Guest Blogger

Caryl Levine

Caryl Levine

After a 17-year career fundraising in higher education Caryl and her husband Ken Lee founded Lotus Foods in 1995. Together they have built an award-winning brand with a social and environmental conscience and have garnered a national reputation for their expertise and regularly asked to speak at professional associations.

Caryl is a founding member of the Whole Grains Council and a member of the Social Venture Network.

An avid gardener she takes particular pleasure in cooking what she grows. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration.


Blog Posts by Caryl Levine

  • Biodegradable but…

    Biodegradable but…

    We are trying to find the most environmentally sustainable option that also guarantees product freshness and quality.  We would appreciate your feedback. From paddy field to your table, it’s our aspiration to make the process as health-promoting as possible – for you, the farmers and planet. 

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  • A Global Locavore?

    A Global Locavore?

    I would be very interested to know how many of you are making an effort to buy locally produced goods, whether US-made or within a 100-mile radius. I know I am.

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  • More Rice with Less Water

    More Rice with Less Water

    We are now exactly halfway through the International Water for Life Decade (2005-2015), a designation developed by the United Nations to wake up the world to the water and sanitation crisis. We keep adding people to the planet but water resources are diminishing. 

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  • Preserving Rice Biodiversity

    Preserving Rice Biodiversity

    How many different kinds of rice can you name or have you eaten? And no, Uncle Ben’s doesn’t count. It is not a variety of rice.

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  • Eat like an Emperor

    Eat like an Emperor

    Ken, my partner in life and business, and I love rice. We eat rice most days and are always experimenting with new recipes. We’re a perfect example of the growing demographics in the US that are leading to a steady increase in the consumption of rice.

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