BOSTON -- Converted Organics Inc. announces that TerraSphere Systems, LLC has received positive test results on tissue samples from its first crop of Vertically Farmed Parris Island Romaine lettuce. The tests were conducted by Maxxam Analytics, Canada's leading and largest independent analytical laboratory services company, whose testing results are recognized by several Canadian government agencies.

Mark Gildea, TerraSphere's President, commented, "We tested for over 300 pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals and the test results showed no detectable amounts of these substances. These positive results set the stage for our next phase of growth which begins with shipping our lettuce to Choices Market, British Columbia's leading gourmet and organic food grocer."

These results are not surprising to Nick Brusatore, inventor of TerraSphere's technology, who said, "Maxxam's testing methods and results are trusted and relied upon throughout Canada. These outstanding test results that show that TerraSphere's lettuce is pure and contains no chemicals. This validation from such a highly respected laboratory substantiates TerraSphere's ability to produce all-natural, organic fruits and vegetables."

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 Sept. 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.

SOURCE: Converted Organics.