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Breakthrough Composting Technology: Ready for Prime Time
25-Jan-2016

California Safe Soil’s moves towards sustainable agriculture are becoming a main staple in McClellan Park in Spring 2016 with a new facility for H2H fertilizer and livestock feed production. The plant looks to bring the area to the forefront of the “Farm to Fork” movement with ..

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The CSS Method For Converting Foodwaste Is Pathogen-Free, Enhances Agricultural Sustainability
15-Jan-2016

California Safe Soil’s moves towards sustainable agriculture are becoming a main staple in McClellan Park in Spring 2016 with a new facility for H2H fertilizer and livestock feed production. The plant looks to bring the area to the forefront of the “Farm to Fork” movement with ..

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Western Growers: CSS Pioneers Uses for Both Farm and Environmental Benefits
11-Jan-2016

This article by Jeff Janas of Western Growers Magazine does a good job of describing the reasons that our founder established CSS, the great benefits of CSS technology on the environment and our food supply, and the future of our food industry. CSS is on the leading edge of a world that is final..

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Western Growers Center For Innovation & Technology Opens- Cal Safe Soil Among the First Six Tenants
14-Dec-2015

California Safe Soil is pleased to be one of the first six tenants in the Western Growers Center For Innovation and Technology. The center aims to be a hub for the accelerated development and rapid deployment of agriculture technology startups. The other five founding tenants are: GeoVisual A..

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Waste Not, Want Not: How to Reduce Food Waste (and Sustainably Feed the World)
04-Nov-2015

A well-written article about reducing food waste on zipcar.com's blog glowingly mentions California Safe Soil. They got a lot right in this article, including our track record of diverting 2.2 million pounds of food waste from landfills, cutting greenhouse gas emissions by ~3.2 million pounds, ..

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CSS Founder Dan Morash On-Air With Rebecca Corral of KCBS San Fransisco
14-Oct-2015

"A typical supermarket throws about 500 lbs of food away each day...". So says Dan Morash, founder of California Safe Soil. In this on-air discussion with Rebecca Corral of KCBS 106.9FM/740AM, Mr. Morash outlines some of the food waste problems we face today along with solutions that include..

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Organic Strawberries- Profitable Yet Still Risky
29-Sep-2015

Organic farming is a great idea for a lot of great reasons, yet most people don't know that "going organic" is something that conventional farmers typically must plan for years in advance. It isn't just the certification that requires thought and effort, it is the farming itself. California Safe..

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Feeding Farms with Supermarket Food Waste
24-Sep-2015

You don’t have to dumpster dive to know that supermarkets send a steady stream of uneaten food to landfills. Once there, the waste does more than smell bad. It also contributes to climate change by emitting methane, a greenhouse gas that is around 30 times more potent than carbon dioxi..

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First-ever National Food Waste Goals Have Been Set
17-Sep-2015

USDA and EPA Join with Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation's First Food Waste Reduction Goals NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg announced the United States' first-..

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Cal Safe Soil In The News: Ag Can't Be More Perfect For Technology Driven Students
10-Sep-2015

California Safe Soil is at the forefront of today's technology-driven green and organic agriculture industry, so we were pleased when the August | September edition of Sactown Magazine wrote extensively about contemporary agriculture, technology and education with a nod to Cal Safe Soil's work i..

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How Fertilizer Made from Food Waste Can Help Drought-Stricken Farms
28-Aug-2015

Using compost and other organic matter to augment the soil is an age-old practice. However, over the last several decades, the U.S. industrial farming system has largely left it behind in favor of chemical-based fertilizers in the search for more efficiency and higher yields. Considering the ste..

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California Safe Soil Maintains GIIRS 5 Star Investor Rating
06-Aug-2015

Investors use B Lab's GIRRS rating as a guide when looking for impact investments.Since 2013, California Safe Soil has proudly maintained the highest possible 5 star GIIRS rating. For more information about California Safe Soil as an investment opportunity, please call 916-539-5458 or use the fo..

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Healthy Soil Stores More Terrestrial Carbon Than Anything On Earth
03-Aug-2015

HEALTHY SOIL STORES MORE TERRESTRIAL CARBON THAN ANYTHING ON EARTH Healthy soils play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing global greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. However, if soils are managed poorly or cultivated ..

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Ag-Tech Competition in Salinas, CA Combines Innovation, Farmers and Technology
22-Jul-2015

Winner of the Forbes Thrive Accelerator Sustainability Award, California Safe Soil (CSS), uses a process that takes unsold food from grocery stores and through heat, enzymatic digestion and pasteurization creates a unique liquid fertilizer. Lorri Koster, CEO of Mann Packing, mentored CSS through..

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CSS Launches a Fundraising Campaign with Agfunder
22-Jul-2015

California Safe Soil is proud to be launching a fundraising campaign with Agfunder. AgFunder is the world’s first equity-based investment platform created specifically to connect investors with world-class agriculture investment opportunities. For Investors, AgFunder provides an online pla..

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Food Waste Based Liquid Fertilizer Increases Yield, Decreases Water Consumption
22-Jul-2015

H2H increases organic matter and in turn, expands the plant root system. Through this expansion, plants are able to retain more water and nitrogen, which decreases the amount of nitrate runoff and water consumption. CSS has performed numerous trials and research with our product, Harvest-to-Harv..

