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Dr.martinn. Gormandds

Apr 28, 2016
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As someone who sees the effects of poor nutrition every day in my office, this project is of specific interest to me. From what I've read, and from what you took the time to explain to me and demonstrate for me, it's clear that your solution offers an excellent method for preserving all the nutrition that is being lost due to pointless waste. One statistic that you pointed out really stood out to me...that approximately 40% of agricultural production in the US is wasted before it even reaches the store due to spoilage from delays between transportation and processing and other such things. I applaud you and Cornucopias effort to "recapture" all that needless waste, and as you say convert it into abundance!

One question, is PS coating organic? 

Keep it up guys!

Dr. Gorman


Dr.martinn. Gormandds

Apr 28, 2016
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As someone who sees the effects of poor nutrition every day in my office, this project is of specific interest to me. From what I've read, and from what you took the time to explain to me and demonstrate for me, it's clear that your solution offers an excellent method for preserving all the nutrition that is being lost due to pointless waste. One statistic that you pointed out really stood out to me...that approximately 40% of agricultural production in the US is wasted before it even reaches the store due to spoilage from delays between transportation and processing and other such things. I applaud you and Cornucopias effort to "recapture" all that needless waste, and as you say convert it into abundance!

One question, is PS coating organic? 

Keep it up guys!

Dr. Gorman


Chad Knutsen

Apr 28, 2016
06:06

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Hi Dr. Gorman, and thank you for taking the time to speak with me about this project. 

As to PS coating's organic status: Currently there is one (out of 7) ingredients that is not technically organic (Potassium Sorbate), we are currently in the process of identifying and perfecting an organic alternative that achieves the same objectives. We anticipate that PS coating will have an organic version ready in the next 60-90 days. Our guys are working on it!

If you every have any other questions or ideas, please feel free to reach out to me. And if the fellow you mentioned who may be interested in investing reaches out I will be sure to let you know!

Chad


Leyli Norouz

Apr 28, 2016
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This one really seems like a winner in more than one way! Not only does it reduce GHG emissions, but it also offers better security for the worlds strained food supply, and captures drinkable water at the same time? I will absolutely be available to help spread the word about this should you need. I have some contacts and old acquaintances who may be very interested in helping see this succeed, I will be in touch!

Leyli N.


Chad Knutsen

Apr 28, 2016
11:28

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Thanks Wifey!


Armin Zadakbar

May 1, 2016
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You go mate! So proud of you!!


Forbes Hansen

May 2, 2016
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This is so important. This could be implemented in so many process facilities.


Aissatou Diagne

May 9, 2016
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Hi Cornucopia group,

Thanks for your proposal. Best of luck and let us know if you have any questions!

Aissatou


Chad Knutsen

May 9, 2016
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Many thanks Aissatou. (awesome name by the way, from whence does it originate?) 

I will definitely keep you in the loop. 

I would like to know if there are any questions you have about the proposal, and where you feel it could use more detail, or less etc. I want to be a clear, and transparent as possible, and seek to illuminate any dark corners that may be unclear to anyone reading the proposal.

Much appreciate, have a great day,

Cheers,

Chad


Anthony Hooks

May 22, 2016
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Good concept. Especially if it helps create jobs. 

Rovacchi


Aissatou Diagne

May 22, 2016
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Hi Chad,

I think the part about where these actions can take place can be improved a bit. For instance, you can decide where you are going to start (as a pilot or stage 1 of the project) and then put a scaling up process whereby you say after X place, we will move to Y location.

It is great and very true that this can be done anywhere (we do all eat and have food waste after all!) but having clear lines about starting, mid, and end points, even at a high level, are very important and shows that there has been deliberate thinking into how to make this a reality.

Hope this helps.

And my name is a Senegalese version of the Arabic name "Aicha" :)


Nori Norouz

May 22, 2016
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I can imagine that this would have a huge impact in countries were water is scarce. Being able to reclaim so much of the water that is used in agriculture could be a heck of a boon to the people. And the fact that you have a profitable business model only makes it more feasible and exciting. 


Chad Knutsen

May 22, 2016
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Thanks for your suggestions Aissatou. I will make a few adjustments to clarify our timeline, and future plans for expansion into numerous "waste" streams. For our project, there is a clear beginning (September 2016, when our first sweet potato harvest will be ready, and our first big batch of high quality ingredients can get out to market). The mid point will be once we have one or two of these upcycling projects in operation, and are up and running, and consistently identifying new wastes to convert into abundance. The end point is when either A) we run out of waste to convert, or B) We find a better way to do it, and transition into that.

I will be sure to add something more to that section before proposal creation ends. Thanks once again,

Chad.

 


Chad Knutsen

Jun 24, 2016
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Found this, thought it was an interesting graph to note:

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