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Earthrise was developed in 1982 a partnership with a Japanese company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC), a diversified product company with a commitment to developing microalgae for food, biochemicals and pharmaceuticals that had just begun growing Spirulina in Thailand. This unique partnership between California entrepreneurs and Japanese corporate intrapreneurs flourished to a dynamic growth of Spirulina production as well as its market worldwide. In 2005, Earthrise Nutritionals was wholly owned by Dainippon Ink and Chemicals. (the present DIC corporation) Today, Earthrise farm is the world's largest Spirulina farm, and together with their sister company's farm in China, DIC group is the largest Spirulina producer in the world. Earthrise has sponsored Spirulina farms in developing world villages in India, Peru and Togo. These projects were designed by Dr. Ripley D. Fox and the non-profit organization ACMA of France. Dr. Fox is the inventor of the Integrated Village Health and Energy System. Now Spirulina farms are blossoming in China, Burma, India, Bangladesh and Vietnam. is proud to carry the entire range of this fine brand.