31 May '11, 8am

WWF's concerns over a lack of sustainable Soya:

Businesses must accelerate efforts to supply sustainable soya or face the prospect of plantations continuing to destroy delicate savannah habitats at a faster rate and on a similar scale to clearances in the Amazon, the WWF will today warn. The campaign group is calling on supermarkets, producers and farmers to sign up to schemes like the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS), which sets strict environmental and social standards for soya production. FURTHER READING Sustainable palm oil hits five million-tonne milestone Updated: Green groups take EU to court over biofuels - again There is a huge worldwide demand for soya, which is widely used in animal feed and vegetable oil. Production of the crop has doubled in the last 15 years as the world consumes more meat, the report says. Soya agriculture is particularly booming in South America - 70 per cent of UK imports are from...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2074608/supermarkets...

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