Soybean

Demand is increasing for sunflower-derived lecithin, as non-GM soy becomes scarcer

Non-GM lecithin supply struggling to keep up with demand

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

There is a gap in the market for non-genetically modified lecithin, as the major soy producing countries are dominated by GM crops, according to Cargill’s fluid lecithin product manager Thorsten Bornholdt.

FAO confirms food price fall for third month in a row

FAO confirms food price fall for third month in a row

By Nathan Gray

A third consecutive fall in global food prices during the month of July was largely driven by lower international prices for grains, soy and palm oil, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Dutch companies have agreed to buy another 280,000 tonnes of RTRS-certified soy

Dutch companies to double use of sustainable soy from 2011 levels

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Dutch food companies and trade organisations have signed agreements with Brazilian growers to double the supply of RTRS-certified soy to the Netherlands from 2011 levels, according to the Foundation for Responsible Soy Transition.

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

Soy: assessing the future for animal feed

By Carina Perkins

When discussing meat's environmental impact, there is a tendency to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. But the production of soy for feed is also of major concern. Carina Perkins looks at the issues

A combination of soy milk, sunflower oil, guar gum, xanthan gum, and some mono- and diglycerides as emulsifiers produced a product that is low in cholesterol (no eggs) and low in fat, but with excellent textural and sensory properties

Low-cholesterol, low-fat mayo to taste like the real thing

By Stephen Daniells

A combination of soy milk with guar gum, xanthan gum and select emulsifiers could produce low-fat, low-cholesterol mayonnaise that ‘closely matches’ commercial full-fat alternatives, suggests new research.

Cert ID says sustainable soy standards report 'inaccurate and biased'

Cert ID says sustainable soy standards report 'inaccurate and biased'

By Jane Byrne

CERT ID, the company behind ProTerra – a standard for non-GM soy and other foods – claims a recent report from the Dutch consultancy CREM comparing soy sustainability standards misrepresents it and is biased towards the Cargill-backed RTRS soy standard.

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