The quality of rice from the Po Valley is unique: each grain encapsulates centuries of history, hard work, research, varietal selection and technological progress. Its peerless quality is preserved through adapting to the climate, cultivation techniques and to the terrain of our beloved valley.
A group of seven associations of large rice growing cooperatives of Lombardy and Piedmont, together with seven prestigious rice growing industries of the same area, a perfectly balanced supply chain, have formed a Promoting Committee to call for the legal status and protection through an EU Protecting Geographical Indication (PGI).
"The rice field is completely man-made. It is an engineering masterpiece made up of slightly different levels, consuming neither water nor land: the water is used three times before returning to the earth. No consumption, no waste."
from LA STAMPA del 01/05/2018.