Cladding Solutions for Commercial Kitchens: Moisture Resistant Wall Panels from Interstate Plastics

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Laboratory.

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Laboratory.

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Carwash.

UtiLite Ceiling Panels in a Carwash.

Utilite Ceiling Panels in a Fire Station.

Utilite Ceiling Panels in a Fire Station.

Interstate Plastics now offers UtiLite™, a rot, corrosion, and moisture-resistant decorative interlocking wall and ceiling panel.

UtiLite™ can be used anywhere that moisture-resistant panels are needed. They're attractive panels and maintain their high-quality look and feel, even when repeatedly cleaned with harsh chemicals.”

— Christopher Isar

SACRAMENTO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Commercial kitchens are high traffic areas: the risk of spills, wall splatters, and general accidents involving liquids is ever-present, necessitating the use of wall panels that resist stains, rot, and corrosion. For complete coverage against moisture, rot, and corrosion, Interstate Plastics now offers UtiLite™, a completely moisture-resistant interlocking wall and ceiling solution that can also serve as a smooth, decorative kitchen wall panel.

UtiLite™ moisture-resistant wall panels, built around a polypropylene copolymer corrugated plastic core, are lightweight and durable. 100% moisture-resistant UtiLite™ panels do not rot or corrode, making them easy to clean with even the harshest cleaning solutions. These panels have tongue and groove edges that interlock for a smooth, near-seamless appearance when installed. They can be installed very quickly, either vertically or horizontally, directly to studs or substrate, making installation of UtiLite™ a simple process. UtiLite™ panels also reflect 92% of light to keep rooms brightly lit, critical for inspection processes and industrial kitchens. These cost-effective interlocking wall tiles and panels are USDA and FDA compliant and have a Class A fire rating, a must for any commercial kitchen environment.

In addition to commercial kitchens, UtiLite™ can be used anywhere that moisture resistant panels are needed, including for the walls and ceilings of car wash facilities, locker rooms, dairy facilities, food processing plants, medical exam rooms, and laboratories. UtiLite™ has been installed in veterinary clinics, pharmaceutical plants, marine facilities, grow rooms, and even clean rooms.

UtiLite™ is white with a smooth finish. To learn more about UtiLite™ interlocking wall panels and other wall or ceiling cladding solutions for kitchens or businesses, call the experts at Interstate Plastics at (888) 768-5759.

Interstate Plastics is a full-line distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, bar, film, and profiles, as well as plastic accessories, tools, and care products. With 10 locations nationwide and an online sales and support team, Interstate Plastics provides full sheets and pallets, simple cut-to-size service, and complex CNC manufacturing. Interstate Plastics is known for its reputation of selling high-quality products, providing excellent customer service, and superior technical support. All of our products and services are available using the safe, secure, and convenient purchasing system on the Interstate Plastics website. For instant help, we're always just a phone call away at (888) 768-5759.

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Broyhill Upgrades the Most Versatile Sprayer in the Industry. The Protech Series

Low profile 300 gallon sprayer spill-moat that prevents a chemical spill from reaching the ground.

Broyhill made a great 300 gallon sprayer even better by designing a new, custom, proprietary, 300 gallon, low profile tank.

DAKOTA CITY, NE, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Broyhill made a great 300 gallon sprayer even better by designing a new, custom, proprietary, 300 gallon, low profile tank. The new tank boasts a patented, offset, fill well with a spill-moat that prevents a chemical spill from reaching the ground. Gallonage markings are visible from the operator’s seat.

A high-volume centrifugal pumping system supplies more than enough volume to operate the Broyhill Quadra-Jet agitation system ensuring a proper chemical mixture. If you prefer higher pressures a diaphragm pumping system with a stainless-steel mechanical agitation system will guarantee proper agitation.

Eight horsepower Briggs and Stratton engines are standard, but the unit is available with an optional Honda engine.

The skid features a heavy duty boxed design frame for rugged pickup or flatbed installations, an optional trailer package is also available. Numerous trailer options include heavy duty step fenders, either a manual or electric hose reel kit, spray gun kits from 50 to 200 feet of hose, hood assembly over the engine and pump, electric light kit and your choice of cargo or soft-trac terra rib tires.

