MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2014) - Affinor Growers (CSE:AFI)(FRANKFURT:1AF)(PINKSHEETS:RSSFF) ("Affinor" or the "Corporation) Affinor is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Riseman, Ph.D. an influential UBC Senator and Associate Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics to its advisory board.
Dr. Riseman is in the Applied Biology Program within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC. His areas of expertise include plant breeding, genetics, cultivar development, agroecology, organic production, sustainable production systems, and horticultural and agricultural technologies.
Dr. Riseman is also the Academic Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) and the co-chair of the CSFS Steering Committee. He earned his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and has strong interests in Community Based Action Research (CBAR) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Nick Brusatore, Chairman of Affinor, comment: "We are honoured to have Dr. Riseman bring his expertise to expand Affinor's mission of improving worldwide food security".
Dr. Riseman is passionate about understanding the role of plant genetics in the design of sustainable production systems, identifying relevant traits useful in these systems, combining them within superior germplasm, and integrating this germplasm into an optimized system. He is a trusted authority on plant breeding, intercrop interactions, nutrient use efficiency, root physiology, biotic and abiotic stressor resistance, and edaphic selection. The Company has granted to Dr. Riseman one hundred thousand incentive stock options to purchase common shares. The options are exercisable on or before May 30, 2019 at an exercise price of $0.73 per share.
About Affinor Growers Inc.
Affinor Growers is a diversified publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ("AFI"). Affinor is focused on growing high quality crops such as romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries and high quality medical Marijuana. Affinor is committed to becoming a pre-eminent grower, using exclusive vertical farming techniques.
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