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Don’t Treat Your Animals Right? Don’t Expect Investors to Pour Money Into Your Company


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Asset managers are saying “yes, these issues do matter” to problems like child labor and animal welfare before investing

Investors taking animal rights into account is good news for Chipotle, but may be bad news for other less-conscientious brands.

When it comes to investment in large food companies, where do asset managers look for indicators of a good business model? You may think in terms of profits and losses, but here’s another part of the equation for investment opportunities: animal welfare. Why? According to investment experts, having a strong sense of animal welfare is the mark of a good business model.

“Investors are saying it gives them a way to differentiate [between] leaders and laggards, to see how good companies are at identifying risks in their supply chain,” Rory Sullivan, an independent consultant and co-author of a report on animal welfare in business supply chains, told FTfm in an interview.

Sullivan and other investment experts explained that a company that does not take animal welfare into consideration when putting out a prop duct is a company that also takes “unnecessary reputational risks.” A major pizza cheese supplier, for instance, came under fire this year for animal rights violations. On the opposite end of the spectrum, part of Chipotle and Starbucks’ financial success could be attributed to both companies’ dedication to animal welfare. Chipotle famously dropped a pork supplier after the treatment of their pigs was not up to Chipotle's standards, leading to the Great Carnitas Shortage of 2015.


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Publicly Traded Vegan Stocks

This is probably my preferred option for investing, but there’s also a limited amount of companies that fall into this category.

The companies below aren’t necessarily outspokenly vegan, but they only sell vegan products as far as I can tell, and are listed on a public stock market.

A few markets and companies I’m keeping my eye on, but you can’t invest in yet:

  • Natural Order Acquisition Corp. (NOACU on Nasdaq) – A relatively new company which exists to acquire plant-based food companies. It’s planning to raise 250 million from its IPO, but hasn’t announced a date. It won’t be anytime soon, but I’ll update this page as details become available.
  • Pea protein. Right now, there are no pea protein companies on public stock markets (unfortunately, Beyond Meat’s pea protein supplier – Roquette – is family owned), but that will likely change in the future.
  • Egg alternatives. The most well-known vegan egg maker – JUST – has announced that they are looking to go public. However, they want to become profitable first, so this could be a year or two away. I’ll add any updates to this page.
  • Laird has filed for a proposed IPO, from what I can see, all their products are vegan. It typically takes 1-2 years from this stage to get to the actual IPO, but you might want to keep your eye on it.
  • Nabati plans to go public on the Canadian Stock Exchange – Nabati is a Vancouver-based company that makes a variety of plant-based meat alternatives and desserts like cheesecake.

These are not in a particular order, but I typically add any new ones to the top unless there’s a reason not to.

Oatly

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

Listing: OTLY

Oatly, the famous plant-milk makers based in Malmo went public in May of 2021.

All of its products are vegan friendly, and they’re growing globally at a rapid pace, making it an interesting company to consider investing in.

Amyris

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

Listing: AMRS

Amyris makes a variety of plant-based sweeteners and fragrances.

From what I’ve been able to dig up, I believe all their products are vegan (and they don’t test on animals).

Globally Local

Stock Exchange: TSX

Listing: GBLY

Globally Local is a relatively new vegan fast food restaurant chain in Canada that’s expanding rapidly.

Its parent company, Globally Local Technologies Inc., went public on the TSX without an IPO. From what I can tell, the parent company essentially supports the Globally Local restaurants by focusing on the technology aspect of developing plant-based meat and dairy alternatives (i.e. also vegan).

Agronomics Limited

Agronomics Limited is traded on the London Stock Exchange and nowhere else as far as I can see.

Formerly known as Port Erin Biopharma Investments, the investment company has rebranded to focus on identifying promising lab grown meat companies to invest in on behalf of shareholders.

Whether or not you consider cultivated meat to be vegan is up to you.

Agronomics’ current portfolio consists of holdings in companies like:

MeaTech

Stock Exchange: NSE

Listing: MITC

MeaTech is one of the leaders in cultivating lab-grown meat.

After a March 2021 IPO, you can now buy stock through their Nasdaq listing.

Plantx Life Inc (VEGA.CN)

Stock Exchange: CSE

PlantX is an online shopping platform featuring a wide variety of plant-based foods. They carry brands like Oatly and Beanfields, and seem to be growing fast.

They went public in 2020 on the CSE, and their stock has been up and down quite a bit since then.

I’ve only recently learned of the company, so I can’t add too much here. If you have thoughts on the potential of PlantX, feel free to share them in a comment at the bottom of this page.

Eat Beyond (EATS)

Stock Exchange: CSE

Listing: EATS

Eat Beyond Global Holdings started offering common stock on the Canadian Stock Exchange as of November 17, 2020.

This is a holding company investing in plant-based meat alternatives.

Their stated goals are to acquire equity in global companies in the following major sectors:

  • Plant-based proteins
  • Fermented proteins
  • Cultured proteins/agriculture (I read that as lab-grown meat)
  • Cell agriculture

Beyond Meat (BYND)

Stock Exchange: Nasdaq

Listing: BYND

Beyond Meat is the first big plant based meat alternative company that has gone public.

It offered its IPO at the beginning of May 2019, and got off to a strong start before hitting a rough patch.

It’s hard to know whether or not this meatless meat company is a good investment. On one hand, it looks like Beyond Meat is only going to continue to grow at a rapid pace. But on the other hand, many experts have been quick to point out that the share price is quite high for its current earnings.

The Very Good Food Company Inc.

Stock Exchange: CSE (Canadian Securities Exchange)

Listing: VERY

The Very Good Food Company is a Canadian company that makes a variety of plant meats.

They went public in 2020 on a Canadian stock exchange, after growing rapidly over their first 3 years of business.

With plans of expanding into the U.S. market, there’s a lot of room to grow. They’ve also been busy acquiring other companies like The Cultured Nut (who makes plant-based cheeses).

Ingredion Incorporated

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Listing: INGR

Ingredion doesn’t make food products directly, but they are a massive company that supplies certain ingredients to food manufacturers.

This includes, oils, sweeteners, starches, and grains, among other things.

Most importantly, all their products are plant-based. It’s tough to find specifics, but I believe they don’t use any animal products either.

The company was also named as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere (and for the 6 years before as well).

Stock Exchange: STO (Stockholm Stock Exchange)

Listing: AAK

It’s a bit hard to tell from their website, which is loaded with nonsense buzzwords, but AAK sells oils and fats.

Their products do appear to be vegan, but I’m not super confident about that. They likely are, but I’m not 100% sure.

They do focus on sustainable and responsible sourcing, which are very much in line with vegan principles.

Note that AAK is on the STO. If you live in North America or somewhere beyond Europe, you can still invest in it if you want, but only certain investing platforms will let you. A quick call to whatever bank you use is the easiest way to find out.

SenzaGen

Stock Exchange: STO (Stockholm Stock Exchange)

Listing: SENZA

This is the coolest company in terms of what they do in my opinion.

SenzaGen’s purpose is to make it possible to eliminate animal testing for allergenic tests. They make a big difference in the cosmetic, dyes, and pharmaceutical industries.

