Rice Production Is A Contributor & Victim of Climate Change. 

We're Changing That.

Here's What We Need To Tackle:

1.

Information on the environmental impact of rice production is disparate and confusing.

Conventional rice production has dangerous environmental impact.  

2.

Rice production is responsible for 10% of global methane emissions. That's almost double the emissions from the coal plant industry. This is an issue because methane is 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

2.

There's a glaring lack of standardization and even when available, consumers are often unable to understand what’s out there. Without transparency and clarity, it's challenging for consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.  

1.

Conventional rice production has 

significant environmental impact.  

Methane Emissions from Total Grain Production

Rice Production: 48%  

Other Grains: 

52%  

Rice production is responsible for 48% of total methane emissions from grains and 10% of global methane emissions. That's almost double the emissions from the coal plant industry. This is an issue because methane is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

2.

Information on the environmental impact of rice production is disparate and confusing.

Is the data accurate?

Which greenhouse gases to measure?

What along the supply chain do we measure?

There's a lack of standardization and even when available, consumers are often unable to understand what’s out there. Without transparency and clarity, it's challenging for consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.  

Let's Measure Impact

*Carbon Footprint (kg CO2e/kg rice)

5

4

3

2

Bangladesh

1

Australia

California

S Korea

China

NE Thailand

N Italy

Our Production:

kg CO2e/kg rice

*We duly acknowledge that data obtained were conducted under differing methodologies although these were according to IPCC guidelines. The absence of standardization in data collection is a problem highlighted above that we aim to tackle. 

How do we commit to sustainable rice production if we don't know what a sustainable standard is?

 

We're choosing to focus on committing to level of traceability indicates that change is possible and that the system can be transformed. 

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Committing to transparency and tracking the progress of our carbon footprint is part of our holistic approach in adopting sustainable farming practices. 

We are an active member of the Sustainable Rice Platform – a global alliance working to promote eco-friendly rice farming, empower small farmers and reduce the environmental footprint of rice. Learn more at www.sustainablerice.org

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Our Farmer Partners

Taking (tiny but important!) steps in driving industry change has to start from the beginning - our farmers. We strongly believe that sustainable food systems evolve when farmers not just  grow but thrive. 

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Your Purchase Matters.

Support a brand that's taking the lead to make a commitment and push for industry transformation

Contribute to raising awareness and education about the power of responsible consumer choices

Holding companies in the rice value chain (especially us!) accountable for transparency and progress 

There's much to do but we're hopeful. Join the movement to be the change.

 

#stayinformed

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