AgTech Water

LTI (Liquid Technology International) Water Treatment Technology

LTI Water Enhancement Technology (LIWET) is the technology which changes the structure of water and enhances its function and benefits to the livings on the globe. LIWET can be applied to any type of water including city water, well water, river and lake water, and even sea water in which each of those applications there could be some outstandingly good effects. 

LIWET simply requires the consistent agitation of the sufficient amount of the specific ceramic beads made from 100% natural ores and the high standard of the stainless steel unit. 

The basic mechanism of LIWET is

  1. to make water particle tiny (much smaller),
  2. deionize the minerals in water and absorb impurities or substance in water which is positively charged and
  3. provide the positive charge to water ( cationize water ).

Prior to the use of LIWET water, my crop was salt and nitrogen burnt with sparse development. The use of LIWET Water has reduced the nitrate and sodium levels to significantly more manageable ranges and the proof is evident in the health of my crop. I highly recommend the LIWET Unit to the Dairyman and Farmer to help manage toxic levels of salts, hard minerals and nitrates. As well as a better value in the feed and rations we feed our cows. I have seen nothing but improvements since using the treated water. 

Carl Souza, Owner, White River Dairy, Stratford, CA 

LTIs significantly high CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity) of the ceramic beads which is created by the constant agitation of our ceramic beads, causes a thermoelectric current that creates a positive charge to the water. CEC ( Cation Exchange Capacity ) of LTI’s ceramic beads is 100~150 meq/100g which is far more than other ceramic beads. CEC of other ceramic beads are mostly less than 50meq/100g. This water activation results in the following effect:

  1. Surface tension of water is significantly reduced so that water have the stronger cleansing effect and water can be absorbed very easily by human, animals and plants and goes into their cell smoothly.
  2. Water can be free from minerals so that hard water can become remarkably soft water. 
  3. Water have significantly antioxidant effect which can kill germ, bacteria or E.coli and some other toxic substances. 

LIWET water increases the solubility of water; within the animal this allows it to realize more nutritional value from its food as well as increasing the effectiveness of medications and supplements by up to 30%. LIWET Water has unique antibacterial and antioxidant properties; these values would ultimately contribute to better quality meat and longer freshness in packaged meat.

Don E. Bice, Jr.

LITWET is proven to have so many good effects on many applications including the following applications where there are immediate effects:

  1. Humans: Uniquely organized hydrogen activated water for drinking with antioxidation effect. It preserve food stuffs in a sanitarily good condition and prevent such food stuffs from being oxidised. It possesses cleansing effect, so that less detergent materials would be required for washing clothes or dishes and deodorant effect, by spraying LIWET water into the substance having bad odour. It provides nice moisture to human skin.
  2. Livestock: It is proven that LIWET water can provide so many benefits to any and all of livestock including chicken, duck, pig, hog and cattle. It significantly reduces the morality rate (e.g. from 18% to 3% in the case of duck) and shorten the cycle of growth (e.g. from 40 days to 32 days in the case of the duck). Moreover, LIWET water significantly reduce the use of antibiotics and help in weight gain in livestock.
  3. Agriculture (fruits and vegetables): It promotes use of less water (35~50% less), less fertiliser (40~60% less), less pesticide (60~80% less) and results in greater harvest (15~30% up ), greater sugar concentration(15~20% up ) and soil remediation (increase of major fertiliser elements like phosphorous and potassium.
  4. Medical: It is fully proven that LIWET can have significant effects on the dialysis equipment where the longevity of RO membrane can be greatly extended and can save patients from having any toxic materials which could be generated from the dialysis equipment when RO membrane is used. It is expected that LIWET can be applied to any other medical field due to its strong antioxidation effects. 
  5. Industrial: LIWET can remove scale or slime in water very efficiently so that it can save the cost of chemicals to clean up the cooling tower. The use of LIWET can also extend the longevity of the pipes since LIWET can remove scale and slime, and can restrain rust from building up. 

 In my nearly 25 years as a consulting agronomist, I have never seen one product that affects so many areas of the growing process. The conclusions are a demonstration of its benefits to soil development, reduction of chemical input, improved plant health, higher yields, more efficient water use and, therefore, lower costs and higher ROI. In an era of shrinking margins, rising water and fertilizer costs and increased sensitivity to wise stewardship of those resources, this product addresses most concerns in a cost effective and environmentally beneficial manner. 

Paraiso Organics Inc., Sugar Loaf Canyon

The above-mentioned effects have been dully proved at least in the following institutions: Plant Science Inc., Pacific Ag research, University of California/ School of Davis, Fresno University ( USA ) Miyazaki University, Kochi University ( Japan ).

This article is contributed by Mr. Ted Nishi, Chairman, LTI (Liquid Technology International)

AgTech Food Loss/Waste

World Changing Ideas 2020 included Full Harvest and Food Rescue Hero

Full Harvest is the winner of the food category in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards. It’s a B2B company, with a tech platform that allows buyers—online retailers, cafes and juice bars, and sellers—farmers—to connect over the imperfect foods that are “surplus” or “ugly”. Full Harvest’s method has increased some farms’ yields by up to 30%, and their profit per acre by up to 12%.

According to the EPA’s estimates, every year, 20 billion pounds of produce goes to waste because of cosmetic reasons, while 41 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger.

Food Rescue Hero is the winner of the apps category in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards. It’s the app that facilitates the process of connecting food to the people who need it. Its work has been powered by volunteers, who deliver food from restaurants and grocery stores to various charities and NGOs that serve people facing food insecurity, operating on the principle that everyone has a right to healthy food.

Agriculture Food Security Regenerative Agriculture

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

“Regenerative Agriculture” describes farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity – resulting in both carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle. It involves, incorporating permaculture and organic farming practices, including conservation tillage, cover crops, crop rotation, composting, mobile animal shelters and pasture cropping, to increase food production, farmers’ income and especially, topsoil.

Only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation continues. About a third of the world’s soil has already been degraded and causes of soil destruction include chemical-heavy farming techniques and deforestation. Generating three centimeters of top soil takes about a 1,000 years.

The loss of the world’s fertile soil and biodiversity, along with the loss of indigenous seeds and knowledge, pose a mortal threat to our future survival. Without protecting and regenerating the soil on our 4 billion acres of cultivated farmland, 8 billion acres of pastureland, and 10 billion acres of forest land, it will be impossible to feed the world. Allan Savory gave a TED talk on fighting desertification and reversing climate change in 2013.


Save more, spend less to be shoppers’ new mantra

Shoppers are likely to cut back sharply on discretionary spending after the lockdown, sacrificing outings to malls, restaurants, and salons to save up for immediate needs such as health and hygiene products. The online survey was conducted by Nielsen between 10 April and 14 April among 1,330 people in 23 cities. The findings indicate that the future is tilting toward home-cooked meals rather than eating out. Hygiene has become a big issue with increased awareness and is likely to remain the trend once the pandemic is over. Even if normalcy returns and the lockdown is relaxed, people will not be comfortable in crowded places, including airlines, restaurants, clubs, and metros. The importance of preventive healthcare will grow in consumer priorities because of the covid-19 pandemic. E-commerce has seen exponential growth and this will continue. However, after the coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing lockdown, kirana stores have made a comeback.

Read more at LiveMint


Half Your Plate

Ever thought, “Gee, I should eat more veggies, but I have no time!,” or “I have no clue how to cook a squash, I’ll just stick with salad” ? Then Half Your Plate was developed for you! Half Your Plate is a healthy living alternative empowering Canadians of all ages to more eat fruits and veggies to improve their health while providing simple and practical ways to add a variety of produce to every meal and snack. The campaign emphasizes how fun, practical and easy it is to prepare a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks at home, at school, at work, eating out or on the go!

Read more at CPMA