It’s another one listed on the STO, so you might need to contact your investing bank and find out if you’re able to buy stock.

SIMRIS

Stock Exchange: STO (Stockholm Stock Exchange)

Listing: SIMRIS ALG

Again, Europe is leading the way in plant-based foods.

Simris makes vegan omega 3 supplement from algae, which is the best plant source of omega 3s. They make a few other algae-based products.

Their packaging and branding is beautiful, so hopefully they will do well in the future.

Modern Meat

Stock Exchange: CSE

Listing: MEAT

Modern Meat is a British Columbia based startup that makes plant-based meat (not too different from Beyond Meat).

They went public in late 2020 on the CSE.

I haven’t actually seen Modern Meat products available here in Ontario (Toronto area), which I suppose means there’s a lot of room to expand if their products are truly high quality.

Else Nutrition

Stock Exchange: TSX Venture Exchange (Canada)

Listing: BABY

Else Nutrition makes plant-based infant and toddler formula. This is probably the closest you’ll find to a vegan penny stock.

While their products aren’t clearly labelled as vegan, there are some mentions of their products all being “vegan” on their website and a few news articles that I found.

There are no obvious animal products in the ingredients they use, but some like “l-carnitine” that could technically come from plant or animal sources.

Total Produce PLC

Stock Exchange: LSE

Listing: TOT

Total Produce is one of those companies that don’t have a vegan philosophy, but only sell vegan products.

They sell a variety of fruits and vegetables.

It’s also listed on the Irish Stock Exchange in addition to the London Stock Exchange.

Archer Daniels Midland

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Listing: ADM

Archer Daniels Midland is another agriculture company, similar to Bunge (listed above).

They make and sell a wide variety of plants (i.e. crops) like soy, wheat, nuts, oils, etc.

While all their products are vegan, it’s not exactly a “vegan company,” in the sense that they sell food directly to farms that support animal agriculture.

Bunge Limited

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Bunge owns several brands which sell oilseeds, grains, and sugarcane across the globe. Their products all appear to be plant-based as far as I can tell.

However, note that Bunge does sell “animal feed”, so even though Bunge’s products themselves are vegan, they are tangentially involved in animal agriculture. It’s not a huge deal to me, but it is an issue for some, so be aware of it.

Another potential issue is that Bunge is rated as the worst soy trader in terms of sustainability. That’s a tricky thing to draw the line on, and every vegan will have their own conclusion. So I’ll leave Bunge on the list, but you should be aware of this before investing in them.

U.S. Vegan Climate ETF

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Listing: VEGN

It’s come to my attention that despite the name of this ETF and the marketing they do, I don’t think many would consider it a vegan investment opportunity.

Their stated goal is to invest in companies not actively hurting animals or the environment:

The Index screens 500 of the largest US listed companies to exclude companies that derive more than 2% of their revenues from products or services directly related to prohibited activities

That all sounds good, but the majority of the stocks they invest in have absolutely nothing to do with veganism. See the “annual report” on their website if interested in the specific companies.

While they do have some shares in vegan companies like Beyond Meat, a huge portion of the portfolio is dedicated to tech and finance companies (e.g. Facebook and Apple).

I guess they’re technically “vegan” companies, but they sure aren’t what you think about first.

There are also some companies like BlackRock, who have done a lot of greenwashing to say they’re slowly focusing on sustainability, but the impact of those promises are questionable.

I left this on the list because most vegan investors are sure to come across it. I wouldn’t really consider it a vegan company (at least not right now), but you can make your own decision.


The 9 Things No One Tells You About Scattering Ashes

Within hours of my 40-year-old husband’s fatal heart attack in 2009, it dawned on me that I would have to honor his cremation wishes. Actually, my words to his best friend were slightly less respectful: “Oh fuck, Alberto’s gonna make me cremate him.”

At 34 years old, I’d attended more than 30 funerals but the decision whether to bury or cremate had always fallen to someone else. Even as I heard myself saying “cremation” to the funeral director, my widow brain was already panicking about the deathiversaries and birthdays ahead. I was used to releasing my grief through visits to cemeteries or crash sites. What sort of ritual could be had if your husband died in the bed you shared and his ashes reside in your apartment?

The ritual found me a few months later. My suitcase was open, and I was attempting to pack for the annual Fourth of July trip we had always taken to Lake Winnipesaukee. A favorite cousin was accompanying me, but I felt overwhelmed about visiting Alberto’s “happy place” without him. It could have been the close proximity of my suitcase to his urn or the six-pack my cousin and I had consumed, but I suddenly realized I could take Alberto with me.

I brought a few tablespoons of him to spread on the lake and a few more to Miami, his birthplace, a month later. Since then, I’ve spread his ashes in the Bahamas, Brazil, Connecticut, Cuba, England, Hungary and Texas. Trial, error and variables like wind have culminated in a list that I hope spares you the learning curve.

1. There will be bones. When I unscrewed the urn containing Alberto’s ashes, I expected a small box of soft campfire ash. I encountered a plastic bag with 6 pounds of coarse sand and sharp bone fragments. Not sure if anything prepares you to see someone you love reduced to a bag of cement mix, but the knowledge that cremated remains look nothing like ashes is a starting point.

2. One-time only? On the Fourth of July 2009, I didn’t realize that spreading Alberto’s ashes around the world would become my grief ritual — yet I instinctively took only a few tablespoons of him to the lake. Ask yourself if this should be a one-and-done ceremony? If you move to a new city, would it be meaningful to scatter ashes nearby? Would another family member want to keep some for herself? If your answer to any of these questions is “I don’t know” or “maybe,” don’t release all the ashes.

3. A good friend + a Ziploc bag. If you decide to scatter only a portion of the ashes now, ask a close friend who isn’t squeamish to come over before you transfer ashes into a sealable plastic bag. The reality of what you are doing may trigger strong emotions, so it’s smart to have a pal who can either take over the transfer or support you through the process.

4. Keep calm and pack a carry-on. Imagine flying to your ash-scattering destination and discovering that the luggage containing the ashes never made the trip. This happened to me — many thanks, Ryanair! — and yes, I’m still grumpy about it. Learn vicariously through me and carry on.

5. Site see. Even if you have a place in mind, build in time to scout alternative locations. I was certain that Plaza de la Revolución in Havana was the perfect spot to spread Alberto, but up close, this historical site had all the ambiance of a parking lot before the swap meet sets up. If your first choice is underwhelming, keep looking until you reach a place that gives you goose bumps.

6. Flower power. If you’re releasing ash into a body of water, buy or pick fresh flowers to release in tandem. This enables you to visually follow the ash flow and makes the ceremony slightly less melancholy. De-stem the flowers in advance and place them in a sealable bag with a wet paper towel.

7. Photographic memory. I shoot photos of the flower and ash floating on the water so relatives who aren’t present can share the experience. Also because I want to remember the exact slant of light, sunset or bird formation unfolding in this moment.

8. Stand upwind. Getting ash in your eyes or stuck to your lip gloss isn’t what you want to remember about this ceremony.

9. And speaking of sticky. Ash sticks to skin, and when your hands are covered in your loved one’s ashes, wiping them on your jeans might feel a tad disrespectful. If you’re releasing ashes somewhere without easy access to water, bring a bottle of water and dry paper towels for clean-up afterward.

When I began scattering Alberto’s ashes, I despised everything about cremation. Time and travel have shifted my perspective. By bringing a bit of him to scatter in familiar or foreign places, I can acknowledge our past and include him in my present tense. It’s become such a central part of my grief journey that I’ve seriously considered altering my own funeral arrangements from burial to cremation. It requires no stretch of my imagination to hear the glee with which Alberto would’ve said “told you so.”


Balance of Nature

Real quickly, let’s talk a little bit about each component of the whole health system. I have a few tips I’ve learned that I would like to share.

Because I am in generally good health, my coach instructed me to take the regular dose. The normal dose is three veggie capsules and three fruit capsules each day along with the fiber drink.

You can easily increase this as needed. For example, I have asthma, so if that is acting up I would double my dose until the worst has passed.

Veggie Capsules

I prefer to simply swallow my veggie capsules with water. If you have trouble swallowing pills, they can also be added into any savory food, like an omelet.

Also, my health coach told me that if I feel myself beginning to get sick or feeling sluggish, to make a broth of my veggie capsules by mixing them into hot water. I actually enjoyed them this way as well. It kind of tastes like a spicy spinach soup, but it was very soothing on my throat. Also, I do feel like I felt the positive side effects sooner this way.

Simply twist the capsules apart and tap them into your hot water.

Fruit Capsules

While I typically just swallow my fruit capsules as well (because, laziness), they taste a lot better. You can chew them up, or if you don’t want to swallow the capsule you can empty them straight into your mouth. When taken this way, they kind of taste like fruit leather in powder form.

I also love emptying a few fruits into smoothies or applesauce for my kids. Here is one of our favorite smoothie bowl recipes if you need one!

Fiber and Spice

I mentioned earlier I didn’t love the taste of the fiber and spice. However, I noticed it’s positive results in my body quickly. I don’t know if this is oversharing, but if you have loose stools this binds them. If you are constipated, it will fix that too. Basically, it just helps regulate you in either direction.

I also noticed pretty immediate positive effects when it comes to less bloating and less inflammation in my body. Guys, this stuff works wonders.

My friend Anna posted about another way she likes to take her fiber, in smoothie form! Check out her recipe here.

I drink mine in water once a day.

Balance of Nature Discount Code

If you do decide to give Balance of Nature a try, I would recommend purchasing the whole health system as a preferred customer. To become a preferred customer there is a one time fee of $24.95. However, it immediately makes the product $40 cheaper. You also get the added benefit of health coaching.

Under the preferred customer status your product is automatically shipped to you every 28 days. There are no contracts or minimums and you can pause, cancel or reschedule your shipments at any time without penalty.

Other options are, you can buy just fruits and veggies, or you can also buy just fiber and spice! So if you are only wanting to try out one or the other you can totally do that. Either way, it is cheapest to become a preferred member.

Use code PRETTYPROVIDENCE for 35% off your first order as a preferred customer! This will cover your preferred member status (plus some) so you can try it out for free! Click here to buy.

Remember, this code only works for preferred customer orders. This means the $24.99 (to become a preferred member) will be added to your total, but the discount will take the total price down to lower than one time retail pricing, and you can still cancel at any time.

Definitely the cheapest way to try these products out that I’ve ever seen.

I sincerely hope I was able to answer some questions for you, and you appreciated the Balance of Nature Pros and Cons! Good luck on your personal health journey, I wish you nothing but the best.

Interested in reading more reviews about Balance of Nature Supplements, check out this post, or this site.


Control Fire Ants in Pastures, Hayfields, and Barnyards

Fire ants thrive in Mississippi pastures and hayfields because these habitats are similar to the pampas in their native lands of Brazil and Argentina. It is no fun to haul hay bales from a fire ant-infested field, and the mounds can interfere with mowing and even damage equipment.

Fire ant-infested hay cannot be shipped to fire ant-free areas. Permanent pastures can have fire ant densities ranging from 50 to more than 200 mounds per acre. At these densities, fire ant mounds interfere with management operations, and the ants sting animals and interfere with grazing. Around barns and in barnyards, fire ants cause problems by getting into feed and stinging animals and people working in the area.

Occasionally, fire ants are even blamed for deaths of newborn calves and foals, but this is not as common as you might think. Finding a dead calf with fire ants crawling out of its mouth and nose does not necessarily mean fire ants killed the animal. Healthy newborns that are able to quickly gain their feet are at little risk, but fire ants will quickly begin foraging on animals that are stillborn or die shortly after birth. However, fire ants can contribute to the death of distressed, immobile newborns, as well as older animals that are sick or injured.

You can control fire ants in pastures and hayfields by using granular fire ant baits, but you have to realize baits work slowly and need to be applied preventively. The cost ranges from $8 to $45 per acre, depending on the application rate and how many times you treat each season. If your goal is just to reduce the number of fire ant mounds in a permanent pasture, one treatment may be enough but if you want to eliminate and prevent fire ant mounds around a horse barn and paddocks, you will need to treat more than once per year.

To treat a pasture or hayfield for fire ants, you need two things: a bait that is labeled for use around grazing animals and a spreader that will apply the bait properly.

Fire Ant Baits for Pastures and Hayfields

Not all fire ant baits are labeled for pastures and hayfields some baits contain active ingredients that are not approved for use around grazing animals. Check the label—before you buy—to be sure the product is labeled for your intended use.

Currently, three active ingredients are labeled for use as fire ant baits in pastures or hayfields: methoprene, pyriproxyfen, and hydramethylnon. These products are sold through farm supply stores in small quantities (one to five pounds) and in 25-pound bags, but you may have to special order the larger quantities.

Although these baits can be applied in pastures with grazing animals present, there may be a short waiting period before you can cut the hay. Be sure to read and follow the label directions.

Table 1. Fire ant baits for pastures, hayfields, and barnyards.

methoprene (0.25%) + hydramethylnon (0.365%)

1 PHI is the number of days you must wait to cut hay after a bait application.

How much do fire ant bait treatments cost?

When purchased in large quantities, such as 25-pound bags, fire ant baits cost around $8 to $10 per pound. If you use 1.5 pounds per acre and treat only once per year, that’s about $12 to $15 per acre. One way to reduce the cost when treating pastures with the growth regulator products (Extinguish or Esteem) is to skip every other swath. These growth regulators take longer to work but are more forgiving of wide swaths than the quicker-acting hydramethylnon products. This cuts the cost of treatment in half and does not seem to reduce efficacy that much. This is because fire ant workers routinely forage as far as 100 feet or more from their mounds.

Don’t buy more bait than you can use in one season because the oil in fire ant baits will go rancid, and fire ants don’t like rancid bait.

How long does it take baits to work, and how long do they last?

Fire ant baits are designed to be slow acting. The worker ants find the bait granules when they are out foraging, take them back to the colony, and feed them to their young. If fast-acting insecticides were used in the baits, they would kill the foraging workers before they could carry the bait back to the mound. With hydramethylnon, you will begin to see results in two to four weeks, but it can take two to three months to see the full effects of a growth regulator product, such as methoprene or pyriproxyfen.

