A&L Biological Inc. Appoints Project Manager on Novel Crop Nutrition Product Development

Steve Warren joins A&L Biological as Project Manager to help develop bio-based fertilizers with the Aspire Food Group LONDON, ONTARIO –– May 18, 2021 –– A&L Biological Inc. (“A&L Biologicals”), a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., has announced that Steve Warren will join the company to assume the role of Project Manager for the Aspire Food Group (“Aspire”) project to develop bio- based fertilizers. Formed in 2008, A&L Biological Inc. has invested over a decade researching the soil microbiome and identifying microbial and viral-based isolates for both bio-stimulant and bio-control properties. A&L announced on February 18, 2021, the collaboration with Aspire to research and develop products from cricket frass, a by-product of the Aspire’s state-of-the-art cricket production and processing facility in London, Ontario. Frass contains a wide range of nutrients ‘in readily-available form' that are necessary for plant development and soil health. (News Release: https://www.albiologicals.com/post/a-l-biological-partners-with-aspire-food-group-to-research-and-develop-bio-based-fertilizers).

Mr. Warren brings over 30 years of experience managing commercial R&D projects in fertilizer production for the agriculture and horticulture markets globally. Steve brings broad experience in operations and strong technical knowledge in the area of fertilizer product development. He has worked with and consulted for a wide range of companies on product development, sales, field trials, regulatory and product commercialization. “I look forward to partnering with the Aspire Food Group on this project,” said Warren. “I like their innovative approach and am impressed with the team and research at A&L. I look forward to using my experience to help make the frass project a success.” “We are very pleased to welcome Steve to the team,” said Nevin McDougall, President and Chief Commercial Officer for A&L Canada Laboratories. “His proven experience and broad capabilities strengthen both our commercialization and R&D team in support of our project with Aspire Food Group.” About A&L Biological Inc. A&L Biological Inc. is a Research and Discovery company focused on bringing practical bio-based solutions to the agricultural industry. Our efforts focus on improving crop productivity through better understanding of soil microbiome relationships, soil health and development of biological based crop solutions. Our unique approach, services and solutions are the result of over 3 decades of commercial and research experience working with soils and crops in both North American and international markets. Our team of scientists develop their ideas in our labs, on farms, and in the marketplace. Visit the A&L Biological Inc. website at www.albiologicals.com. About A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. We are an innovative, research driven technology company focused on sustainable development. Through leading expertise, modern laboratory facilities and strong customer focus, A&L serves a wide range of industries including Agriculture, Environmental, Food & Pharma -- globally. In Agriculture, A&L provides comprehensive analytical services for soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, and water. A&L’s services also include production recommendations, remote sensing and precision agriculture capabilities. A&L Biological Inc. focuses on research and development of biological compounds for use in agricultural production systems. The A&L Environmental division provides organic and inorganic chemistry and general chemistry using state of the art technology and methodology. For Food & Pharma, A&L provides analytical services for plant tissue, water, media and finished product. A&L’s services also include disease diagnostics, genetic analysis, production recommendations, and Plant Monitoring Program. The company operates three world class analytical laboratories serving clients throughout Canada, the U.S. and Internationally. Visit our website at www.alcanada.com. # # # Media Contacts:


Rob Field Business Development Manager A&L Biological Inc. rfield@alcanada.com www.albiologicals.com

Nevin McDougall President A&L Canada Laboratories nmcdougall@alcanada.com www.alcanada.com