Our roots go back almost 35 years as the pioneers in Spirulina production. Today we offer a solid base of quality Spirulina and Spirulina-based products, with distribution in over 20 countries around the globe.
In 1976 a group of U.S. visionary pioneers, founded the progenitor of Earthrise, Proteus Corporation, to develop Spirulina blue-green algae as a world food resource. Proteus was funded by a group of private California investors committed to the vision and hope Spirulina represented. This team began cultivation in the hot desert area in Southeastern part of California in the late 1970s.
In 1982, Earthrise® developed a partnership with a Japanese company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (the present DIC corporation), 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, Inc. (the present DIC corporation) Today, our farm is the world's largest Spirulina farm, and together with our sister companies' farm in and China, DIC group is the largest Spirulina producer in the world.
The first Rising of the Earth was seen from the moon's surface by the Apollo astronauts in 1969. This powerful image represents our awakening to the miracle of our living planet, our home. Earthrise® was chosen as our trademark in 1978 when we first introduced Spirulina blue-green algae. This rediscovery of the origins of life brought remarkable health benefits to ourselves, our society and our planet. And so we have dedicated these gifts to a new awareness of our Earth Rising.
Our mission is to benefit the health of our consumers by producing, developing, manufacturing and marketing the highest quality Spirulina and Spirulina-based nutritional products in the world.