The growth regulators work by interfering with the development of immature fire ants, but they do not kill adults. Mounds eventually die out because there are no new workers to replace the ones that die. This does not mean the slower-acting baits are not a good option, because these do provide long-term control, usually longer than the hydramethylnon treatments. But it does mean you have to plan ahead, know what results to expect, and be patient.

The effects of a single bait application can persist for the whole season, meaning you will see fewer mounds than if you had not treated. You will not get rid of every mound, but if you apply the bait properly and do not get rain for a couple of days, you should get around 80 percent control. The area will be reinfested as newly mated queens fly in and establish new colonies, but you can improve control by treating again later in the season.

When is the best time to apply baits?

You can apply fire ant baits anytime during the growing season, but spring is probably the best time. Wait until soil temperatures warm in the spring and fire ants are actively foraging. You can use potato chips—the greasy kind, not the baked ones—to check for foraging activity. Scatter a few chips in the area and come back to check on them in 20–30 minutes. If fire ants find the chips in this time, they will find the bait.

A single bait treatment applied in the spring will substantially reduce fire ant numbers. If you want even better control—and you’re willing to spend the time and money to get it—make a second and even a third treatment later in the season, in midsummer and fall, for example. Fall treatments help reduce the number of mounds present the following spring.

How do I apply fire ant bait on large acreage?

Rates for most granular fire ant baits range from one to two pounds per acre. This is not very much bait, and it is easy to overapply and waste a lot of money if you don’t have a proper applicator. A typical fertilizer spreader will put out far too much bait. And it is not a good idea to mix the bait with fertilizer because the fertilizer will absorb some of the oil from the bait granules, making them less attractive to the ants.

If you only have a few barn lots to treat, you can use one of the hand-operated spreaders used to apply fire ant baits to home lawns. Hand seeders designed to spread small seeds also will work, if properly calibrated. But if you plan to treat large pastures or hayfields, you will need a power-operated spreader that can be calibrated to apply the right amount of bait.

Herd Seeder Company and Spyker Spreaders are two companies that make spreaders specifically designed to apply fire ant baits. This type of bait spreader is driven by a small electric motor and can be mounted on a tractor, ATV, or other vehicle. These can be purchased, usually as special-order items, through farm supply stores or Internet sources.

Aerial application is another option for treating very large acreages, but you may have to do some searching to find an aerial applicator equipped to apply fire ant bait.

Tips for Using Fire Ant Baits

  • Always read the label at least twice—once before buying and again before treating. Follow the label directions.
  • Buy only as much bait as you need. Most baits contain vegetable oils, which go rancid over time, and fire ants don’t like rancid bait.
  • Be sure you have the right kind of applicator to do the job.
  • Calibrate your applicator properly. One to two pounds per acre is not very much bait. It may look like the spreader is not putting out enough bait—just a granule here and there—but this is probably about right! Follow the calibration directions that came with the spreader.
  • Try to pick a time when it is not likely to rain for a day or two after treatment. Rainfall will wash away or dissolve your costly bait. Reapply if you get significant rain within six to twelve hours of your treatment.
  • Wait until the grass is dry before applying the bait.
  • Don’t be tempted to apply excessive rates in order to “really get ’em.” If you are willing to spend more money for improved control, it’s much better to spend it on a second application later in the season!
  • Don’t worry if you have a few gaps between your bait swaths. Remember, the fire ant workers are out there looking for the bait. This is one reason baits work so well.
  • Know what results to expect. Baits aren’t fast, and they won’t eliminate every mound in the area, but by one to two months after treatment, you should get around 80 percent control.
  • If your goal is to maintain a very high level of control around a horse barn or other sensitive area, don’t wait until you start seeing new mounds before treating again. Apply baits preventively in spring, midsummer, and fall.

Quickly Eliminate Problem Mounds in Barnyards

Sometimes a fire ant mound is just in the wrong place at the wrong time and needs to be eliminated quickly. Maybe it’s by the door to the feed room, beside the headgate to the cattle chute, or in some other place where folks using the area are sure to step in it. You can quickly eliminate such mounds by treating them with a liquid drench, but it is important to be sure the insecticide you use is labeled for use on or around animals and for drenching fire ant mounds. Note that these are different uses, and the label will give specific instructions for each use. Examples of insecticides that have such labels are shown in Table 2.

Use a watering can or similar container to mix and apply liquid drenches. Read the label, mix the specified amount of insecticide in water, and pour it over the mound. Avoid disturbing the mound before treating. The key to success with liquid drenches is to use enough liquid to thoroughly soak the mound. Depending on the size of the mound, this ranges from one to two gallons. Begin by applying about one-fourth of the total volume to a 10- to 12-inch band around the outside of the mound. This prevents the queen from escaping through one of the underground foraging tunnels and improves control of workers. Then, apply the rest of the drench directly to the mound.

Use enough drench to soak the mound well mix more if you need it. Failure to use enough drench is the main reason for unsuccessful mound drenching efforts. Liquid drenches are the quickest way to eliminate fire ant mounds. If you drench a mound properly, all the ants that were not out foraging will be dead within a few hours.

Caution: Do not use dry mound treatments containing the active ingredient acephate around animals. Such products are commonly used to control fire ant mounds in home lawns, but acephate is a systemic insecticide that can result in illegal residues if used around grazing animals.


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What to watch today

9:00 a.m. ET: FHFA House Price Index, month-over-month, March (1.2% expected, 0.9% in February)

9:00 a.m. ET: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index, month-over-month, March (1.3% expected, 1.17% in February)

9:00 a.m. ET: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index, year-over-year, March (12.5% expected, 11.94% in February)

10:00 a.m. ET: New home sales, April (950,000 expected, 1.021 million in March)

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Floor mats versus liners

You’ll find two types of products to protect the carpets in your car: floor mats and liners. But there’s a big difference in how well they work and how much they cost. Floor mats are just that: flat pieces of rubber (or a rubber-like material), carpet, or some combination of the two. They cost far less than liners but also provide less protection. Floor liners are custom fit to the shape and contours of the footwells for a specific make and model of vehicle, and they have a lip or walls around the sides to help trap big spills. Whether you choose basic mats or custom liners will depend on your priorities, needs, and budget.

Floor mats

The vast majority of traditional floor mats have a universal design that’s intended to fit a wide range of vehicles and cost between about $10 to $50 for a set of four. If you just want to save some money while providing some protection for your car’s carpet, or if you drive an older car with a well-worn carpet, you’ll probably be perfectly happy with a set of inexpensive universal mats. (And any of them may look and work better than what you have now.)

But any universal mat is going to be a compromise. They are rarely a perfect fit for any vehicle right out of the box, although most rubber mats can be trimmed using scissors. Even some of the least expensive include cut lines for this purpose.

Any universal mat is going to be a compromise.

Carpeted mats are an even less expensive way to go. We’ve seen our tested BDK 4pc Premium Carpet Floor Mats advertised for less than $10 for a set of four, and several sets are available (at the time of writing) on Amazon for about $17. But if you choose carpet, make sure to measure extra carefully before buying, because trimming is really not an option.

