Soy is one of the main drivers of deforestation around the world. Forests are cut down every day to make way for the growth of soy crops. However, most of this soy, in fact almost 80%, is grown to feed not humans, but animals.
Six of the world’s largest food and agribusiness companies have developed a new method to tackle deforestation and grassland conversion for soy crops in Brazil’s biodiversity-rich Cerrado region, which neighbours the Amazon.
The UK is considering new legislation that would see larger businesses fined for using forest-risk commodities – such as palm oil, soy, and beef – that have not been produced according to relevant local laws.
Consumers who want to help make a more sustainable planet should choose cows’ milk over soy alternatives, concludes a study of the published current evidence, based on peer reviewed journals, by the Sustainable Food Trust.
Around one-fifth of the soy and beef imported to Europe from Brazil can be linked to deforestation in the country, a new study reveals, lending its voice to growing opposition to the trade deal between the EU and Mercosur.
The disastrous environmental effects of unsustainable palm oil production has ‘demonised’ the commodity for consumers. Is soy, which is similarly associated with deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change, heading for the same fallout?
Just 2% of the global soy market adheres to the Round Table on Responsible Soy’s zero deforestation and conversion standards, so what can we do to scale-up sustainable sourcing? FoodNavigator hears from Cofco, FrieslandCampina, Nestlé, and WWF UK.
The Accountability Framework Initiative aims to help companies address the “fundamental issues” in global supply chains by setting clear commitments, taking action on the ground, and demonstrating progress.
The Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) and Netherlands-based certification agency GMP+ International have signed a cooperation agreement in order to speed uptake of certified responsible soy and simplify the certification process.
Food companies and consumers have moved from talking about sustainability to taking action in the last 18 months, says Solae – and the societal change that is taking place will help propel more growth in the soy sector.
The Chinese soy protein market needs to consolidate to have fewer
players in order for anyone to make money from the market,
according to Solbar, which has had a production facility in China
The link between soy consumption and a reduced risk of breast
cancer has been called into question by a meta-analysis of
available science, with researchers concluding that there is
insufficient evidence to support the health claim.
An independent panel of scientists is to meet this week to review
recent scientific data on the soy compound genistein. The
scientists expect to reach conclusions as to whether or not the
consumption of genistein could have a negative...
New research published today reveals that consuming soy could have
a "severe" impact on a genetic heart condition that affects
one in 500 people, though the authors caution that the effect has
so far only been observed in...
A report from market researcher Mintel suggests that soy may be
falling out of favor with consumers, and that food manufacturers
are having to be more imaginative in their bid to encourage them to
include it in their diets.
Soy appears to deliver tangible health benefits for the heart,
brain and kidney health but more research is needed in many areas,
heard a large audience attending this year's Soy and Health
Soy isoflavones may not offer the benefits to heart health often
attributed to soyfoods, finds a new study that suggests that
another part of the plant could be responsible for its