Welcome!

News Feed Item

Affinor Licences New Technology from Vertical Designs Ltd. to Mass-Produce Premium Strawberries as First Cash Crop

MONTREAL, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/14 -- Affinor Resources (CSE:AFI)(FRANKFURT:1AF)(PINKSHEETS:RSSFF) ("Affinor" or the "Corporation) executes master plan to begin global food production.

Affinor is excited to announce it has reached an agreement in principle to secure an exclusive license (the "License") to the world's first automated technology growing non-GMO grade A1 market ready strawberries with Vertical Designs Ltd. ("VDL"). Large, sweet berries grown purely from water and organic soil result from using a new automated software driven growing system. Mechanical pollination and zero water waste provide Affinor with the ability to grow crops indoor year-round regardless of seasonality.

VDL systems are not typical farming methods. They have been designed to industrialize, automate and mass-produce strawberries for global demand; working to solve global food security and shortage issues.

Affinor will use proprietary technology, optimized separately for growing leafy green vegetables and other food and produce items responding to market demands.

The advantage over traditional growing methods includes:

--  Zero water waste;  
    
--  Reduced Shipping costs and reliance on fossil fuels; 
    
--  Elimination of pesticides and other chemicals; 
    
--  Mechanical pollination helps save threatened bee colonies; 
    
--  10 to 15 times increased yield per square foot of land;  
    
--  Dramatically reduced spoilage and extended shelf life of crops produced;
    
--  Minimized environmental impact in terms of water use, land, and power; 
    
--  Less variable pricing with consistently available local product; 
    
--  Reduced capital requirements to maintain large scale farming equipment; 
    
--  Jobs creation and opportunities for employment in remote communities. 

Pursuant to the terms of the Licence, Affinor will pay an aggregate $250,000 and issue a total of 1,000,000 common shares of the Corporation (the "Issuance") at deemed price of $0.25 per share to VDL upon the execution of the definitive Licence, which is expected to be early next week. In exchange VDL will run the development budgets, designs and deliver a turnkey production facility as well as secure purchasing agreement for all of the Corporation's production. VDL will be entitled to 5% net royalty on the production.

VDL being a related party to Affinor within the meaning of Regulation 61-101 respecting Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (the "Regulation 61-101"). The Issuance will constitutes a "related party transaction" within the meaning of Regulation 61-101. However, the directors of the Corporation have determined that the exemptions from formal valuation and minority approval requirements provided for respectively under subsections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of Regulation 61-101 can be relied on as neither the fair market value of the securities issued in favour of the related party nor the fair market value of the consideration paid for these securities exceed 25% of the Corporation's market capitalization. None of the Corporation's directors has expressed any contrary views or disagreements with respect to the foregoing. A material change report in respect of this related party transaction will be filed by the Corporation but could not be filed earlier than 21 days prior to the closing of the Licence due to the fact that the terms of the License were not confirmed and the necessity to act in a timely manner.

Sebastien Plouffe, President and CEO of Affinor, comments: "This transaction is exactly what our shareholders needed. While waiting for Health Canada to issue licences regarding Medical Marijuana in order to become a grower of premier in Medical Marijuana, we are taking a huge step to achieve our utimate goal to generate revenues and profits by setting the company to produce other major cash crops such as Romaine lettuce and Strawberies. We believe that this model will revolutionize the world in the area of food production by which a 12 months per year production will be executed without any pesticide and with very high quality products. We already have targeted the location to build the first facility and we shall execute the plan as soon as possible. Thanks VDL for this amazing opportunity, we are defininitly building a strong and long term relation with one of the best in the industry."

All securities issued pursuant to the Issuance will be subject to a hold period ending fourth month a day after their issuance.

About Affinor Resources Inc.

Affinor Resources is a diversified publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ("AFI"). Affinor is focused on the Medical Marijuana industry as well as becoming a producer of other cash crops such as Romaine lettuce and Strawberries.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

AFFINOR RESOURCES INC.

Sebastien Plouffe, President & CEO

The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

This News Release contains forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this News Release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company's disclosure documents which can be found under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. This News Release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Contacts:
Contact Information
Sebastien Plouffe
President & CEO
(514) 947-2272
[email protected]
www.affinorresources.com

Contact Information
Momentum PR Inc
Max Gagne, President
(514) 913-0351
[email protected]

Contact Information, spokesperson
Vertical Designs Ltd
Nick Brusatore, CEO
(604) 356-0411
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Here are the Top 20 Twitter Influencers of the month as determined by the Kcore algorithm, in a range of current topics of interest from #IoT to #DeepLearning. To run a real-time search of a given term in our website and see the current top influencers, click on the topic name. Among the top 20 IoT influencers, ThingsEXPO ranked #14 and CloudEXPO ranked #17.
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
In their session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Berman, VP Engineering at TidalScale, and Ivo Jimenez, Engineer at TidalScale, will describe how automating tests in TidalScale is easy thanks to WaveRunner. They will show how they use WaveRunner, Jenkins, and Docker to have agile delivery of TidalScale. Michael Berman is VP Engineering at TidalScale. TidalScale is developing a scale up compute and resource architecture for customers to perform big data exploration and real time anal...
Your homes and cars can be automated and self-serviced. Why can't your storage? From simply asking questions to analyze and troubleshoot your infrastructure, to provisioning storage with snapshots, recovery and replication, your wildest sci-fi dream has come true. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, provided a ChatOps demo where you can talk to your storage and manage it from anywhere, through Slack and similar services with...
Containers are rapidly finding their way into enterprise data centers, but change is difficult. How do enterprises transform their architecture with technologies like containers without losing the reliable components of their current solutions? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Tony Campbell, Director, Educational Services at CoreOS, will explore the challenges organizations are facing today as they move to containers and go over how Kubernetes applications can deploy with lega...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
Learn how to solve the problem of keeping files in sync between multiple Docker containers. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Aaron Brongersma, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Modulus, discussed using rsync, GlusterFS, EBS and Bit Torrent Sync. He broke down the tools that are needed to help create a seamless user experience. In the end, can we have an environment where we can easily move Docker containers, servers, and volumes without impacting our applications? He shared his results so yo...
"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, discussed solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. H...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera MyS...