run their businesses faster, more efficiently, and more efficiently. completely safe. According to a Cigniti study, a Indiasoftware company, over 65% of insurtech companies are likely to adopt at least partial hyper-automation by 2024 as new technologies and changing customer expectations drive rapid transition in the industry .

In June 2021, MGA CorvusInsurTech, an American company offering insurtech services has acquired Wingman Insurance for an undisclosed amount. This purchase presents additional opportunities for MGA CorvusInsurTech as they have embarked on an acquisition strategy and maintained organic growth by increasing their presence in the small and medium business sector and establishing the ability to white label their products and services. while taking a closer look at different product lines. Wingman Insurance is a US-based company that provides digital insurance services.


Covered markets:

1) By product: Health insurance; Life insurance; Travel insurance; Car insurance; Commercial insurance; Home Insurance; Others

2) By technology: Blockchain; Cloud computing; IoT; machine learning; Robo Council; Others

3) By proposing: solutions; Services

4) By deployment: on-premises; Cloud

5) By application: automotive industry; Banking and financial services; Government sector; The health industry; Manufacturing industry; Retail business; Others

Main topics covered:

1. Summary

2. Characteristics of the Insurtech Market

3. Insurtech Market Trends and Strategies

4. Impact of COVID-19 on Insurtech

5. Insurance Market Size and Growth

6. Insurance Market Segmentation

7. Regional and Country Analysis of the Insurtech Market

8. Asia-Pacific Assurtech Market

9. Insurance market in China

10. Indian insurance market

11. Japan Technology Insurance Market

12. Insurance market in Australia

13. Insurtech Market in Indonesia

14. South Korea Insurtech Market

15. Technology Insurance Market in Western Europe

16. UK insurance market

17. Insurance market in Germany

18. The French Insurtech market

19. Eastern Europe Technology Insurance Market

20. Russian insurance market

21. North America Insurance Market

22. UNITED STATES Insurtech market

23. South America Insurance Market

24. Insurtech market in Brazil

25. Middle East Insurtech Market

26. Africa Technical Insurance Market

27. Insurtech Market Competitive Landscape and Company Profiles

28. Major Mergers and Acquisitions in the Insurtech Market

29. Insurtech Market Future Prospects and Potential Analysis

30. Appendix

Companies cited

  • Quant model limited
  • Oscar Health
  • Shift Technologies Inc.
  • Zhong An
  • Trov inc.
  • Neos
  • Clover Health
  • Acko General Insurance
  • Lemonade Inc.
  • Metromile Inc.
  • Damco Group
  • DXC Technology
  • Insurance Technology Services
  • majesco
  • Bauxy
  • AnorakTechnologies
  • Moonshot-Internet
  • KFin Technologies Private Limited

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Six people charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering | USAO-EDLA https://eau-bio.com/six-people-charged-with-conspiracy-to-commit-wire-fraud-and-money-laundering-usao-edla/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 03:30:19 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/six-people-charged-with-conspiracy-to-commit-wire-fraud-and-money-laundering-usao-edla/

NEW ORLEANSRYAN P. MULLEN41 years old, resident of Jayess, Mississippi, DUANE A. DUFRENE55 years old, resident of Destrehan, Louisiana, DILLON J. ARCENEAUX31 years old, resident of Marrero, Louisiana, LANCE M. VALLO37 years old, living in Gueydan, Louisiana, GRANT C. MENARD35 years old, resident of Kaplan, Louisiana, and ZEB O. SARTINThe 35-year-old resident of Lafayette, La., was indicted Friday, August 26, 2022, by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the OHRC reported. American attorney Duane A. Evans.

As stated in the indictment, MULLEN and DUFRENE conspired with ARCENEAUX, VALLO, MENARD, and SARTIN to use a number of Louisiana shell companies with no assets to defraud a Georgia-based merchant company. MULLEN and DUFRENE helped establish ARCENEAUX, VALLO, MENARD, and SARTIN as owners of existing companies, MULLEN and DUFRENE then created fake supplier accounts for the companies, and MULLENwith the help of another person, created falsified bank documents for the companies. MULLEN then used a pseudonym to impersonate a broker for the companies he helped create.