Whether you choose carpeted or rubber mats, measure your floors thoroughly front and rear, and be especially careful with the driver’s floor mat. Draw a diagram of your car’s footwells, take width and length measurements at several places along the length and width of the footwell, and note any unusual features or irregularities. Then take those measurements with you to the store (or your computer if you’re shopping online) because we found a lot of packaging doesn’t include dimensions, though some shopping websites do.

A handful of manufacturers do make traditional mats for specific makes and models they generally cost between $80-$100 for a set of four. By conforming to the exact shape and size of the car’s footwells, they cover more of the carpet than universal mats and provide better protection against spills and debris tracked into the car.

Floor liners

If you tend to spend time slogging through muddy areas, like to treat your kids to trips to the beach, find yourself frequently cleaning up spilled sodas and fries, or need to frequently drive in wet or snowy areas, floor liners may be a better bet than mats. And that’s true whether you change vehicles every couple of years (and want to maximize their resale value) or if you plan to keep yours for a long time.

Floor liners from Husky, Michelin EdgeLiner, Rugged Ridge, and WeatherTech, which range in price at the time of writing from about $135 to $290 for a set of four, all provide a custom fit for specific vehicles and other advantages over traditional floor mats. Their raised edges or side walls better contain spills, keeping liquids from seeping around the edges and into the carpet. In addition, all the liners we tested have a higher quality look and feel than cheap mats, and they don’t look out of place, even in an upscale vehicle. All use the factory floor mat mounting points supplied with new cars to help keep them in place, and some, such as Husky liners, also have nibs on the bottom to help anchor them to carpets.

Liners like these are a bigger investment, but shopping for them is less complicated than it is with mats. There are far fewer liners to choose from, and you can skip the measuring. Once you’ve chosen a brand, the rest is easy. The manufacturers of all our tested liners have websites where you can enter the make, year, and model of your car. The site will tell you if a fit is available and its cost. Some also include links to or names of other retailers that carry their brand, and we found it pays to shop around.

Prices for floor liners can vary considerably, depending on the brand, what you drive, where you buy, and whether you purchase liners only for the front seats or for both the front and rear (or add a matching trunk or cargo liner). At the time of writing, a set of front-only liners from Rugged Ridge started at around $50, but liners for all three rows of a full-size SUV from WeatherTech or Husky can easily top $300. For most sedans and SUVs, plan on spending around $180 or so for front and rear seat liners. That, of course, assumes a full set is available for your vehicle. Depending on the manufacturer and what you drive, it may be that only front liners are available for your car (or none at all). WeatherTech has the widest variety of liner fits for all types of vehicles, while the others tend to focus on trucks and SUVs. Adding a matching trunk or cargo area liner—a good idea if you drive an SUV or minivan—adds about $100 from any of the manufacturers.

Aftermarket mats and liners can be purchased through a wide variety of outlets: big-box department stores, auto parts retailers, and any number of sources online such as Amazon and AutoAnything. Some manufacturers offer direct shipping from the factory.

Regardless of whether you select a universal mat or model-specific mat or liner, fit is critical. The idea is to protect the carpet beneath, so the larger the area covered, the better—with the important caveat that mats are not so large, poorly fitted, or loose that they can interfere with pedal operation and cause a crash.

“Look for a mat with teeth or rubber nibs that grip the carpet.” said Ken Saviet, a professional car detailer with more than 20 years of experience that’s based in Mendham, New Jersey. “You don’t want something that’s going to move, otherwise the mats can get under your pedals and create a safety issue.”

The most secure fit comes from products that have holes that correspond with factory-mat mounting points.

We found that the number and size of those nibs, along with the shape, weight and stickiness of the material used to make the mats, can make a big difference in how well they stay put. But the most secure fit comes from products that have holes that correspond with factory-mat mounting points for the driver’s mat or include their own.

“Having an anchor is important,” said Scott Trager of Northeast Off-Road Adventures, an off-road driving school in Ellenville, New York. “When you’re getting in and out, you’re pushing the mat with your feet. Having it secured is critical for safety.”

All of the floor liners we tested attach to factory mounts, but only two of the floor mats—those made by Intro-Tech and WeatherTech—had that feature.

The other essential part of a good, safe fit is never to install a set of mats or liners over another set that’s already in your car. That only increases the likelihood of your new mats sliding around and getting hung up on the brake or accelerator pedals.


BioFit Reviews: Alarming Probiotic Weight Loss Scam Exposed!

BioFit is the leading probiotic fat burner supplement for natural weight loss benefits in the world due to its powerful combination of seven strains that help the gut restore digestive balance, but are there shockingly negative side effects? This BioFit probiotic review exposes the alarming customer complaints and fake scam pills found online to help consumers stay protected and get the best price online.

BioFit Reviews

BioFit Reviews

Madison, WI, April 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The majority of people in America today have been overweight at some point in their lives. Millions of these people struggle to obtain lasting weight loss and keep that unhealthy weight off. Furthermore, digestive health problems are also prevalent and they can often be quite damaging to overall health. BioFit claims to address all these issues by improving digestion, increasing immunity and helping Americans to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Many Americans are now switching to health supplements as a way of enhancing their wellness and overall health. Digestive system supplementation is especially important, since the digestive tract connects to all parts of the body. Probiotics supplements like BioFit have been gaining popularity, especially because they are seen as the best way to enhance digestive efficiency while enhancing overall wellness.

The following BioFit review will answer all your questions about this probiotics product. Read on to discover whether BioFit can help you deal with your digestive issues like bloating and also if it can maximize your weight loss. Get more information about BioFit here below.

Introducing BioFit

Nature’s Formula BioFit is a top-shelf probiotic product that features widely studied ingredients that deliver amazing weight loss and digestion improving results. BioFit claims that users can eat all their favorite foods from pizza to ice cream and many others, while taking this supplement and still lose significant amounts of weight. Obviously this likely implies everything in moderation as there is no such thing as a cure-all miracle pill, but it is understood that BioFit works by naturally enhancing and balancing the beneficial bacteria found in your gut.

BioFit’s official website is full of positive user testimonials from clients who have already lost more than 50 pounds of fat by using this probiotic supplement. Besides a guaranteed loss of roughly three pounds weekly, strictly using the BioFit pills will also alleviate common digestive issues like gas, constipation and bloating. Due to so many years of eating unhealthy junk foods to taking harmful medications and prescription pills that have harsh side effects, one needs to do all it can to start and restore the harmony within the gut biohm and give the microbiome the best opportunity to thrive so the whole body wellness journey can continue well into the golden years of life.

How BioFit Works

BioFit supplements works by enhancing the gut flora ratio of good vs bad bacteria, which includes the essential bacteria responsible for digesting foods. These gut bacteria are critical for maintaining an efficient digestive system for overall wellness and weight loss. The reason most people find it highly challenging to achieve significant amounts of weight loss is because of their bad microbe balance in the gut. This supplement corrects and balances the good bacteria in your gut to help you lose weight. This is due to the Lactobacillus superblend of four strains that go to work at creating an optimal environment for bacteria to thrive in and stimulates the digestive process. Mix in the multi-functional probiotic powerhouse Bifidobacterium Longum and the DE111 strains reviewed below, and the world has never quite seen such a complete and complex supplement that works to alleviate digestion disturbances and body weight management issues at once.