Aside from the spray gun kits, either a 15’ boom with 10” spacing or a 21’ boom with 20” spacing can be added. A boomless nozzle is also available for broadcast applications. An assortment of electronic and manual application control packages compliment the lineup along with the Broyhill Accuspeed walk boom with electronic speedometer, boom actuators to raise and lower the outer boom sections, boom protectors, outer boom wheel kits and a foam marking system. Most of the above have Broyhill innovations over the years.

Topping off the safety features, Broyhill offers an optional air gap tank filler kit which meets code for anti-siphon tank filling where needed.

All told that’s why Broyhill claims the Protech Series is the most versatile and easy to use sprayer in the industry. The variation of customizable options is virtually unlimited.

Inquiries may be sent to or via telephone: 800.228.1003 x 134. For additional information please visit

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Parkinson's Education: Free Webinar Series

Wisconsin Parkinson Association provides hope, community, support, and resources for people with Parkinson disease and their loved ones. Learn more at

Paul & Diana Beder live in Waupun, WI. When COVID hit and it wasn’t safe for Paul to attend classes at his local gym, they joined Wisconsin Parkinson Association’s free classes on Facebook Live and Zoom 3 times each week. Exercise is the only way to slow

Wisconsin Parkinson Association is offering a free webinar series for people with Parkinson's.

BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Parkinson disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder in the US. Over 1 million people have Parkinson’s – more than MS, ALS, and Muscular Dystrophy combined – and in Wisconsin, over 20,000 people live with Parkinson’s.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Wisconsin Parkinson Association is sharing crucial education and resources for people who have Parkinson’s, as well as their loved ones.

“Wisconsin Parkinson Association hosts education programs in-person and online throughout the year,” said Gary Garland, executive director for Wisconsin Parkinson Association. “Even if you can’t physically travel to participate, we can bring the education right to your living room.”

This free education includes a webinar series for people who are recently diagnosed with the disease. April 12-16 from noon until 1:00pm each day, Wisconsin Parkinson Association will be hosting a webinar on life with Parkinson’s. Topics will include symptoms and how Parkinson’s is diagnosed, treatment options, mental health issues, and the importance of exercise.

“These programs can really provide a lifeline for someone who just received a Parkinson’s diagnosis,” said Garland. “It’s important for them to know that they are not alone, and this disease is not a death sentence."

The primary symptoms of Parkinson disease are resting tremor, muscle rigidity, slowness of movement, and postural instability. Patients may also experience problems with swallowing, smaller handwriting, constipation, soft or slow speech, stooped posture, depression, and anxiety.

While some patients know where to turn or how to find resources to help them deal with their new diagnosis, many people find themselves feeling alone, hopeless, and without support. Now more than ever, it is crucial for patients and caregivers to stay connected to their peers, find relief from their symptoms, and educate themselves.

To register for the free webinar series, or to find more resources about Parkinson’s, visit or call 414-312-6990.

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About Wisconsin Parkinson Association
Wisconsin Parkinson Association provides hope, community, support, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Founded in 1984 as an independent 501c3, WPA conducts local and regional education programs about Parkinson disease and provides literature, education materials, and a speaker’s bureau. WPA coordinates community support groups throughout Wisconsin and the surrounding states that assist people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers and families. Visit for a list of over 200 support and exercise groups as well as information about services available to those living with Parkinson disease.

Carolyn Hahn
Wisconsin Parkinson Association
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The Hard Truth: Delta 8 Sales Needed to Work Through a Million Lbs of Oversupply

The Hard Truth: Delta 8 Sales Needed to Work Through a Million Lbs of Oversupply

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — The March edition of the PanXchange®: Hemp Benchmarks and Analysis was released today and is accessible to subscribers on the PanXchange website. In addition to its usual suite of 12 benchmark prices covering the cannabinoid market, fiber, and hemp grain, the report discusses shocking follow-up numbers to our December report that discussed 2020 supply, demand, and deal flow in depth.

