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Soy firms coordinate Haiti donations

02-Feb-2010
Last updated on 02-Feb-2010 at 13:46 GMT2010-02-02T13:46:18Z

Soy firms coordinate Haiti donations

A multinational alliance called SoyFoods Haiti Alliance Relief Effort, or SHARE is coordinating donation and delivery of protein-rich foods to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

SHARE has been formed by a number of soy-related organisations, including the US-based World Soy Foundation, Canadian non-profit Malnutrition Matters, and European consultancy Bridge2Food. More information is at http://bridge2food.com/haiti.asp

It is now looking for more donations from industry. Donations have already been made by Solae, Whitewave Foods, Alpro and Vitasoy, Distribution has already started via US NGO Feed the Children.

“The overriding principle of this effort is to promote and facilitate the donation and delivery of soy-based foods to Haiti,” said the alliance. “These should include protein-rich snacks, ready-to-eat foods, beverages and quick-cook products.”

In the longer term, donations could also include soybeans, soy protein ingredients and micro-nutrient supplements for value-added processing in Haiti.

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