Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FRA agrees that Brazil Regulations could boost Agricultural investment

Business Monitor International (BMI) has predicted that investment in forestry and agriculture in the Amazon region will be boosted as a result of the new forestry regulations giving people more control over land rights.

Bainbridge Island, WA, July 05, 2012 - Business Monitor International (BMI) has predicted that investment in forestry and agriculture in the Amazon region will be boosted as a result of the new forestry regulations giving people more control over land rights.

Brazil is one of the largest producers of soybeans and cattle in the world and the controversial new rights handed to land owners will make these areas of agriculture more attractive as investment options. This is according to international researchers at BMI whose view is also backed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA), a research and analysis consultancy specializing in forestry investment.

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, said, ”These new regulations have come at a time when the demand for beef and soy are growing in emerging markets. The regulations mean that more land could be given over to these agricultural activities, which is bound to attract more investment in to the region.”

However, FRA is keen to promote a more sustainable option of investing in non-native forestry plantations in the Amazon region. These plantations, run by firms like Greenwood Management, involve focusing on fast-growing species that are not native to the region. As a result, timber products from these species are more sustainable alternative to the wood from the natural rainforests, which are vulnerable.

“Managing forestry sustainably is something we support,” claimed Mr Collins, who added, “Investing in these plantations, investors can cash in on the growth in demand for raw materials from emerging markets without contributing to the degradation of the region’s rainforests."

There has recently been pressure on Brazilian pressure Dilma Rousseff to veto some of the new provisions, which could lead to a reducing in the farmers’ ability to expand the amount of land given over to agriculture. There continues to be people in favor of the new regulations and those against, the latter of which claim that the regulations will undo all the good work that has been done to reduce deforestation.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Toenail Fungus - Summer is synonymous with open-toe sandal season

For many people suffering from embarrassing and unsightly fungal nail infections, there is now hope.

Manhasset, NY, July 04, 2012 - Summer is synonymous with open-toe sandal season! It’s time to break out your sandals from the closet and show off your feet! For many people suffering from embarrassing and unsightly fungal nail infections, there is now hope. Thickened, yellow, hard to cut nails can now be a thing of the past! Fungal nail infections can be successfully treated at New York Laser Aesthetics Group through a cutting edge, FDA-approved procedure called the Q-Clear Foot Laser. This breakthrough treatment will give you your confidence back to show off your hands and feet this summer.

New York Laser Aesthetics Group is conveniently located in Manhasset, New York, a short drive from Port Washington, Garden City, Jericho, Syosset and Woodbury. They offer unparalleled expertise in nail fungus (onycomycosis) removal, with a trained and experienced staff ready to diagnose and treat your nail fungus infections with proper care, understanding, efficiency and effectiveness. The staff at New York Laser Aesthetics Group understands how embarrassing and detrimental a fungal nail infection can be, and are happy to treat you in their discreet, welcoming clinic. Appointments are available at your convenience, with most treatments quick enough to be completed during your lunch hour. Saturday appointments are also available.

Nail fungus is very common and affects about 15% of the US population. Until recently, the most effective treatment available for the millions of sufferers out there was a type of prescription pill that could potentially cause liver toxicity, and therefore required periodic blood tests. Luckily, as a result of years of research, the Q-clear foot laser was developed. This technology has only recently been made available to the public. The laser treatment is safe, painless and fast, and has been proven effective at eliminating fungus from fingernails and toenails.

The vast majority of patients see a significant improvement in their nails, and many see their nails return to being healthy and clear. The time needed for invisible improvement depends on the area being treated—a big toenail will replace itself in 12 to 18 months, and a lesser toenail will do so in 9 to 12 months. Healthy new growth will be visible in 4 to 5 months. The laser treatment will not cause your toenails to discolor or fall off.

There is no need to worry about the safety of the Q-clear Foot Laser. There have been NO adverse reactions, injuries, disabilities or known side effects associated with this laser treatment. Compared with the risks of taking the oral medications available today for treating toenail fungus, the laser is virtually risk-free. Prescriptions posing serious health risks to the liver and kidneys can be very dangerous, and do not always clear the problem entirely.

The Q-clear Foot Laser treatment does not harm you in any way. You will be able to put on your shoes and walk out of the of?ce just as well as you walked in. You can wear shoes immediately following, and pedicures are not prohibited after the laser treatment.

While laser treatment is considered aesthetic and therefore is not covered by insurance plans, treatment is affordable. The cost for many patients is LESS than what they have paid for expensive prescriptions they have tried in the past, often without success. Having the peace of mind that you can show off your hands and feet all summer with confidence is worth it!

Make this summer special—wear those sandals that you’ve been avoiding! New York Laser Aesthetics Group will be happy to speak with you about the Q-clear Foot Laser and your treatment options for fungal nail infections. Please call them today to schedule a free consultation and to learn about any upcoming promotions. You may contact them at 516-627-7777 or through their website at

Ofra Amy Grinbaum
New York Laser Aesthetics Americana at Manhasset
2110 Northern Blvd. (Suite. 202)
Manhasset, NY 11030