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Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) Senior VP for Latin America, Diego Ibañez (Center), receives the Best Biotech Startup Company of the Year Award from the World BioProtection Forum. This prestigious Award, determined by a panel of 20 distinguished agricultural scientists and senior executives, recognized BSI's development and successful commercialization of Quillibrium botanical-based biofungicide, which is currently used for the protection of fruits & vegetable crops in Chile, Peru, with plans for 2022 - 23 rollouts in Mexico and the USA, respectively. Quillibrium is extracted from the Quillaja saponaria tree which grows in Chile. While Chilean deforestation law protects these trees from being cut down, BSI has innovated and patented an innovative method for growing these trees in their labs and then extracting the active ingredients while the Quillaja saponaria plants are in vitro ... baby trees. BSI's unique method of product development is creating a powerful new product pipeline. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Jack Elliott inspects his 2017 Dodge Friday, May 20, 2022 in Gaylord, Mich., after a red pine crushed the vehicle during a tornado. A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring at least 23 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines. (AP Photo/John Russell)

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This May 18, 2022 image shows tiny ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, aspen and other conifer seedlings at a greenhouse in Santa Fe, N.M. Tens of thousands of the seedlings and an invaluable seed bank recently were evacuated from New Mexico State University's Forestry Research Center in the mountain community of Mora as the largest wildfire burning in the U.S. approached the facility. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)