Due to the potency of the seven probiotic strains in the BioFit supplement, it is formulated to target four main areas of wellness in:

The specific ingredient Lactobacillus may also help with insulin regulation support and a reduction in junk food cravings and appetite, resulting in faster weight loss results.

About Chrissie Miller

The creator of BioFit is 43 years old and her name is Chrissie Miller. Like most women in America today, Chrissie struggled with maintaining a healthy weight for many years. She had unsuccessfully tried all kinds of limiting diets and exercise programs but they only offered temporary relief and she regained the unhealthy weight within a short period. While she may not be a nutritionist or doctor, Chrissie was able to finally able to lose weight after using the BioFit program.

BioFit Ingredients

Each bottle of BioFit contains a high amount of beneficial probiotic bacteria totaling 5.75 billion organisms (or CFUs/colony forming units). The 800mg supplement provides your body the best probiotic strains and almost 6 Billion CFUs per pill. Here are the primary ingredients:

Bacillus Subtilis (DE111)

This is the specifically engineered BioFit ingredient that has the world going crazy due to its incredible benefits of restoring balance and optimization to the microbiome. The Bacillus Subtilis strain in this probiotics supplement promotes good bacteria production and limits the bad bacteria. This strain fights against diarrhea and constipation. Numerous studies have shown that it increases athletic performance and overall health. Made by the well-respected company Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, its probiotic Bacillus subtilis DE111 just this year got accepted by the FDA on to the GRAS list (generally recognized as safe) with no objections and also got approval for its health claims of the following:

promotes growth of healthy gastrointestinal flora

supports growth of beneficial gut bacteria

supports and improves digestive health in children and adults

reduces total blood cholesterol or blood LDL cholesterol

These are all based on peer-reviewed clinical publications and has now become the first probiotic strain in the world to have these food-health supported claims. The DE111 bacillus subtilis probiotic strain is also Star-K Kosher certified and Non-GMO Project verified and is the most recognized ingredient in the BioFit weight loss supplement, but it certainly is not the only gut healing strain in the formula of six other clinically studied substances in the product.

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

This strain has also been comprehensively studied in both children and adults. One study investigated how L. rhamnosus affected weight loss in obese participants over a six month period. The results showed that it promoted faster fat and weight loss in both men and women.

Lactobacillus Casei

L. casei is a unique probiotic strain as it has the broadest temperature and pH range. It works by supporting L. acidophilus production and fighting constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and other infections. It also useful for preventing various digestion health issues like diarrhea and others. A study discovered that this strain had significant effects on biomarkers linked to obesity.

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

The L.acidophillus species is widely recognized in the probiotics industry due to its capacity of supporting healthy digestion. It has undergone thorough clinical assessments, particularly on the issue of improving IBS symptoms. Besides treating digestive complications, L. acidophilus also supports weight loss in both animals and humans.

Lactobacillus Plantarum

The L. plantarum species is a common ingredient that has been extensively applied across the food sector. This strain can help in the production of functional beverages and foods. It is associated with antifungal properties, antioxidant effects, anti-mutagenic activity and antimicrobial activity. This strain has already been applied for treating cancer, Parkinson’s disease, liver disorders, hypertension and others. It also positively impacts weight loss and digestive problems like IBS and diarrhea.

Bifidobacterium Longum

The B. longum strain included in BioFit is well known for preventing bad bacteria from damaging the walls of the intestines. It is also vital for digesting carbs and proteins. One scientific study found that B. longum was effective in alleviate gastrointestinal, infectious and immunological diseases. It corrects immune dysfunction and has been shown to stabilize gut microbiota to improve the gut and intestinal environments.

Bifidobacterium Breve

Bifidobacterium breve naturally exists in intestinal tracts and breast milk. Like other probiotic strains found in BioFit, this species has been extensively researched and documented. One study reviewed the anti-obesity properties of B. breve and found that it produced a notable difference. The researchers reported that this strain reduced body fat and weight in the participants by reducing bad cholesterol and promoting good HDL cholesterol.

Benefits of BioFit

BioFit has multiple benefits when used consistently. They include the following:

It improves your digestion system

It reduces bloating significantly

It increases your immunity and ability to fight infections

It promotes overall health

third-party tested by an independent lab to verify purity, potency and overall quality

allergen-free with no harmful additives

And according to Chrissie Miller's official BioFit probiotic presentation, when asked about the safety risks and concerns about negative side effects, Nature's Formulas stated, "To date tens-of-thousands of people have tried Biofit and we have never had a serious side effect reported. That being said, we always recommend consulting with a doctor before starting any new supplement."

How Much Does BioFit Cost?

Get 6 bottles of BioFit for $294

Get 3 bottles of BioFit for $177

Get 1 bottle of BioFit for only $69

All the above prices include free shipping across the US. While it may seem that BioFit prices are higher compared to typical probiotic supplements, Chrissie claims that their product is one of the best in the market that delivers high quality results. Each bottle of BioFit includes 30 easy to use pills. Users are supposed to take one pill daily for optimal weight loss.

BioFit Bonuses

The manufacturer, Natures Formula, has also included several bonuses to further enhance the BioFit experience for their clients. Here are the three bonuses that come with all your BioFit purchases through the official site:

The Truth About Dieting – A bonus ebook that shows users how they can manage to achieve massive weight loss while still enjoying their favorite delicious foods. It is all about how BioFit works and how it can help you attain and maintain that ideal weight while enjoying the process and not giving up your favorite foods.

Favorite Recipes: A bonus ebook that showcases top-notch recipes that taste great but will not make you gain weight. These recipes will augment your weight loss process as you will still eat tasty foods while losing weight.

Private Members Area: The final bonus is that all buyers are given access to the private, exclusive member’s area. You can find multiple great resources in the member’s area including recipes, guides, meal plans and other helpful information from your peers.

BioFit Money back guarantee

A long refund policy is notable when looking at a supplement as it shows that the company is fully confident in their product and its potential for delivering the claimed benefits. BioFit offers clients a fairly long money back guarantee that is worth 180 days. That means clients can receive their refund if they did not achieve any notable effects within the first 180 days.

About Nature’s Formula

Chrissie Miller and the team at Nature’s Formula company are the people responsible for creating this BioFit supplement. The Nature’s Formula brand has been running for over two decades and it has helped millions to improve their health. The mission of this natural health firm is to highlight the effective, natural forms of treatment and avoid the overreliance on artificial drugs. The firm has conducted through research on the best health enhancing ingredients and have successfully launched multiple products. And just like they did with BioFit, their mission is to make cutting-edge, science based formulas that make the world a better place by enhancing the health of the people who care deeply about their well-being.

As stated on the official Nature's Formulas website, "At Nature's Formulas, we refuse to take short cuts with your health. From sourcing the highest quality products, to pharmaceutical grade manufacturing, and comprehensive testing, we create supplements far above industry standards." They even state their chief aim is to, "measurably improve the health of over 1 million people and showcase the power of natural herbs for maintaining good health."

