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A Love Story
Our love story began when we first tasted an amazing black rice during our travels in China. It was called “tribute rice”, or “longevity rice” because it was reserved for Chinese Emperors to ensure their good health and long life. That story, then became our story.
In 1995, we began importing black rice, calling it Forbidden Rice® after the Forbidden City, the Chinese Imperial palace. Since then our goals have been high, but we’re proud to say we’ve stayed true to them along the way.
Little did we know that eventually we’d find ourselves trying to change how the world grows rice! We’ve built strong partnerships around the world to bring you the highest quality heirloom, organic rice, rice noodles and rice snacks. All while promoting organic agriculture, rice biodiversity and supporting producers.
We’re proud of the amazing products we’ve made, the many awards we’ve won and the people we’ve met and impacted. Watch the video below to learn more about what we do and why.
We’re trying to Change How Rice Is Grown Around the World.
We believe that by pursuing smart product innovation, better growing practices, and delicious whole grain heirloom rice varieties we’ll lessen our environmental impact, improve nutrition for our consumers and create more social and economic justice for small farmers.
In 2008 we committed to partnering with small-scale farmers who radically changed how they grow rice, using less to produce more. With a set of practices that we call More Crop Per Drop™ farmers can double and even triple their yields using up to 50% less water on average and 80-90% less seed. Click here to learn more.
In 2016 we became a fully certified B Corp or Benefit Corporation. B corporations are legally obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment. It’s our conviction that we can change the world for the better by how we conduct our business.
In 2020, we committed to take action to address the twin global crises of Climate Change and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We joined hundreds of companies in the B Corp community in pledging to accelerate the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030—20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement. While our company’s mission has embraced the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) since its founding, we are also striving to elevate these values to a new level throughout our company and supply network. Full Net Zero 2030 Commitment Statement. Full JEDI Commitment Statement.
Lotus Foods Organic Traditional Pad Thai Rice Noodles
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