About: soy

Future of mobility 14-06-2018

Palm oil to be phased out in EU by 2030

The use of palm oil as fuel should disappear in Europe by 2030 under a reform of the bloc’s renewable energy laws agreed this morning after all-night negotiations.
Agrifood 02-05-2018

EU unable to contain explosion in unsustainable biodiesel imports

Imports of Argentine soy biodiesel, which are among the most unsustainable of biofuels, have exploded in recent months because the EU lost a trade case at the WTO, writes Kristina Wittkopp.
Development Policy 04-04-2018

Not enough done at EU level against imported deforestation

European imports of soy, cocoa and palm oil fuel deforestation in developing countries. The fight against the resulting collateral damage in Europe is complicated by agricultural interests.
Climate change 28-02-2018

Halting deforestation – a critical contribution from the EU

Halting deforestation and allowing forests to regrow would provide at least 30% of all mitigation action needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C. As a major importer of products linked to deforestation, the EU has the leverage to make a difference, writes former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.
Climate change 18-09-2017

Figueres calls for EU action plan on ‘imported deforestation’

Former UN climate Chief Christiana Figueres, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement, has called on the European Union to step up regulatory action against deforestation in the global south by tackling emissions of imported agricultural goods, like beef, soy and palm oil.
Agrifood 11-07-2017

CAP reform: From sustainable feed to sustainable food

The German-Hungarian ‘Soya Declaration’ finally gets us talking about what matters in CAP reform, write Olivier De Schutter, Oscar Rivas and Karin Nansen.
Agrifood 06-12-2013

Soyfood chief calls for harmonised GM food labels

SPECIAL REPORT / The president of the European Natural Soyfood Manufacturers Association (ENSA), Bernard Deryckere, has called on the EU to better direct consumers towards foods that are not genetically-modified, perhaps by introducing GM-free labels across the food industry.
05-12-2013

Soyfood leader: ‘We are not against animal-based food’

SPECIAL REPORT / Vegetable-based foods may offer consumers a number of advantages compared to meats, such as lower fat content and a lower carbon. Bernard Deryckere, a soyfood industry leader, explains why he wants food to reflect its real costs and why he is not against animal-based products.
03-12-2013

CAP reform favours the greening, not the individual industry

SPECIAL REPORT / European regulators and producers alike are confident that the change in the balance of direct payments, redrawn in the Common Agriculture Policy, will improve ‘greening’ practices and ultimately boost demand and productions for more natural foods.
Health 05-04-2013

EU beef, soy demand adds to Amazon destruction, says study

EU demand for Brazilian beef and soy is contributing to deforestation of the Amazon and rising CO2 emissions, says a report by the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research published on Thursday (4 April).