They goal is to offer engaging, easy to use information about the benefits of natural health. They do this by creating top-class wellness services and products that achieve remarkable results along with providing high quality customer experience. Ultimately, they also want to create a larger health community containing all its members and empowering them to achieve better health. The creators of the BioFit probiotic go on to add, "Nature's Formulas cares deeply about where our ingredients come from. We partner only with suppliers whose practices emphasize quality, science, and responsibility. Better ingredients means better potency, absorption, and digestibility and ultimately better health."

They also drive home the point that BioFit probiotic pills are tested for Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, Heavy Metals, E. coli, Salmonella, Yeast, Mold, Microorganisms, Coliforms, Residual Solvents, Pesticide Residues, Benzipyrene, Organoleptic, and Acrylamides. This should give customers peace of mind in that the BioFit weight loss formula is pure, safe and allergy-free due to the pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing standards they adhere to. They are very transparent in sharing how they have also passed every FDA inspection without issuance of and FDA form 483 because they are in compliance with current GMP standards, made in an NSF certified facility and go through the in-house testing as well as third party testing to ensure quality as a priority. They even go the extra mile in using BPA-free plastic bottling (otherwise could result in serious endocrine disruption) so it doesn't have a negative net effect on hormonal health which could result in tumors, birth defects and other possible development disorders.

BioFit Probiotic FAQs

Here are some of the common questions that most consumers have about BioFit:

Does BioFit cause side effects?

Nature’s Formulas has listed on its website that the BioFit supplement is made with safe and natural ingredients. They made this probiotic product with safety in mind, and it has undergone independent testing for purity, quality and safety by third party firms. Nevertheless, it is recommended to consult a doctor before you start taking any supplements, especially if you are also taking other prescription medications. Furthermore, nursing mothers and pregnant women should also discuss with physicians about taking this supplement.

How long should you take BioFit?

You should take one pill daily for at least six months to see good results. Sticking to that easy to follow schedule will give the probiotics enough space and time to work their magic on your gut.

How should you store BioFit?

BioFit clients are advised to store this supplement in its container in a cool and dry place. Although exposing these pills to moisture may make them a bit harder, Nature’s Formulas says that even moisture cannot affect the integrity and quality of this product.

How long does each bottle of BioFit last?

A bottle of BioFit comes with 30 pills to last you one month or 30 days. The recommended option for those interested in buying is the three months’ supply as it addresses severe gut issues and is convenient to use.

Does BioFit have an expiry date?

BioFit capsules are only valid for the first two years after the packaging date. You can easily see the expiry date prominently displayed on the bottle. If you can’t see that date on your order, you should contact customer service immediately.

Is BioFit vegan-friendly?

BioFit is made using water and hypromellose. These two ingredients are vegan-friendly.

How long does it take to get your BioFit order?

After placing your order on the Nature’s Formulas website, the company processes and ships your BioFit supplements within three or two days. You can expect to receive your order within five or seven business days. Nevertheless, BioFit availability is limited to Canada and U.S. clients only. Therefore, if you live outside these two regions then you won’t be able to get BioFit.

BioFit Scam Risks: Is It Legit or Worth Your Money?

There are so many fake reviews on BioFit online it is almost disgusting to see. Between all of the shameful lies, deceptive marketing tactics and outright vanilla flavored fluff pieces about Nature's Formulas probiotic weight loss supplement, it is easy to dismiss this one of a kind product and label BioFit a scam. But there are a few important distinctions that need to take place in order to understand the difference between fake BioFit scams and real BioFit probiotic customer reviews and success stories.

First off, there are legitimate safety concerns that all BioFit users should be fully aware of as it is truly a buyer beware market for those interested in buying the number one weight loss probiotic formula on the market. Between the rock solid money back guarantee of a staggering six month timeframe from the original purchase date, to ONLY being able to order BioFit from the official website in GoBioFit.com, it is fairly easy not to fall victim to any of the BioFit scams setup online to dupe consumers and trick them into becoming a customer by buying fraudulent pills that are not tested for quality, purity or potency like the Nature's Formulas team does with their flagship supplement in BioFit.

It is actually quite easy to redeem the BioFit money back guarantee within the 180-day window that puts the entire onus on the weight loss formula to yield results or simply request a hassle-free refund making today's purchase at zero risk assuming ordering directly from the company's website. Every BioFit order done through GoBioFit.com will use Clickbank as the merchant, a multi-decade, well-respected and customer-centric platform that really allows every consumer peace of mind and complete confidence in becoming a BioFit customer today. In fact, here is just how easy it is to request a no questions asked refund assusming the product does not produce the desired outcome or noticeable results one was hoping to get when ordering today.

After reviewing how to get BioFit absolutely risk-free, let's wrap up the probiotic weight loss review and settle the debate on whether or not the BioFit scam complaints are real or they are just another promotional tactic marketers are using as clickbait headlines.

Getting a BioFit refund

Every purchase of BioFit will take place through ClickBank and are guaranteed to be eligible for a complete refund in case you are not satisfied with the product. To claim a refund on your BioFit purchase, just follow the steps listed below:

By the way, you can always cross-check your purchases on ClickBank by verifying them on your bank statement (any purchase through ClickBank marketplace will show as "CLKBANK*COM" on your account statement).

Steps 1 – First visit the ClickBank customer service site at Clickbank.com.

Step 2 – Click on the Look Up Your Order option button where you will start to enter your BioFit order details received in an email once purchased.

Step 3 - Input two fields to identify your order that come with every order of BioFit via Clickbank. These could be your email address, zip code, order number, or the last four digits of your payment mode. Key in the right details in the corresponding fields.

Step 4 - Select the Go icon. As soon as you do this you will get a confirmation code on your registered email address with ClickBank. This should be the same email id that you have used to place the BioFit order.

Step 5 - Enter the code in the right field.

Step 6 - Click on the Go icon.

Step 7 - Click on the Get Support icon.

Step 8 - Select the radial button with the Refund Request option. ClickBank usually has a 60 days refund period on most of its products, but BioFit goes above and beyond with an incredible 180-day unconditional money back guarantee that really shows the confidence they have in this unique probiotic weight loss formula. You will not be able to see any refund option if the 180-day time period has passed. However, if for some reason you have waited past the six month timeframe, you may then contact the vendor directly to claim the refund and the Nature's Formulas team will work directly with you on sorting the matter out.

Step 9 - Select the reason for the refund (to help them better understand what went wrong but will not influence the outcome of getting your money back as promised). You can choose the option from the dropdown menu. If you need to express any other concerns then you are free to do so in the field marked Additional Comments.

Step 10 – Cross-check to see if you have inputted all the necessary details and then click on the Send button. The return usually takes one business day to get processed. However, for any physical item delivered to you through ClickBank, you might need to wait up to at least 19 days for the refund.

And that is literally it. They make it so simple. There are no hidden fees, no sneaky language tactics or obstacles to worry about upfront at all. The Nature's Formulas team led by Chrissie Miller has been in the natural supplement industry for well over two decades now and knows that without a customer centric approach first and foremost they would not have lasted this long. And that is why they have not released or formulated a product with effective ingredients as they do not want to waste your money or their time and only put together quality supplements that work with cutting edge scientific research and ample amounts of medical backing to support the claims shared in the official presentation.

