Michael Guindon

We asked experts why soy is a problem

When asked who eats soy, most people think of vegans or hipsters drinking soy lattes in stylish cafes, or adding tofu to their meals as part of a healthy eating plan.

What many people don’t realise is that 75% of the world’s soy is fed to animals — which means the chances are there is soy in the meat, dairy, eggs, or farmed fish you may well have eaten today.

This lack of awareness of the hidden soy in the food we eat has helped keep the impacts of soy production out of the spotlight, particularly in lesser known ecosystems such as the Cerrado in Brazil and Chaco region of Argentina — with other commodities such as palm oil receiving more attention, thanks in no small part to successful campaigns by Greenpeace and others. …

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