Founded in 1978 by 300 grower-member shareholders, Sunrich specializes in organic, soy, corn, whole grains, ingredients and consumer products. Located in Hope, Minn., it is a part of SunOpta, which is an operator of high-growth ethical businesses that focuses on integrated business models in the natural and organic food and natural health markets. The parent company has three business units, including SunOpta Food Group, which specializes in sourcing, processing and distribution of natural and organic food products integrated from seed through packaged products AND Opta Minerals, a producer, distributor and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials. Its other unit is SunOpta BioProcess, which engineers and markets proprietary steam explosion technology systems for the bio-fuel, pulp and food processing industries. Each of SunOpta Food Group s business units has proprietary products and services.