Thanks for your response. I admire your push for choosing responsibly grown soy.

I touched on some of the environmental issues in my other article on soy. In this context, it’s worth noting that the majority of soy around the world is used to feed poultry and livestock (around 70%). It’s far more efficient to eat soy directly.
https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/coexistence-soybeans-factsheet.pdf
https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/land-use/industrial-agriculture/soy-agriculture

Here is the WWF’s advice on supporting responsible soy:

The World Wildlife Foundation has concerns about habitat loss from soy crops, and are asking companies to source products based on soy that has been responsibly produced, such as soy that has been certified by the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) or ProTerra. They suggest contacting your favourite retailer, manufacturer or restaurant chain and asking them to source responsible soy. [Learn more]

I hope you’ll also check out my sister article on why soy is a win: https://medium.com/@chanapdavis/the-case-for-soy-more-than-just-a-pretty-plant-1ad3c4d8def

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