I'M HUNGRY FOR RICE
ORGANIC & NON-GMO IN ACTION:
100% FAIR TRADE
TRADITIONAL HEIRLOOM VARIETIES HAND-CULTIVATED
DIRECT RELATIONSHIPS WITH RICE FARMERS SINCE 2005
THAI HEIRLOOM RICE
Rice is so central to the diet in Thailand that the literal translation of “I’m hungry” is “I’m hungry for rice.”
This crop has been cultivated in the country’s tropical terrain for centuries, in nearly limitless varieties, like the fragrant Hom Mali Jasmine and the bold beauty of Khao Deng Ruby. But our farmers would agree that we’re not only hungry for delicious rice, we’re also passionate about healthy, organic and Non-GMO foods for our family.
MEET PAKPHUM INPAEN
Before Pakphum joined Rice Fund Surin (RFSOAC) 20 years ago, he used chemical pesticides and fertilizers to cultivate his rice. He soon began to feel sick from exposure to these chemicals and worried for his health and the health of those eating his rice. It was then that he decided to transition to organic agriculture.
He discovered that not only his physical health improved, but he felt happier and more free. He was no longer dependent on chemical and seed companies for his crop every year.
He receives more money for his organic rice and lives completely debt free. Pakphum is now a leader at the cooperative. Many farmers look to him to learn organic farming methods including crop rotation and SRI cultivation strategies.
SRI RICE GROWING METHOD
(SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION)
Many RFSOAC farmers are transitioning to SRI rice cultivation. This enables them to increase their yields while using 80-90% less seed, 50% less water, and no chemical inputs. Instead of throwing seeds onto the field, farmers plant seeds by hand, one seed every 25 cm.
REDUCES PLANT DENSITY
CREATES A HIGHER YIELD
IMPROVES SOIL CONDITIONS THROUGH ENRICHMENT WITH ORGANIC MATTER
REDUCES & CONTROLS WATER APPLICATION
REDUCES CARBON EMISSIONS FROM STANDING WATER
ALTER ECO'S COMMITMENT TO...
Organic and non-GMO ingredients sourced from farming partners in 2016
2005 to Today 100% of our products have Organic Certification
Alter Eco has never produced foods with the use of synthetic pesticides or emulsifiers and has always had a zero tolerance GMO policy since the day of inception. Our Organic certifications and Non-GMO verifications are due to the high-quality production and farming techniques used in our cooperatives. We are committed to using only clean, wholesome, traditional and delicious ingredients for all our products.
Became Non-GMO Project Verified
Sponsored the Oregon Right to Know campaign
Sponsored the Just Label It Campaign to defeat the Dark Act