With approximately 70 percent of the Earth’s fresh water consumed by the agricultural sector, exploding population growth, and increasing demand for food, the time for improving the efficiency of water usage is now.
Badinotti Net Services Canada is the Canadian division of the Badinotti Group, an international manufacturer of innovative netting products with over a century of experience in the fishing industry. Founded in Italy in 1910, the company has since grown to serve customers on three continents.
Facing challenges head-on has been Saeplast Americas’ way for more than 40 years, as its engineers and designers innovate and adapt to trying times, and as the company both cares for employees and meets customers’ needs before they know they have them.
Salmon farming is big business on Canada’s East Coast, generating $2 billion a year in revenue, employing 8,000 people, and providing more than 320 million meals annually.
From its base in Halifax, the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) operates across the province “from Yarmouth to Cape North, Cape Breton, and all points in between,” according to association Executive Director Tom Smith. The not-for-profit, membership-based industry trade group was founded in 1977 by a volunteer group of sea farmers. Today, it represents over 95 percent of all aquaculture farming in Nova Scotia across three sectors: finfish such as salmon, trout, and striped bass; shellfish such as oysters, mussels, clams, quahogs, scallops; and sea plants such as sugar kelp.
In 1980, Doug Grenier and Del Allen founded D.A. Building Systems Ltd., and from the start the Alberta company was in demand from the oilfield sector. No one else was doing what they were doing: erecting steel structures, including compressor and electrical buildings.
Sol-Ark, based in Plano, Texas, provides solar power energy and solar engineering services. It specializes in hybrid energy storage system (ESS) inverters that provide overall efficiency and the highest level of power. The company also offers its clients a choice of solar battery companies and battery chemistries to combine with its best-in-class hybrid inverters.
The 48th U.S. state, Arizona, got its state flag in 1917. This bold flag boasts a setting sun with 13 red and yellow rays – for America’s original 13 colonies –and a prominent copper-colored star, identifying Arizona as the greatest copper producer in the United States. And it still is.
They say you are what you eat.
Well, if technology is the future of food, we might be more apt to say we digitize than digest.
With 2 billion more people living on the planet in the next 30 years, global population is expected to outpace current food production supply by as early as 2050. Compounding this situation is that in some countries, such as the U.S., irrigation-thirsty agricultural land is pumping groundwater faster than nature can replenish.
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