With the help of another broker, MULLEN provided the victim merchant’s cash advance company with the fake vendor accounts and bank statements in order to obtain funding. The victim’s cash advance company approved the advances and began making wire transfers ARCENEAUX, VALLO, MENARD, an/a SARTIN millions of dollars in advances. ARCENEAUX, VALLO, MENARD, and SARTIN laundered part of the funds by paying MULLEN and DUFRENE percentages of funds. ARCENEAUX, VALLO, MENARD, and SARTIN then closed their non-existent businesses before reimbursing the victim merchant’s cash advance company in full, resulting in losses of approximately $6.4 million.

An indictment simply alleges that crimes have been committed. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

If he is found guilty, MULLEN, DUFRENE, ARCENEAUX, VALLO, MENARDand SARTIN face a maximum sentence of five years for wire fraud conspiracy and a maximum sentence of twenty years for money laundering conspiracy. Each defendant faces up to three years of supervised release and up to $250,000 in fines for wire fraud. On the money laundering counts, each defendant faces up to three years of supervised release and up to $500,000 in fines. Each chef also carries a mandatory special assessment fee of $100. A notice of forfeiture for fraud filed by the government seeks to confiscate a number of Rolls Royces and Bentleys purchased by MULLEN.

US Attorney Evans praised special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS-Criminal Investigation for their handling of the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Edward J. Rivera and André Lagarde.

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Further cuts in fertilizer production heighten concerns over global food supply https://eau-bio.com/further-cuts-in-fertilizer-production-heighten-concerns-over-global-food-supply/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/further-cuts-in-fertilizer-production-heighten-concerns-over-global-food-supply/

August 30, 2022

Fertilizer producer Yara International last week announced further production cuts in the face of rising natural gas prices. Yara said the cuts would bring its European capacity use of ammonia, the main ingredient in all nitrogen fertilisers, to just 35%.

The move, which follows cuts by fertilizer companies in the UK, Lithuania, Hungary and Poland, rekindles fears for global agricultural production at a time when global supplies of many commodities remains tense and where the Russian-Ukrainian war is severely limiting grain exports from the Black Sea region. The latest cuts in fertilizer production could impact supplies and prices when southern hemisphere countries start planting in the coming months.

Europe-wide, capacity utilization for fertilizers, excluding Ukraine, is estimated at 50% for ammonia and around 33% for nitrogen fertilizers, according to CRU Group, a independent fertilizer consultancy. European fertilizer industries are particularly hard hit as Russia cuts the region’s supply of natural gas, a key raw material in fertilizer production.

  • European natural gas prices (TTF Netherlands) have risen since this time last year by 407% to 248 euros per MWh.
  • Prices in the UK (ICE UK Natural Gas NBP futures) gained 207% to $51.85/MMBTU year-over-year.
  • In contrast, U.S. Henry Hub natural gas futures are currently priced at $9.02/MMBTU.

A Gro analysis, using Gro’s Global Fertilizer Impact Monitorfinds that reducing the use of agricultural fertilizers due to limited supplies and high prices would have profound effects on food production in some parts of the world, decreasing harvests and increasing the urgency of food aid d ’emergency.

  • In many African countries, for example, fertilizer use is already minimal and reducing it further would have an outsized effect on agricultural production.
  • Other countries would see a much smaller impact from reductions in fertilizer use, according to Gro’s analysis.
  • Overall, total global food production would be reduced by a small fraction even under some of the most pessimistic scenarios of reduced fertilizer use, but this result masks the very uneven effects from country to country. other.