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Growing Technology in the Agricultural World: California Safe Soil Pulls Ahead in the Race for Sustainability
22-Jul-2015

Agriculture technology is a growing field and the Forbes Ag-Tech Summit aimed to discover the entrepreneurial companies that were at the forefront of it. Unique in their processing techniques, California Safe Soil (CSS), lead the sustainability charge with their liquid fertilizer made from unsol..

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Cal Safe Soil Featured at Water Technology Summit
17-Jul-2015

On Friday, July 10, the 2015 Summit on Water Technology and the California Drought was held in Downtown Sacramento in the EPA building. The Summit was sponsored by Imagine H2O and the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), two formidable leaders at the forefront of discovering methods ..

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California Safe Soil Wins at Forbes AgTech Summit
10-Jul-2015

California Safe Soil is proud to announce that from numerous applicants and 10 finalists, we were presented with the Sustainability Award at the Forbes AgTech Summit event on July 9th, 2015 in Salinas, CA through the Thrive Accelerator Program. Through a zero waste, 3-hour process, California Sa..

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Cal Safe Soil Featured on KSBW at the National Steinbeck Center
09-Mar-2015

Finalists in the Thrive Accelerator program got to make “sales pitches on what they believe what will change the face of agriculture in Salinas and worldwide” at the National Steinbeck Center on March 4, 2015. Our own Dan Morash was featured in an interview on the process of making ..

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Monterey County Weekly Talks with CEO Dan Morash on Thrive Accelerator
05-Mar-2015

Monterey County Weekly published an article on the Thrive Accelerator program and the assigned mentor to Dan Morash, Lorrie Koster, Mann Packing Chair/CEO. Her advice to break into the Salinas Valley marketplace for Dan was simple—"Lose the tie." Koster plans to pilot California Safe S..

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Cal Safe Soil Featured on NPR Monterey Bay
27-Feb-2015

Dan Morash discussed the Thrive Accelerator program and California Safe Soil's solution to food waste on NPR for the Monterey Bay Area and what it is providing for supermarkets and growers. Cal Safe Soil is one of 10 startups selected for the Thrive Accelerator program, and if selected, the Thri..

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California Safe Soil Chosen as Startup of the Month by Comstock Magazine
21-Jan-2015

West Sac agtech company turns organic trash into fertile treasure. Daniel Morash doesn’t like to see bad food go to waste. In 2012, Morash and his brother, Dave, spent millions to launch California Safe Soil with one goal in mind: convert leftover organic material from supermarkets int..

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CSS Chosen as Finalist for Thrive Accelerator
12-Dec-2014

California Safe Soil has been chosen as one of the 10 finalists of the Thrive Accelerator program from Silicon Valley Group and Forbes Magazine. The program works with the world's leading agriculture companies and Silicon Valley tech companies to make farming “smart.” The Thrive Acce..

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Patagonia Works 20 Million and Change Invests in CSS
01-Sep-2014

California Safe Soil is proud to announce Patagonia Works as a new investor within their 20 Million and Change program which helps companies that have the same environmentally friendly values that Patagonia holds. Patagonia Works does one thing—use “business to help solve environment..

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2013 - 2014 Almond Trials
02-Jun-2014

Application of H2H had a statistically significant impact on soil organic matter. Soil organic matter increased over 100% in this 1,230 acre Almond Orchard Field Trial.

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Fall 2013 Strawberry Trials
02-Jun-2014

Strawberry Trials in fall of 2013 duplicated spring 2013 results for tray production using comparable methods and different fields and nursery systems. There was significant increase in tray production over the fall growing season.

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Spring 2013 Strawberry Trials
02-Jun-2014

Strawberry Trials in spring of 2013 compared Grower standard strawberry plants to H2H™ and H2H™/Grower's Standard 50:50 showed significant tray production increase per acre over the growing season for two different levels of H2H amendment.

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California Safe Soil Wins Imagine H2O’s “Growth-Stage” Competition
19-May-2014

We are very proud to have been recognized on March 18th by Imagine H2O as winner of their “Growth-Stage” competition category. This competition identifies and rewards firms that offer entrepreneurial solutions to water challenges. Click here (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/imagine-h2o..

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CSS Proprietary Technology
13-May-2014

The patent pending CSS aerobic, enzymatic digestion technology is uniquely different from existing organic composting techniques and alternative digestive processes. First, CSS’s digestive process is 720 times more efficient than composting which typically takes 3 months to complete. By no..

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Fertilizer From Food: H2H™
13-May-2014

We make fertilizer—Harvest-to-Harvest™, or H2H™—from food. Not the old way, through composting—the new way, through digestion with enzymes, in a scientifically controlled environment. Composting takes 3 months. Digestion takes only 3 hours, so we are 720 times more ..

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H2H™ Fertilizer
13-May-2014

H2H™ is a liquid soil amendment that is screened to ~100 microns. That means it can be applied to farm acreage by drip lines, irrigation (fertigation), spray tank, foliar spray—or watering can. H2H™ is processed under scientifically controlled conditions. It is pasteurized, scr..

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Save Mart To Supply Organic Waste To CSS
18-Mar-2014

On March 18th, we made a joint announcement with Save Mart. Save Mart and CSS have an Agreement in Principle for Save Mart to supply organic waste to CSS from all 225 of their stores under a long term contract we expect to negotiate in coming months. Click here (http://www.businesswire.com/news/..

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