Soy, the Sustainable Protein

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By Shane Snipes / 13 Apr 2016

Sustainable protein is essential to our future. By 2050, the world population will reach 9.1 billion, creating a demand for protein that is 74% higher than it is today.

Soy provides the best option to meet this increasing need, because of its quality, the efficiency with which it can be produced, and its relatively low cost and environmental impact when compared to other complete proteins.

Part of the challenge in producing more food is finding ways to do so with fewer resources. While one acre of farmland can yield 20 lbs of beef or 78 lbs of egg protein or 82 lbs of milk protein, soy can produce 356 lbs of protein. Soy-based diets also use significantly fewer...

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