If you are looking for a good rice product look at Lundberg's site. They sell at national retailers. The following is an excerpt from their email I recently received...
Lundberg Family Farms® proudly sponsored the first ever Non-GMO Month in October
by participating in the “Celebrate your right to choose Non-GMO” campaign on Facebook.
The Facebook application educated users about GMOs, the Non-GMO Project, and featured
brands participating in the product verification program, including Lundberg. It also
raised funds for the Project with vendor sponsors donating $1 for every click from users.
The process of genetic modification, which takes place in a laboratory, typically merges
DNA from different species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes
that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
Studies, meanwhile, increasingly show a correlation between consumption of GMOs and an array
of health risks. As a result, more and more consumers are seeking non-GMO choices, and Nielson
reported in February of last year that “GMO-free” is now the fastest growing store brand label claim.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association estimates that GMOs currently are in approximately 80%
of conventional processed foods in the United States, but they are not labeled. To fill the information
gap, a “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal has been created. Manufacturers earn the seal through
compliance with rigorous GMO avoidance standards, including ingredient testing, as part of the
nation’s first third party non-GMO verification program.
Lundberg was among the first companies to have their products verified by the Non-GMO Project
and is currently working on adding the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal to the packaging
of 82 rice products that have been “Non-GMO Project Verified”.
I thought the 80% of processed foods are GMO was very interesting...