Applying food wastes to agricultural soils is a great way to re-purpose inedible foods scraps from our tables typically find there way to landfills. These materials become decomposing organic matter and contain both nutrients and carbon – which is why they are referred to as “amendments”, rather than “fertilizers”. Organic matter-rich soil amendments are added to soil, in order to provide nutrients for plant growth, but also to add carbon to soils which helps build organic matter. Building soil organic matter is important for soil health. As consumers and farmers are becoming more interested in environmentally sound farming practices, the use of organic-rich soil amendments (e.g. compost or animal manure – see table) is increasing. NETZRO can process this organic material into shelf stable bacteria free soil amendment that will not release green house gases while it is waiting to be utilized..