Archive for March, 2014

Soy Goes Global Inside New Nutritious, Delicious Foods

Guatemalan food company Alimentos Sociedad Anonima (Alimentos SA) launched three soy-based Amelia cream soups in March. Ugandan food maker SESACO Ltd. has introduced SoySip, a just-add-hot-water beverage that comes with packets of ginger and sugar.  As the United States recognizes April as Soyfoods month, the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human … Read More »

WISHH Team in Kenya to Organizing USDA Trade Conference

ASA’s WISHH Program Executive Director and WISHH Africa Staff Erica Morrow and Josh Neiderman are in Nairobi this week at a conference on trade development, funded by USDA’s Globally Based Initiative (GBI) funding. Five other cooperators are attending the conference along with Morrow and Niederman to promote trade with the U.S. in their respective products, … Read More »

The World Soy Foundation Prepares to Celebrate Soyfoods Month in April

Did you know that the month of April is Soyfoods Month? That makes for a busy time here at the Foundation as we prepare to celebrate! Throughout the month of April, be sure to watch for some exciting things happening. To learn more about Soyfoods Month, click here. What we’re most excited for is our … Read More »

World Soy Foundation Partner Futuro Vivo in Guatemala Gets Visit from Queen Sofía of Spain

This week, Queen Sofía of Spain saw first-hand the power of soy fighting malnutrition in Guatemala when she visited World Soy Foundation (WSF) partner Futuro Vivo. As part of their nutrition program, Futuro Vivo produces soy milk, soy cereal and other soy products that the organization provides to the over 250 children it serves. The … Read More »

ASA Celebrates National Ag Day in Washington

As part of the festivities for National Agriculture Week, ASA joined our counterpart farm groups for a series of events leading up to and following Ag Day on Tuesday, March 25. On Monday, ASA attended a discussion featuring Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman and recent Soy Champion honoree Debbie Stabenow … Read More »

Planning for 2015 Commodity Classic Kicks Off in Phoenix

The Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee met all this week in Phoenix with 13 of the top Classic sponsors to recap the 2014 show and kick off planning for the 2015 Commodity Classic. The 2014 Classic broke all previous records, and the 2015 edition—which is the show’s 20th anniversary—promises to deliver just as well. ASA … Read More »

Podcast, Website Provide Information on Roundup Ready Patent Expiration

The last U.S. patent covering the original Roundup Ready soybean trait expires in 2015. As U.S. farmers begin thinking about purchasing their soybean seed for 2014 planting, they have a new resource to answer their questions about the expiration of Monsanto’s original Roundup Ready soybean trait – Farmers can also listen to an ASA … Read More »

FDA Commissioner Hamburg Rejects Mandatory GMO Labeling Before House Subcommittee

As reported by POLITICO, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg reinforced the FDA’s stance on the labeling of products containing biotechnology in a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting this morning. FDA, according to Hamburg, supports voluntary labeling, but opposed mandatory labeling. “Mandatory labeling really is appropriate when there is a fault claim,” testified Hamburg. “The … Read More »

EPA Administrator McCarthy Details Regulatory Approvals Coordination During House Hearing

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy detailed the ways EPA and USDA are working together to streamline the review and approval process of new weed-resistant and herbicide-tolerant crops during a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. Administrator McCarthy said that decisions on some products are coming soon. The Administrator’s testimony comes … Read More »

Follow ASA, USB, USSEC as We Team Up for ISGA Mission on Biotech Approvals in Beijing

ASA President Ray Gaesser, USB Treasurer Jared Hagert, and staff from ASA, USB and the U.S. Soybean Export Council have joined with fellow members of the International Soy Growers Alliance (ISGA) including growers from South American competitors like Brazil and Argentina this week in Beijing for meetings with Chinese officials and industry to talk about … Read More »