So now that you know how to get a refund should BioFit probiotic not work for you, let's cycle back and answer the question head on about whether or not BioFit scam risks persist or if this truly is a revolutionary formula that burns fat, optimizes digestion and gives the body's gut biohm exactly what it needs to start losing weight efficiently and naturally.

Verdict

BioFit is highly unique because it promises weight loss without limiting the user’s diets or workout routines. You can continue eating whatever foods you want while taking BioFit and still lose huge amounts of fat. The weight melts off your body efficiently since this supplement improves the amount of good bacteria in your body.

Just like Nature's Formulas official website for BioFit says, "A healthy gut is then the secret weapon in your battle for good health." The short and shocking video by Chrissie Miller about the BioFit probiotic benefits explains all of this in very compelling, entertaining and detailed ways that make perfect sense as to why these seven probiotic strains are a must-have addition to your daily health regimen.

Even though the price seems higher compared to similar probiotic supplements, BioFit has proven to be especially more effective than competing products. Most people love BioFit after trying it out, especially those who have suffered from the multiple restrictive fad diets and other highly limiting eating routines. BioFit claims to give clients that perfect body within a few months thanks to its range of highly helpful probiotic strains. Nevertheless, if you want to augment the BioFit results, it is worth switching to a much healthier nutrition and staying active alongside taking your BioFit supplement.

Finally, BioFit also gives users 180 days to try out the product without any risk. Your funds are secured with this long refund policy that puts the spotlight on BioFit to produce the necessary weight improving effects. You can receive your refund if the product did not deliver on its promises within the first 6 months. Overall, this probiotic supplements guarantees users get better digestive health and weight loss by balancing gut bacteria.

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Exxon Mobil Corp. is paradigmatic of the trend, after its humiliating defeat at the hands of a tiny activist elbowing itself onto the board.The dramatic events in the industry last week only add to what is emerging as an opportunity for the producers of OPEC+, giving the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and Russia more room for maneuver to bring back their own production. As non-OPEC output fails to rebound as fast as many expected -- or feared based on past experience -- the cartel is likely to continue adding more supply when it meets on June 1.‘Criminalization’Shareholders are asking Exxon to drill less and focus on returning money to investors. “They have been throwing money down the drill hole like crazy,” Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer for CalSTRS. “We really saw that company just heading down the hole, not surviving into the future, unless they change and adapt. And now they have to.”Exxon is unlikely to be alone. Royal Dutch Shell Plc lost a landmark legal battle last week when a Dutch court told it to cut emissions significantly by 2030 -- something that would require less oil production. Many in the industry fear a wave of lawsuits elsewhere, with western oil majors more immediate targets than the state-owned oil companies that make up much of OPEC production.“We see a shift from stigmatization toward criminalization of investing in higher oil production,” said Bob McNally, president of consultant Rapidan Energy Group and a former White House official.While it’s true that non-OPEC+ output is creeping back from the crash of 2020 -- and the ultra-depressed levels of April and May last year -- it’s far from a full recovery. Overall, non-OPEC+ output will grow this year by 620,000 barrels a day, less than half the 1.3 million barrels a day it fell in 2020. The supply growth forecast through the rest of this year “comes nowhere close to matching” the expected increase in demand, according to the International Energy Agency.Beyond 2021, oil output is likely to rise in a handful of nations, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada and new oil-producer Guyana. But production will decline elsewhere, from the U.K. to Colombia, Malaysia and Argentina.As non-OPEC+ production increases less than global oil demand, the cartel will be in control of the market, executives and traders said. It’s a major break with the past, when oil companies responded to higher prices by rushing to invest again, boosting non-OPEC output and leaving the ministers led by Saudi Arabia’s Abdulaziz bin Salman with a much more difficult balancing act.Drilling DownSo far, the lack of non-OPEC+ oil production growth isn’t registering much in the market. After all, the coronavirus pandemic continues to constrain global oil demand. It may be more noticeable later this year and into 2022. By then, vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 are likely to be bearing fruit, and the world will need more oil. The expected return of Iran into the market will provide some of that, but there will likely be a need for more.When that happens, it will be largely up to OPEC to plug the gap. One signal of how the recovery will be different this time is the U.S. drilling count: It is gradually increasing, but the recovery is slower than it was after the last big oil price crash in 2008-09. Shale companies are sticking to their commitment to return more money to shareholders via dividends. While before the pandemic shale companies re-used 70-90% of their cash flow into further drilling, they are now keeping that metric at around 50%.The result is that U.S. crude production has flat-lined at around 11 million barrels a day since July 2020. Outside the U.S. and Canada, the outlook is even more somber: at the end of April, the ex-North America oil rig count stood at 523, lower than it was a year ago, and nearly 40% below the same month two years earlier, according to data from Baker Hughes Co.When Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz predicted earlier this year that “‘drill, baby, drill’ is gone for ever,” it sounded like a bold call. As ministers meet this week, they may dare to hope he’s right.More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

Vietnam's Pandemic Surge Trigger Supply Chain Concerns for Apple, Samsung: Reuters

The pandemic resurgence has compromised Vietnam’s factory production locations that house Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (OTC: SSNLF) suppliers, Reuters reports. Over 3,000 people have contracted the virus in 30 of its 63 cities and provinces since late April. Four business sources acknowledged operational hit following lockdown, which triggered supply chain disruption concerns. One Apple supplier had temporarily divided its workforce over two shifts. Vietnam had begun vaccinating workers in the two most affected provinces Bac Ninh and Bac Giang, based on the health ministry statement. Bac Ninh is responsible for significant Samsung operations and imposed a curfew and other travel restrictions. Vietnam accounts for 50% of Samsung’s global phone and tablet production. Last week, Vietnam’s government advised Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces to drive efforts to prevent an industrial production disruption. LG Electronics Inc (OTC: LGEIY), Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (OTC: FXCOF), and Luxshare have operations or supply chain companies in the area. A Xiaomi Corp (OTC: XIACF), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd, and Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp, Ltd supplier’s workers were living and working within the industrial zones in Bac Ninh. The government planned to gradually reopen four industrial parks closed a week earlier due to the pandemic. Some of the lower-tier South Korean suppliers were also struggling. Price action: AAPL shares traded lower by 0.19% at $125.04 on the last check Friday. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaNew Bill To Impose Counterfeit Goods Sale Liability On Amazon, eBay: BloombergElastic's Osquery Host Management Integration Now Addresses Cyber Threats© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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IATA chief pours cold water on Airbus output increase

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) -The airline industry's most senior representative on Friday cast doubt on plans by Europe's Airbus for sharp increases in jetliner production, saying they appeared overly optimistic. Willie Walsh, director general of the International Air Transport Association, voiced scepticism a day after Airbus published proposals to almost double single-aisle production to as high as 75 jets a month by 2025. "Let's wait and see, because obviously there is a huge disconnect between what the manufacturers say they're going to produce and what the airlines decide to buy," he told Reuters.



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