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St. Louis, MO, October 15, 2013 — RIBUS, Inc., the global leader in rice-based alternatives to synthetic ingredients, is pleased to announce their attendance at the Supply Side West Global Conference and Expo, November 14-15, 2013 in Las Vegas, booth #27095. Named the 2011 Missouri Agriculture Exporter of the Year, the company produces non-genetically modified (non-GMO) natural, organic, and gluten-free rice-based ingredients for leading global producers in the food, beverage, and dietary supplement sectors.

RIBUS’ global sales of Nu-RICE®, Nu-BAKE®, Nu-FLOW®, and Nu-FLAC® rice extracts and rice concentrates have increased consistently over the past few years despite changes in both U.S. and global markets and economies. Strict regulations and global consumer interest in non-GMO, organic, glutenfree, natural, kosher, hypoallergenic, and vegan products have fueled the growth, resulting in food manufacturers around the world reformulating or creating new products to meet the rising demand.

“Consumers are more educated about ingredients and are looking for clean, easy to read labels. We can help manufacturers around the world create dietary supplement products for these expanding markets,” explains Steve Peirce, co-founder and president of RIBUS. “Using our ingredients, producers can maintain the same ingredient functionality, but remove the chemistry sounding additives from the product label.” he added.

The holder of numerous U.S. and international patents, RIBUS uses rice bran and hulls from U.S. farms to make a variety of ingredients that serve many functions. They emulsify (bind oil and water), carry flavors, help dry ingredients flow freely, and increase output of extruded cereals, snacks, and pasta. Use of the ingredients results in clean labels as well as processing efficiency, output increases, reduced breakage, and added yields which translates to reduced cost-of-goods and increased profits.

RIBUS is founded on the basic tenets of environmental sustainability. Its patented technology enables 100 percent of the rice crop to be used for human consumption.

RIBUS’ corporate headquarters are based in St. Louis, Missouri and all processing takes place in the United States. Distributors supply more than 20 countries in North America, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. RIBUS has exported to some 40 countries around the world since 1992 and its team of brokers and distributors includes over 100 sales representatives.