20 Mar '17, 2pm

The story of soy | Stories | WWF

Behind beef, soy is the second largest agricultural driver of deforestation worldwide. From the Northern Great Plains of the U.S. to the Amazon of Brazil, forests, grasslands, and wetlands are being plowed up to make room for more soy production. When these native habitats are lost, it leaves wildlife without homes, accelerates climate change, leads to more water pollution, disrupts rain, and prolongs drought. As the global population grows and incomes rise, demand for meat—and the soy-based feed used to raise livestock—will increase. WWF works with soy farmers, traders, processors, manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, investors, and other critical stakeholders around the world to eliminate deforestation from soy supply chains and to promote innovative practices that yield more soy with fewer resources and impacts on the environment. The interconnectedness between impact...

Full article: https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-story-of-soy

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