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Notes From A Spice Island – Sustainable Rice Production

July 16, 2014

If you have the time I encourage you to watch this eight minute video from the Paradigm Shift.  In Indonesia the green revolution of the 1970’s and 80’s was not quite as wholesome as it sounds as it was this time that a hybrid rice crop requiring intensive fertilisation was introduced to the country as they strove towards rice independence. This video introduces us to a young farmer who questioned what his father had decided to do (planting this new crop) and that in turn lead to a paradigm shift in his thinking.

Ingredient sustainability is a big deal here at Realize Beauty and while not everything we do is organic we do believe in investing the time and energy into understanding the supply chain behind ingredients we use and countries we source from.  Rice is a big deal. Organic rice is awesome.


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