updated 9/9/2010 1:15:41 PM ET 2010-09-09T17:15:41

BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) today announced that CEO Edward J. Gildea was among eight "green" executives selected to present at the Agriculture 2.0 Global Investments Conference on September 14, 2010 in New York City. Mr. Gildea will discuss Converted Organics' proprietary agricultural technology and TerraSphere's vertical farming systems on the Agriculture 2.0 Investment Opportunities panel at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Converted Organics will also have an information display table at the event.

Agriculture 2.0 is produced by NewSeed Advisors, an integrated investment banking and management consulting practice that brings together sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs and investors. The September conference is NewSeed's third in a series of events focused on the nuances of investing in sustainable agriculture on a global scale.

"The success of the Ag 2.0 Conference series speaks to the increasing investor awareness of the significant growth potential of the sustainable agriculture industry," said Ed Gildea, Converted Organics' President and CEO. "We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the eight companies to present on the investing panel and look forward to introducing green-focused investors to the compelling Converted Organics story, as well as TerraSphere's vertical farming technology."

On July 6, 2010, Converted Organics Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire TerraSphere. This acquisition is expected to close in September 2010, pending approval of Converted Organics' Shareholders on September 16, 2010. The transaction is expected to make a significant positive impact to the combined company and strengthen the collective market-strength of Converted Organics.

The Company has scheduled a Special Meeting of Shareholders for September 16, 2010 to vote on the proposed acquisition, and encourages all Shareholders to vote their shares prior to the meeting date. If you are a Shareholder and wish to vote, but have not received or are no longer in possession of proxy materials, please contact your broker and ask for your control number. Upon receipt of the control number, please visit www.proxyvote.com to vote your shares.

Additional information on the conference is available at http://agriculture20.com/.

About Converted Organics Inc.

Converted Organics Inc. (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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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 Agriculture 2.0 and NewSeed Advisors

NewSeed Advisors was formed a year ago, and the firm advises wealthy individual investors on sustainable agriculture deals and is considering raising its own investment fund. Through the Ag 2.0 conferences, NewSeed Advisors aims to catalyze the growth of sustainable agriculture by connecting investors with entrepreneurs poised to have a game-changing effect on the current agricultural system. By working exclusively with people and companies that share our sense of integrity, rigorous forethought, and concern for the global food system, NewSeed and Agriculture 2.0 are helping to form the critical mass that will transition our food system to one with a more enduring, healthful, equitable nature.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans and objectives. In some cases, you may identify forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "should," "plan," "intend," "potential," "continue," "believe," "expect," "predict," "anticipate" and "estimate," the negative of these words or other comparable words. Forward-looking statements include, the TerraSphere transaction being in the long-term interest of the Company and that TerraSphere will make significant contributions to the combined company going forward. These statements are only predictions. One should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are qualified by their terms and/or important factors, many of which are outside the Company's control, involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from the statements made. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future performance, taking into account information currently available to the Company. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, including those events and factors described in the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K, as updated in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed since the annual report, not all of which are known to the Company. Neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these statements. The Company will update the information in this press release only to the extent required under applicable securities laws. If a change occurs, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in the aforementioned forward-looking statements.


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