We use “More Crop Per Drop” rice from Lotus Foods (Forbidden Rice and Brown Jasmine Rice), grown using the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a cultivation method that enables small-scale farmers to double and triple their yields while using 80-90% less seed, 50% less water, and less or no chemical inputs.

Lotus Foods says, “SRI addresses some of the most important challenges we face this century – namely to feed several billion more people with dwindling land and water resources and without further degrading the planet’s environment. SRI has been largely grassroots driven, fueled by marginalized women and men farmers. The reason these farmers are so excited about SRI is because it represents an opportunity for more food, more money, better health, and more options – in short, for a way out of poverty.”