PHOENIX, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (OTC:NTRZ) (BULLETIN BOARD: NTRZ) , a leader in stabilized rice bran nutrient research and technology, announced today the appointment of General Wesley Clark to the company's board of directors, effective June 1, 2007.

"I am very excited to be joining the Board of Directors of NutraCea," stated Clark. "NutraCea's proprietary means to stabilize rice bran offers a tremendous global opportunity on many fronts. As a newly elected director, one of my many goals will be to assist the NutraCea management team in building their network of new business opportunities as well as focus upon its global expansion efforts."

General Wesley K. Clark served in the United States Army for 34 years and in his final military assignment as a four-star general, from July 1997 until May 2000, he served as the NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and simultaneously, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. European Council. He has received numerous military awards, including the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Bronze Star, and he has also been awarded the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His previous assignment was as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command, where he was responsible for all US military activities in Latin America. Clark graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point and studied for two years at England's Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship. In September 2003, Clark announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Since returning to the private sector in 2004, he has resumed activities as CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic advisory and consulting firm. Last fall he joined the UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations as a Senior Fellow. Currently, General Clark is the Chairman of Rodman and Renshaw, an investment bank based in New York and London, and serves on the boards of directors of several private and public companies.

Brad Edson, NutraCea president and CEO, said, "I am pleased to welcome General Clark to the board of NutraCea. General Clark will be an integral part of the future growth of our Company. His vast career, spanning nearly four decades will help broaden our ability to increase the company's presence worldwide."

From the May 9, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash