Rice was one of the first crops chosen by our ancient ancestors when they decided to ditch the hunter/gatherer lifestyle in favor of farming because it’s a nutritional powerhouse that supplies most human dietary needs for protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Today, rice is this country’s fifth most valuable food crop and riding high, with per-capita consumption in the U.S. up almost 25% since 1990. The reasons include…

- mainstream nutritional guidelines that

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