Today, the PanXchange team has found that over millions of pounds of oversupply have accrued since the 2019 crop and has left the hemp industry itching for a way out. PanXchange took apart the data to learn exactly how many kilograms of Delta 8 products would need to be sold to get rid of this oversupply. Unlock your exclusive content by subscribing here!

Julie Lerner, PanXchange’s CEO and Founder, explains, “It’s not the news that people want to hear, but it’s important to quantify the amount of oversupply in cannabinoids and how long it will take us to work through it. I’m proud of the PanXchange team for providing the industry with the most accurate benchmarks and timely fundamental analysis.”

Those following PanXchange’s progress in US hemp may remember that in December, the company released its second annual report that issued cannabinoid (CBD) market demand estimates by volume of hemp instead of an addressable market value based on retail consumer product prices. The historical report is accessible on the website to subscribers and also included:

– PanXchange hemp production estimates by sector compared with FSA
– Charlotte’s Web market share and what their financial statements reveal
– The extent of the 2019 & 2020 oversupply and where inventory is building as a result
– Processing capacity, which was a completely elusive topic in 2019
– Effects of COVID on overall demand compared with marijuana sales
– What it all means for 2021 prices

In addition, each monthly PanXchange Hemp®: Benchmarks & Analysis report includes 12 benchmark prices, including True hemp and hemp grain, price indications on smokeable flower and other specialty hemp strains, updates on legislation, plantings, growing conditions, and many other aspects affecting physical deal flow and prices.

About PanXchange:

PanXchange is a market structure solution for physical commodities that feed and fuel the world. Centered around its institutional-grade electronic negotiating and trading platform designed by the company founder, a former executive with Cargill, RBS Sempra, and XL Financial, it offers instant market access and price discovery. Concerning its benchmark pricing services, PanXchange is a Price Discovery Platform, not a price reporting agency (PRA), because it is backed by actual physical commodity trade activity, not just reported values, which often includes brokers and analysts. PanXchange serves the US industrial hemp market, the 120-million-ton specialty sand (proppants) market for US oil and gas extraction, and East African agricultural markets.

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Hydrofuel and Ontario Tech University sign letter of intent to commercialize ammonia energy technologies

Hydrofuel®™ Registered Trademark USA, EU, Canada

Hydrofuel®™ USA, EU, Canada

Ontario Tech University (OTU)

Ontario Tech University (OTU)

TFX International truck to be converted to Hydrofuel®™ green ammonia fuel with Ammonia Solutions©

TFX International SPECIALIZED VEHICLE TRANSPORT™® truck to be converted to Hydrofuel®™ ammonia fuel with Ammonia Solutions©

Hydrofuel is committed to raising all the funds needed to commercialize several ammonia technologies working with Ontario Tech University.

Hydrofuel will negotiate an exclusive, world-wide, royalty-bearing commercial license with Ontario Tech University for a portfolio of ammonia-related technologies.”

— Greg Vezina, Hydrofuel CEO

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 31, 2021 / — Hydrofuel Canada Inc. ("Hydrofuel") and Ontario Tech University have signed a letter of intent. This letter outlines an exclusive option to sponsor research projects and negotiate commercial rights to a specialized portfolio of ammonia-related technologies at Ontario Tech University. Hydrofuel has raised $500,000 in capital investments to support this initiative.

In addition to the $500,000 investment to support this initiative, Hydrofuel announced today [March 31, 2021] that it has closed a non-brokered private placement Offering for $1.3 Million.

Hydrofuel CEO, Greg Vezina noted, "Under the terms of the January 27, 2021 letter of intent outlining an exclusive option to sponsor ammonia related research projects at Ontario Tech University, Hydrofuel’s investment of a minimum $500,000 (with or without matching government funding) will be used to begin negotiations with Ontario Tech University regarding the terms of an exclusive commercial license agreement.”

Hydrofuel is committed to raising all the funds needed to commercialize several ammonia technologies along with any additional technologies developed as a result of working with Ontario Tech University.

