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On average, regular rice farming in flood irrigated fields requires 3,000 litres of water to grow just 1kg of rice. This method of rice cultivation is one of the main contributors of methane gas into the atmosphere - 21 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. We grow most of our rice without disturbing the soil through tillage between planting seasons. Instead of burning the rice straw, we use it to form a protective cover over precious top soil. Our zero-tillage seeders increase the amount of water and organic matter. Although a more expensive method, the benefits to the soil and community make it more than worthwhile. As the island's only rice grower, we can be sure the crops are not contaminated by genetically modified rice pollen or other airborne chemical or biological agents. All that touches them is pure, fresh rainwater.