Brazilian shipment debuts ‘responsible soy’


The first shipment of soybeans deemed by an international association of producers, environmentalists and other stakeholders to have been produced “responsibly” reached the Netherlands this month from Brazil. Grupo André Maggi, a leading Brazilian soy exporter, sent the 85,000-metric-ton shipment to a group of Dutch food, feed and supermarket companies engaged in a complementary sustainable-trade initiative partially funded by the government of the Netherlands. The shipment, which arrived in Rotterdam on June 8, is the first exportation of soy certified under the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association, an international, multi-stakeholder initiative launched five years ago. It was announced a week before the Round Table’s sixth annual conference, held on June 15 and 16 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Round Table... [Log in to read more]

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