Under this collaboration, the NH3 technologies that will be developed within one year will include and are not limited to the following:

• Ammonia Power and Heat Engine
• Ammonia as Sustainable Fuel and Hydrogen production
• Ammonia Fuel Cells
• Diesel and gasoline engine conversion systems
• Solar Ammonia Synthesis

Based on the continued success of our collaboration with Ontario Tech University further areas of collaboration may include:

• Electrochemical ammonia synthesis
• Hydrocarbon ammonia synthesis without emitting the carbon or CO2
• Waste Heat Engine and Waste Waters to Ammonia
• Plastics to ammonia
• Direct sequester of CO2 into elemental carbon

Hydrofuel has previously invested $50,000 with matching Mitacs funding for six research projects with Ontario Tech University covering many aspects of the production and use of ammonia fuel and energy.

Currently, a three-part "Sectoral use of ammonia as a clean solution" project is well underway, including the development and experimental testing of an ammonia-fueled power generator, the investigation of the ammonia economy starting from production to last-use in various sectors, and finally, a review of the ammonia economy with a cradle-to-grave pollution and emissions approach.

Professor Dincer and Hydrofuel’s previous NH3 energy research findings "New evidence on greener energy solutions" indicate green ammonia is a promising alternative to fossil fuels with an extensive range of applications:

• NH3 helps reduce life-cycle costs and emissions in numerous transportation applications by more than 50 per cent.
• As a carbon-free fuel, fertilizer, refrigerant, working fluid and hydrogen storage media, NH3 is a uniquely broad green solution to global energy and environmental challenges.
• NH3 is the most environmentally benign transportation fuel compared with gasoline, gaseous or liquid hydrogen, liquefied petroleum gas, diesel, compressed natural gas, electric (where electricity is created from fossil-fuel driven plants*) and hybrid electric vehicles.

*Electricity production in a diesel co-generation plant emits more than twice the amount of greenhouse gas when compared to an equal energy quantity of NH3.

Other Collaborations:

Hydrofuel has announced a three-year commercial demonstration project with Toronto based TFX International Auto Transport to convert diesel generators and transport trucks to run on multi-fuels including ammonia.

About Hydrofuel Inc.:

Hydrofuel Canada Inc. and its predecessor C.A.E.C.- Canadian Alternative Energy Corp. of Mississauga, Ontario have over 40 years of experience in Ammonia energy and fuel systems technologies. Hydrofuel®™ are registered Trade-Marks in Canada, the USA and EU.

For further information, contact:

Greg Vezina
Hydrofuel Canada Inc.
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Dr. Ibrahim Dincer and Greg Vezina on Carbon-Free Fuels (Ammonia) – The Brian Crombie Hour – on Sauga 960AM, Hours 1 & 2

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GROWGENICS: Awarded Silicon Valley Review's Top 50 Leading Companies of the Year 2021

Growgenics Advanced Grow Lighting Leadership (left: Joe Anter, VP of Business Development; right: Rick Genga, CEO/President)

Growgenics Leadership (left: Joe Anter, VP of Business Development; right: Rick Genga, CEO/President)

Advanced horticultural LED grow light company GROWGENICS selected as one of The Silicon Review's 50 Leading Companies of the Year 2021 for their innovations.

EAST GREENWICH, RI, USA, March 31, 2021 / —

After having to adapt to the challenges that businesses across the country faced in 2020, Growgenics is thrilled to announce that they've been selected by The Silicon Review as one of their top 50 Leading Companies of 2021. They were selected for their advanced technology innovations, ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their extraordinary team of experts. Read below for an excerpt from The Silicon Review:

The Silicon Review

Energy efficiency continues to be a key factor for the adoption of LED technology in the horticulture sector. Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) powered by LED lighting has been on the rise even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic has now pushed this industry to grow faster as there is an increased demand for the CEA facilities. Horticultural lighting being integral to this form of agriculture, has also seen a significant rise in demand. The market is expected to continue growing. One of the foremost innovators in this segment is Growgenics; a leading advanced LED grow lighting company.

