BOSTON, Aug 2, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Converted Organics (Nasdaq:COIN) announces that Georges Laraque, a twelve year NHL Hockey star, has chosen to leave the world of professional hockey to join TerraSphere Systems, LLC as a Spokesman, and will help the company tackle the challenges of world hunger. Laraque, whose parents were born in Haiti, will focus on introducing TerraSphere's advanced, clean-technology growing systems to Haiti and to help the nation become a central hub for large scale fresh vegetable production in the Caribbean.
"I decided to leave the NHL and the world of hockey to join TerraSphere because I want to make a difference in the world, and also be remembered for my contribution off the ice," stated Laraque. "As a new deputy leader for the Green Party, I see TerraSphere as the truest form of self-sustaining economic development. Also, as a spokesperson for PETA and an advocate for the vegan diet, TerraSphere's mission to provide fresh, organic produce to urban and rural communities worldwide is in alignment with my beliefs and values."
Nick Brustore, inventor and co-founder of TerraSphere Systems, added, "It's an honor to work with such a dynamic individual such as Georges; he shares the same level of passion for humanity and I'm ecstatic that he recognizes the positive impact TerraSphere will have by increasing food security to the world."
About TerraSphere Systems, LLC
TerraSphere Systems (www.terraspheresystems.com) is dedicated to building highly efficient systems for growing organic fruits and vegetables in a controlled indoor environment. TerraSphere's clean technology helps to promote the sustainable consumption of natural resources by accelerating plant production and maximizing crop yields, while improving environmental footprints through the reduction of carbon emissions and fuel use associated with traditional crop production and distribution. TerraSphere's unique, environmentally and socially-responsible business model helps to facilitate job creation and diverse, community-based workforces. TerraSphere believes its technology can potentially revolutionize access to organic produce for both remote and urban communities, alleviate land management issues for agricultural producers, and ease hunger crises for the world's growing population.
About Converted Organics Inc.
Converted Organics (Nasdaq:COIN) (www.convertedorganics.com) is dedicated to producing high-quality, all-natural, organic soil amendment and fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The Company uses its proprietary High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC) system, a proven, state-of-the-art microbial digestion technology, to process various biodegradable food wastes into dry pellet and liquid concentrate organic fertilizers that help grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics sells and distributes its environmentally-friendly fertilizer products in the retail, professional turf management, and agribusiness markets.
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