Most of the fertilizers produced by European countries are used domestically or exported to other countries in the EU bloc. Significant exports are also destined for South America, Mexico, Southeast Asia and Africa. In March, for example, Ghana and Brazil were among the biggest buyers of fertilizer from Belgium, the EU’s third-largest exporter. See a view in Gro portal of European fertilizer production and exports.

For farmers, this could mean hard-to-obtain fertilizer supplies, and higher entry costs.

  • Prices for ammonia, used to make all nitrogen fertilizers, have increased several times over the past two years.
  • Recent trading has been volatile, with ammonia prices falling sharply from a March 2022 high, then rising again over the past month amid European plant cuts.
  • The spot price of ammonia in Western Europe is currently around $1,290 per tonne, up 3% since late July and nearly six times the August 2020 level.

Gro’s Global Fertilizer Impact Monitor quantifies the impact of reducing nitrogen fertilizer use on the production of four staple crops – corn, rice, soybeans and wheat – in countries around the world. The monitor, which was built with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and in partnership with the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) and the CRU Group (CRU), models a total of seven application scenarios of different fertilizers, based on application rate forecasts and scientific input from IFA and CRU.

The monitor, which is free for everyone, shows that global production of the four staple crops combined would decline between 0.42% and 2.11% from 2021 levels, depending on the fertilizer use scenario.

Results vary considerably from country to country.

  • France could see the combined production of the four crops drop between 0.62% and 4.08%. These estimates, based on various fertilizer use scenarios, do not take into account other variables such as weather conditions, which can further impact production and yield, as shown in this display in Gro Climate Risk Navigator for Agriculture.
  • By comparison, production in Brazil could drop to 1.44% or increase to 0.70%, depending on the fertilizer use scenario.
  • For some African countries, reducing fertilizer use could have a substantial impact. Production in Kenya, for example, could decline between 0.41% and 6.22%. Intense drought in Kenyaas this shows view from Gro portalcould have a much greater impact on agricultural production.

Gro’s analysis shows that the impact of the global fertilizer crisis is less severe than feared by estimates from other sources. Yet, due to the uneven impact of the crisis, continued reductions in fertilizer production in Europe and elsewhere, particularly combined with drought conditions in many parts of the world, could disproportionately affect some countries and eventually lead to increased levels of food insecurity.

Kentucky farmer says new grocery store policy forced her to close her small business https://eau-bio.com/kentucky-farmer-says-new-grocery-store-policy-forced-her-to-close-her-small-business/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:40:00 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/kentucky-farmer-says-new-grocery-store-policy-forced-her-to-close-her-small-business/ A Northern Kentucky woman is shutting down her tomato farm after saying a policy change at major grocery chains is now impacting direct delivery to local farmers Over the past nine years, the local farmer Linda Fritz picked her organic cherry tomatoes and delivered them directly to Kroger stores for sale in Greater Cincinnati. “I started delivering and found out there was a policy change and I couldn’t deliver direct to the store anymore like I had done all these years,” said Fritz, owner of Sun Sugar Farms. . According to Fritz, the recent “policy change means she and other local farmers can no longer deliver directly to stores as they did in the past. Instead, the change means local farmers would have to go through a warehouse.” It’s much more complicated and expensive, so there was no way for me to go on,” Fritz said. “The problem was I had 1,000 tomato plants in the ground for them.” Fritz didn’t want to throw away her tomatoes and all her hard work, so she moved forward to find local businesses to sell and local charities where she could Monday, Fritz and volunteers from the Society of St. Andrew spent the day picking tomatoes to donate to local charities. “, Fritz said. One such charity is La Soupe, an organization that works with local farmers to save perishables and their team of chefs prepares soups and meals that are distributed to families in need. There the tomatoes will be pickled and turned into puree and marinara sauce which will be used this week when volunteers distribute breaded meals to families in Cincinnati.” This week I think we will be making pasta, meatballs and a vegetable side dish, so as a good complete meal for a family of four to six,” said La Soupe’s transformed chef, Sydney Fischer. Although Fritz takes comfort in knowing that her last harvest will be used for the better, she said it was the end of her farming days. “It’s a big loss. It is very unfortunate, but God is good. They will be a way out. There could be something good coming out of it,” she said. To learn more about how you can volunteer with the Society of St. Andrew, click here.