Founded in 2014, Growgenics has created advanced, patented horticultural LED grow lighting solutions for all species of plants worldwide. Its Founder and CEO, Richard Genga, a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur of 35+ years, designed the Growgenics lighting solutions to solve the problems associated with traditional grow lights. The company currently works with four major markets:

– Controlled environmental agriculture (CEA)
– Legal commercial cannabis cultivation
– Supplemental lighting for commercial greenhouses
– Horticultural University Research


Read more about Growgenics' innovations in grow lighting in the full feature at The Silicon Review:

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Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt Activity for Kids

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masse

Spotted Lanternfly typically lay their egg masses on the undersides of tree branches.

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Giroud Tree and Lawn shares how kids (and adults!) can look for Spotted Lanternfly Eggs, and what to do with them.

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Spotted Lanternfly are beautiful but destructive insects that have invaded Pennsylvania. These insects are doing a lot of damage, but the good news is kids can help. Just in time for Easter, kids can hunt for eggs- – – Spotted Lanternfly Eggs!

What Is Spotted Lanternfly?
Spotted Lanternfly is a dangerous, invasive pest. Invasive means this insect is from another country and it has invaded the United States. Spotted Lanternfly came from Asia to our country a few years ago. They’ve been multiplying and spreading all over the country.

Why Is Spotted Lanternfly Bad?
Spotted Lanternfly are a problem in many ways because they:
• destroy grapes, apples, and other important crops that are grown by farmers in America.
• damage trees when they feed from them.
• make a sticky mess when they are eating, dripping something called “honeydew” down on to anything underneath them.
• attract stinging bees who love to eat the honeydew they drip.

What do Spotted Lanternfly Look Like?
The Spotted Lanternfly go through 4 different life cycles.
1. Nymphs, black with white dots – the insects hatch from their eggs in May.
2. Nymphs, red with white dots and black marks, a little larger than the black nymphs.
3. Adults – In July, the insects get wings! The underside of their wings looks a lot more colorful than the top, so it’s important to know what the wings look like on both sides.
4. Egg Masses – Starting in late September, the females will lay their eggs and cover them with a protective substance that hardens to look like clay. These egg masses will stay there all winter long until the next generation of nymphs hatches the following May.

How Kids Can Help Stop the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly
Spotted Lanternfly can lay their eggs anywhere, even underneath a slide!
Now is the perfect time to go on Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt! Kids can check all the trees in the front and backyard. Egg masses are grayish brown and look like dried bubble gum. If kids find any, scrape them off with a stick or a card and destroy them by dropping them in a baggy with hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol.

After checking all the trees, it’s time to look for Spotted Egg Masses in other places. The adult females lay eggs pretty much anywhere! They usually lay them in places where the eggs will be out of sight from hungry predator bugs. Look on the underside of outdoor tables and chairs, railings, playhouses, swing sets, and slides.

To learn more about Spotted Lanternfly, visit Penn State’s Department of Agriculture Page.

For more information, visit Giroud's Spotted Lanternfly Info Page.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn
Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care, and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs, and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites, and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area. For more information, visit the company website at or call 215-682-7704.

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‘Industry Best’ Veggie Fruit Life-Extension Silicon Mat

‘Industry Best’ Veggie Fruit Life-Extension Silicon Mat

Produce-Mate Kitchen Mat 100% Effective Antimicrobial

Produce-Mate Kitchen Mat 100% Effective Antimicrobial

Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution 503-479-5662

Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution 503-479-5662

503-479-5662 Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution

503-479-5662 Voted Best Food Waste Saving Solution

Creative Inventor and Award Winning Manufacturer of World’s First Fruit & Veggie Antimicrobial Kitchen Mat, Produce Mate, Offers Best of Industry Food Savings!

Every year, Produce Mate saves the average family $300 and could keep up to 50lbs of your family’s food out of the landfill.”

— Produce Mate

PROVO, UT, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 / — Produce Mate (PM) makes mineral infused, antimicrobial, silicone kitchen mats that dramatically extend the life of your fruits and vegetables! Save money and fight food waste! PM offers you an in-house: (a) Convenient, (b) Effective and (c) Creative food preservation solution. Produce Mate = Tough on Food Waste – Easy on Your Wallet.

Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed a joint agency formal agreement under the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The agreement is aimed at improving coordination and communication across federal agencies attempting to better educate Americans on the impacts and importance of reducing food loss and waste.

As part of the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative, the USDA, EPA and FDA issued its FY2019-2020 Federal Interagency Strategy in April 2019. The Interagency Strategy identifies six priority areas on which the agencies will focus their efforts to reduce food loss and waste in the US. The priority areas highlight the importance that collaboration between government agencies and the engagement of leaders in the public, private and non-profit organizations will play in solving this problem. The full strategy, along with outcomes for each priority area, is available on EPA's website

~ How can I ensure my Produce Mate Mat is working as well as possible? There are a few things you can do to maximize the effectiveness of your Produce Mate: 1) Place the mat in the refrigerator rather than on the counter top. The counter top works as well, but the contained environment of your crisper drawer helps amplify the effectiveness. 2) You would be doing your produce a huge favor by separating ethylene absorbers and emitters.

Ethylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that plants use as a hormone to regulate growth and maturity. If you ever wondered why bananas turn brown and broccoli turns yellow, you’ve got ethylene to thank. While all plants create ethylene, some make more and some are more susceptible to it. For example, bananas are the poster child of ethylene sensitivity, while carrots and oranges barely pay it notice at all. The rule of thumb is, keep ethylene producers away from ethylene absorbers.

Natural minerals are embedded in the Produce Mate silicon kitchen mat that actually fights against the nasty spoilage causing bacteria. Produce Mate hates food waste. Why? Because data shows that 40% of all the food in the US will end up directly in a landfill. Food waste costs your family between $750 a $1500 a year and contributes heavily to climate change. Together, we can keep 5 million lbs. of food out of landfills by 2025. As part of their mission, Produce Mate always gives at least 1% of their profits to leading eco-charities. Give your produce up to 2 extra weeks and save $300 a year with a Produce Mate silicon mat!

How much food waste is there in the United States? In the USA, ‘food waste’ is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. This estimate, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31% ‘food loss’ at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010. This amount of waste has far-reaching impacts on society, namely:

• Wholesome food that could have helped feed families in need is sent to landfills.
• Land, water, labor, and energy inputs are used in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, storing, and disposing of discarded food.

What causes ‘food losses’ and waste? Well, ‘food loss’ occurs for many reasons, with some types of loss—such as spoilage—occurring at every stage of the production and supply chain. Between the farm gate and retail stages, food loss can arise from problems during drying, milling, transporting, or processing that expose food to damage by insects, rodents, birds, molds, and bacteria. At the retail level, equipment malfunction (such as faulty cold storage), over-ordering, and culling of blemished produce can result in food loss.

Produce Mate (PM) is a small company, but it takes a village to truly make an impact. Our products reduce household produce waste. Produce Mate is passionate about their products, their people and their core mission: Produce Mate is committed to ending food waste and minimizing our footprint. Produce Mate knows that nothing is perfect, but they are working hard every day to bring consumers the best preservation products, that do the least amount of damage to the planet, as possible. To better the planet, Produce Mate donates 1% of our profits to conservation efforts.

~ How does Produce Mate work? Produce Mate is antimicrobial. It fights the bacteria that usually accelerate spoilage, resulting in longer lasting fruits and vegetables. PM’s proprietary blend of all-natural, antimicrobial minerals are baked right into the silicone and should last for at least two years. Simply place one on the counter top or in the crisper drawer of your fridge, and the mat will handle the rest.

~ What is Produce Mate made of? Produce Mate is 100% food-safe and ready to use right out of the package. Plus, silicone is a long-lasting and durable material. Produce Mate is fighting throw-away culture by building products that last. The exact blend we bake into the mats is our trade secret and we realize that is not as informative and some people like. However, in general, a kitchen mats’ constitution is:

1) Medical-grade silicone
2) Our proprietary blend of antimicrobial minerals

Produce Mate Results from the 2018 Bend Venture Conference (BVC). BVC is emblematic of the startup culture in Oregon. The conference is incredibly inspiring, with some amazing guest speakers and many compelling business pitches competing for investment. Produce Mate was invited to present a 5-minute pitch on the main stage in downtown Bend in front of Oregon’s finest entrepreneurs, angel investors, innovators, inventors and change-makers. PM was not competing for the big bucks, so the stress level was considerably lower than at similar events which PM has been invited to in the past.

