Published: November 29, 2023

Category: Regenerative Agriculture

Lotus Foods Organic White and Brown Basmati Rice is now the 6th product worldwide to meet the rigorous standards for certification as ROC Gold. Lotus Foods’ basmati rice is the first and only ROC Gold rice.

ROC® Gold level signifies that 100% of farm operations meet the highest standards for regenerative organic production across the three ROC pillars: Soil Health, Animal Welfare, and Social Fairness. These standards aim to:

  • Increase soil organic matter and sequester carbon, mitigating climate change.
  • Improve animal welfare.
  • Provide economic stability and fairness for farmers, ranchers, and workers.

The contribution to rice farming practices not only promotes farmers’ resilience but empowers women, who often are the rice growers. Farmers at Pratithi Organic Foods supplying the rice use regenerative practices including the System of Rice Intensification (More Crop Per Drop®)—improving yields, soils, and profits while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Organic & Non-GMO Insights December 2023