A northern Kentucky woman is closing her tomato farm after saying a policy change at major grocery chains is now impacting direct delivery from local farmers.

For the past nine years, local farmer Linda Fritz has picked her organic cherry tomatoes and delivered them directly to Kroger stores for sale in Greater Cincinnati.

“I started shipping and found out there was a policy change and I couldn’t ship direct to the store anymore like I had for all these years,” said Sun owner Fritz. Sugar Farms.

According to Fritz, the recent policy change means she and other local farmers can no longer deliver directly to stores as they did in the past.

Instead, the change means local farmers would have to go through a warehouse.

“It’s much more complicated and expensive, so I had no way to continue,” Fritz said. “The problem was that I had 1,000 tomato plants in the ground for them.”

Fritz didn’t want to throw away her tomatoes and all her hard work, so she scrambled to find local businesses to sell and local charities she could donate to.

On Monday, Fritz and volunteers from the Society of St. Andrew spent the day picking tomatoes to donate to local charities.

“They’re volunteering to come and help the commercial farms pick up the excess, and we’ll deliver it to La Soupe,” Fritz said.

One such charity is La Soupe, an organization that works with local farmers to save perishable foods and their team of chefs prepare soups and meals that are distributed to families in need.

There, the tomatoes will be pickled and turned into a puree and marinara sauce that will be used this week when volunteers distribute breaded meals to families in Cincinnati.

“This week I think we’ll be making pasta, meatballs and a side vegetable, so a good complete meal for a family of four to six,” said The Soup’s transformed chef, Sydney Fischer. .

While Fritz takes comfort in knowing her last harvest will be used for the better, she said it was the end of her farming days.

“It’s a big loss. It is very unfortunate, but God is good. They will be a way out. There might be something good coming out of it,” she said,

To learn more about how you can volunteer with the Society of St. Andrew, click here.

Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing recalled due to undeclared soy and wheat allergens | Radio WGN 720 https://eau-bio.com/whole-foods-market-365-organic-creamy-caesar-dressing-recalled-due-to-undeclared-soy-and-wheat-allergens-radio-wgn-720/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 22:02:06 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/whole-foods-market-365-organic-creamy-caesar-dressing-recalled-due-to-undeclared-soy-and-wheat-allergens-radio-wgn-720/

The FDA has released the following:

Van Law Food Products Inc. is recalling Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing from the marketplace because it contains undeclared soy and wheat allergens.

People who are allergic or sensitive to soy or wheat are at risk of a serious or even fatal allergic reaction if they consume these ingredients. The product was sold in the produce department and distributed in the states of Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa , Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

No illness has been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy and wheat allergens. Further investigation indicates the issue was caused when another product’s back label was mistakenly affixed to the recalled product.

Consumers who purchased Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing with UPC code 99482-49027 in 12 oz glass bottles with an expiration date of 06/04/2023 should discard the product and request a refund at point of sale with receipt. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST.

These 5 Handmade Makers Turn Burqa, Balls, and Other Materials into Quality Gifts with Incredible Stories https://eau-bio.com/these-5-handmade-makers-turn-burqa-balls-and-other-materials-into-quality-gifts-with-incredible-stories/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 14:08:48 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/these-5-handmade-makers-turn-burqa-balls-and-other-materials-into-quality-gifts-with-incredible-stories/

The summer edition of NY NOW could be summed up as “revitalized”. It was so nice to walk the floor and see so many new faces and exhibitors for the first time, and a refreshed exhibitor layout and program that better identified company values, like sustainable, fair trade and handmade. I was so excited to encounter a wide variety of artisan brands, most of which had incredible stories behind the products. Here are five of my favorite craft brand stories I learned while covering NY NOW in August.

1. Craft Links

Artisan Links Burka Pouches and Purses are made by Afghan refugee women from burqa fabric.

The first thing that caught my eye in Artisan links‘ stand was this collection of gorgeous black handbags with embroidery details. But what caught my attention was the story behind them: they are made by Afghan refugees from burka material. The sales rep in the booth affectionately described the handbags as “made from a better use of the burqa.” What a statement!

Apart from being a showpiece in more ways than one, the handbags also feature delicate Kandahari embroidery, which is an intricate technique that originated in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Artisans use a very fine needle to embroider the fabric by hand, and designs usually include geometric shapes that work together to create a different design, such as flowers or other designs. The illustrated collection includes a clutch and coin purses.

The company is a fair trade company and a member of the world fair trade organization, and the products are created by exclusively female Afghan refugee artisans in Pakistan. “We empower women from marginalized communities by helping them gain economic security and encouraging them to harness their artistic expertise,” the company states in its mission statement.
The company was registered as Artisan Links in 2017, but the concept started in 1985 as part of the Danish Committee for Assistance to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR), an income-generating embroidery project was launched to help some Afghan refugee women. The company has been exporting to the United States, among other countries, since 2006.

2. Global Moms

Global Mamas-Water Hyacinth Collection

Global Mamas’ water hyacinth collection includes coasters and trivets made from invasive hyacinths harvested in Ghana.

Global Moms is a fair trade company that supports artisan mothers in Ghana and manufactures a wide variety of products, ranging from home textiles, such as aprons and cushions, to fashion accessories, bath and body items. The ‘global mama’ artisan network started with six founding members in 2004 and now comprises around 400 producers in six communities across Ghana. The booth was filled with brightly colored eco-friendly jewelry and handbags, as well as hand-beaded ornaments.

What drew me to a closer look, however, were the coasters and trivets made from invasive water hyacinth. The hyacinth is harvested from the Volta, which in turn helps restore biodiversity and the livelihoods of local fishermen, threatened by the material.

3. Silaiwali

Silaiwali Recycled Decorative Dolls

Silaiwali creates decorative dolls from recycled waste in New Delhi. Image from https://silaiwali.com/

Guaranteed Member of the World Fair Trade Organization, Silaiwali turns fast fashion waste into commodities that support sustainable incomes for Afghan refugee women in India. The handmade dolls were a subject of discussion and admiration in the market, as each is created from recycled fabric scraps from scraps of clothing. In fact, fast fashion contributes to a large amount of global pollution, so environmentally conscious consumers are looking for more sustainable fashion. Not only are the dolls absolutely gorgeous and intricately crafted with intricate detail, but they are environmentally friendly, support marginalized artisans, and include a wide variety of looks, which appeal to a more diverse group of consumers.

4. Beautiful Anita

Fair Anita jewelry from bullet casings

Fair Anita is a sustainable, handcrafted brand that makes jewelry, including a collection from recycled bullet casings.

The first thing that drew me in Just Anitaheard of a necklace made from recycled bullet casings, and what got me browsing the booth was the fact that the company creates affordable durable jewelry.

I love the company motto: “You never have to wait for a sale to carry your values.” Retailers know that although handmade and durable products have a wonderful, salable history and are usually marked by high quality production, they often come with a high price tag. While the higher cost of goods shouldn’t deter retailers or customers – especially given the products that provide a fair income for its global artisans – it’s nice to see a company helping to make development sustainable and respectful. of the environment more accessible by making it more affordable.

The brand also creates eco-responsible accessories and ensures a fair income for women artisans, especially those who have been victims of domestic violence. The founder herself was a victim of rape during her senior year in high school, and as part of her recovery journey, she eventually went to Peru, which in 2009 had the highest reported rate of domestic violence in the world. Founder Joy McBrien helped build a shelter for battered women in Chimbote, Peru, where she met the social worker who gave the business its name.

“When we launched Fair Anita in 2015, few people were talking about violence against women, and we knew we wanted to be a resource for survivors that was both silent and outspoken,” McBrien said. “We’ve learned that financial insecurity is the number one reason women stay in abusive partnerships, so we launched Fair Anita with that in mind, staying grounded in supporting women’s resilience and learning from (Senora ) Anita.”

“(Senora) Anita is completely adored by her community and known to everyone as a very fair and empathetic person: the kind of leader I certainly aspire to be,” McBrien continued.

5. Bebemoss

Bebemoss children's toys

Bebemoss children’s toys stuffed with materials made from recycled water bottles.

These colorful, soft and adorable stuffed animals are handmade by artisan mothers in Istanbul, many of whom are refugees from Syria, Iran and Afghanistan. The hand-crocheted play buddies are also eco-friendly, made from sustainably produced yarn and stuffed with “plush” made from recycled plastic water bottles. The founder started Bebemoss after moving from France to Turkey and realizing she wanted a cuddly doll for her baby that was created with more care for the product, the manufacturers and the environment.

To learn more about the handmade and sustainable products on display at the show, check out the The NY NOW site, which tells many of their storiesincluding zero waste jewelry and wall art designer JAB Fine Arts & Design.

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Saint Lucia among CBD member countries to benefit from new climate-smart aquaponics project https://eau-bio.com/saint-lucia-among-cbd-member-countries-to-benefit-from-new-climate-smart-aquaponics-project/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 21:27:44 +0000 https://eau-bio.com/saint-lucia-among-cbd-member-countries-to-benefit-from-new-climate-smart-aquaponics-project/

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is expanding its collaboration with INMED Partnerships for Children/INMED Caribbean to build the capacity of smallholder farmers to implement climate-smart aquaponics agriculture and strengthen micro-small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) .

The project Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture in the Caribbean through the INMED Aquaponics® Project will build the capacity of aquaponics businesses and increase climate resilience in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia and the Bahamas by developing INMED Aquaponics®.

“As economic opportunities for smallholder farmers diminish due to the significant impacts of climate change, it is imperative to introduce viable and income-generating livelihood alternatives, especially among our MSMEs,” says Lisa Harding, Development Coordinator from micro, small and medium enterprises to CBD.
Innovative solutions are particularly needed as regional economies face a variety of climate-related events. Global supply chain disruptions are delaying the delivery of food and supplies that smallholder farmers depend on for their livelihoods. Through this initiative, the Bank is proactively building climate resilience with an adaptive agriculture model.

The current economic environment has sparked renewed interest in supporting agricultural enterprises to facilitate an inclusive and resilient recovery. A climate-smart, intensive food production technique, aquaponics combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (production of above-ground crops) in a closed symbiotic system, significantly saving water and space compared to to conventional agriculture and producing up to 10 times more abundant fresh produce. fish all year round.

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“INMED Caribbean first introduced aquaponics to Jamaica in 2011 and has implemented two dozen systems across the island for schools, charity groups, civic organizations, small farming cooperatives and communities to enhance food security, climate adaptation and income generation,” says Dr Linda Pfeiffer. , Founder and CEO of INMED Partnerships for Children.

With key investments from the CBD, the IDB Lab and the Jamaican government, INMED Caribbean has developed a comprehensive model with links to markets and financing and other value chain support for smallholder farmers and emerging agribusinesses.

“The four countries we are evaluating for expansion are well positioned to benefit from INMED’s training program as they each have a need and appetite for aquaponic farming,” says Kristin Callahan, Chief Operating Officer of INMED.

INMED Caribbean is conducting research to identify stakeholders for the social enterprise training program to kick-start regional aquaponics expansion. The project will include virtual and in-person training workshops for participants from the pilot country, focusing on underrepresented and low-resource populations.

THE SOURCE: Caribbean Development Bank/ SLT

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