~ How do I use Produce Mate? Produce Mate is extremely straight forward. Simply place one in the fridge or on the countertop and it’ll handle the rest. That said, Produce Mate works best when placed in the ‘crisper drawers’ in your refrigerator, and with fruits and vegetables loaded directly on top of it (not in separate containers or bags). The mat is made of flexible, cut-able, silicone, and can be trimmed-to-fit just about any fruit bowl or fridge drawer.

~ When do I have to replace my Produce Mate mat with a new one? Produce Mate’s materials are special and very durable. True, they will not last forever and gradually they may degrade over time. You can expect a minimum of two years effective use before needing a replacement.

After advancing through the 100K Venture Challenge; Produce Mate was invited to participate in the state-wide invention competition Invent Oregon (i.e. Invent-OR). Through the program, PM received a lot of valuable mentorship and education. PM was also awarded $2,500 in development grants that helped Produce Mate take the idea of this food waste solution to a working prototype and on to a full-fledged manufacturing product.

Produce Mate traveled to Klamath Falls, Oregon on the competition day, set up a booth, and gave their world-focused pitch in front of a packed audience. It was an amazing experience for PM because Invent-OR brings the best minds in Oregon together. PM won the “Best Pitch” award and received an oversized check and had a nice photo op.

After a few minutes, and a few other awards had been given out, the crowd settled in to hear which company would be crowned as the overall winner – and of course it was Produce Mate! This was a truly unforgettable moment for PM. Produce Mate walked away that day with enough prize money to help make Produce Mate become a reality.

Dagan Kay, Inventor
Produce Mate
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Trilogy Networks and Athonet Bring 5G to Rural America to Slice Through the Digital Divide

5G-SA Network slicing to serve consumer applications as well as advanced AI-driven, digital enterprise applications

BOULDER, COLORADO, USA, March 31, 2021 / — Trilogy Networks and Athonet USA today announce a partnership to join the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), a unique coalition of more than 65 network and edge innovation partners committed to promoting and accelerating the digital transformation of rural America. Athonet’s Griffone 5G Core, the next generation of the world’s most used Professional-grade mobile core, will be deployed on Trilogy's distributed cloud infrastructure, and its ConEx™ edge delivery platform. Together with Trilogy’s partner 5G-SA radio partners, Griffone will enable next generation 5G mobile services for rural America.

Under the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), Trilogy is partnering with network operators across rural America to build the essential infrastructure for 5G. With the deployment of cloud native platforms and a virtualized nationwide network, operators are well positioned to rapidly deploy their 5G networks. Athonet’s fully software driven and proven 5G-SA platform dramatically increases service options for rural carriers, communities and businesses.

One of the major challenges of providing affordable cellular connectivity to rural areas is that the cost and complexity of the core network, the “brain” that is the controlling intelligence of cellular networks, is such that it could only be affordably operated by large-scale networks with very high volumes of users and a sizeable telco staff. Athonet has built the mobile core completely as cloud native software so that it can be deployed and managed affordably on off-shelf IT infrastructure using any 5G radio. With Trilogy’s Distributed Cloud Platform close to the RAN and Athonet’s 5G Core, any rural service provider can have a highly affordable “slice” of a 5G network to serve both consumer applications as well as advanced AI-driven, digital enterprise applications requiring predictable and reliable wireless connectivity.

"Paramount to closing the digital divide is the ability to bring cloud native networks to the rural carrier in a cost-effective manner," said Venky Swaminathan, CTO of Trilogy Networks. "Athonet bridges the gap between the dream of universal connectivity and the reality of making deployments simple and affordable".

“Giving every person, machine and sensor 5G connectivity massively increases human potential and agricultural productivity,” said Dr. Karim El Malki, President of Athonet USA.. “We have a unique opportunity to eliminate digital exclusion using the power of 5G networks on the Trilogy cloud ”.

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MEEZBO, the automated microgreens grower has just launched on Kickstarter

Indoor Microgreens grower

Meezbo is the ultimate smart indoor microgreens grower

Meezbo is an innovative, smart indoor garden with self-watering and lighting systems that will grow fresh microgreens all year round only at a touch of a button

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM, March 31, 2021 / — -Innovative, smart indoor garden with self-watering and lighting systems
-Fresh, tasty and healthy microgreens for your daily meals, year-round
-Designed to fit anywhere in your home or office, comes in 2 sizes
-Made from sustainable, eco-friendly components

MEEZBO Ltd announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to promote an innovative microgreens grower that meets the global megatrends of health and urbanization. The Meezbo microgreens grower is aimed specifically at people with a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, as well as businesses (culinary industries, retail centers, hospitality facilities…).

Innovation, sustainability and aesthetics
Meezbo is a smart, app-controlled micro-garden which uses 100% non-toxic fibre mats as a growing medium instead of the classic soil growing. The founders of Meezbo recognize their responsibility to protect the environment and this is what drove the use of only sustainable materials for building the product, having aluminium tubes, wooden trays and BPA free plastic plates as the main components. The product uses automated and software controlled LED lights and watering systems that allow consumers to enjoy a large variety of fresh microgreens all year-round, with zero-effort.

“When we started designing Meezbo, this is the experience we had in mind:
Providing our users with an elegant piece of decor that they’ll be proud to install in their homes and which will effortlessly provide them with fresh nutritious microgreens to enjoy in their favourite recipes.” Stefan Besnea, engineer, CEO and co-founder of Meezbo Ltd.

Meeting the consumers’ needs: the advent of microgreens and “grow your own” movement
Since the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, consumers who were confined to their private sphere started looking more into DIY and indoor gardening products. As a result, the need for locally grown superfoods without harmful substances and a smart indoor garden that is easy-to-use and delivers fresh greens all year-round becomes ever more essential.

That’s why the Meezbo team imagined an innovative stylish grower for fresh microgreens. With aromatic flavour and high concentration of nutrients (they can contain up to 40 times more essential nutrients compared to their mature counterparts), microgreens are loaded in vitamins and make a great addition to any healthy diet and lifestyle. Originally reserved to chefs, microgreens are becoming ever more popular amongst the urban population in search of adding color and flavor to their meals.

“Imagine coming home to this stylish grower stashed with fresh microgreens. Now imagine opening the Meezbo mobile app and picking a delicious recipe from the list we carefully set up for you. Once you’ve finished preparing your meal, you’ll only need to harvest and sprinkle your microgreens on top. What an easy way to kick up your meals with fresh nutritious greens!” Mihail Vieru, engineer,CTO and co-founder of Meezbo Ltd.

Kickstarter campaign launching on March 31st
Meezbo Ltd aims for growth in selected markets in Europe, North America, Asia and Middle East. To facilitate this, a crowdfunding campaign for £30.000 has launched today. Future clients will be able to choose from a range of rewards, the lowest stake (£10) offering a unique opportunity to plant a tree in a location of their choice. Super Early Bird packages will be offered with up to 32% discount compared to predicted retail price and will be limited to 25 pieces for each selected size. Early Bird growers are offered with over 25% discount and limited to 75 pieces per size. Each level of reward will include the selected grower and a full growing kit.

Access the Kickstarter campaign here.

More information
Mr. Stefan Besnea, CEO, Meezbo Ltd
Tel. +44 7424785815,
Downloadable Press Kit:
Press Kit.

Meezbo Ltd is a British smart gardening company focused on the microgreens growth process in indoor gardening systems. Our product enables customers to grow fresh, tasty, nutritious and healthy greens in their homes year-round with zero effort.

Stefan Besnea
Meezbo Ltd
+44 7424 785815
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire