Soy Growers Respond to FDA Action on Heart Health Claim

The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement Monday in response to indications from the Food and Drug Administration that the agency will revoke the unqualified health claim regarding soy protein and coronary heart disease (CHD). ASA President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore reiterated the ability of soy protein to contribute to heart health: “In … Read More »

Defense Logistics Agency Update on Soy Products in Military Dining Instillations

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has learned of an undated notice from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) that poses a grave threat to the use of nutritious soy products in military dining installations. The notice will become effective on Sept. 30, 2017,and would cause enormous and immediate disruption to the soyfoods market. The DLA guidance … Read More »

Soyfoods Help Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Information courtesy of Soyfoods Association of North America Colon cancer is the third most prevalent cancer in the world, but lifestyle and diet can play important roles in prevention.  A meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports analyzed the relationship between soy isoflavone – or plant phytoestrogens – consumed through soyfoods or supplements and risk of colon … Read More »

Long-term Soy Consumption Protects Against Breast Cancer-Promoting Genes

Information courtesy of Soyfoods Association of North America Soyfoods have demonstrated anti-cancer properties such as regulating cell growth and programming the death of mutated cells. Researchers from Vanderbilt University studied genes and RNA fragments in tumor tissue of about 300 patients with triple-negative breast cancer to see if eating soyfoods long term had an impact. … Read More »

Ohio Grower Discusses U.S. Soy Quality Grading in India

An Ohio farmer had the chance to discuss the quality grading of U.S soy in Indore, India this summer, during the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) national Soy Partnership Summit (SPS) 2015. American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Bret Davis’ presentation, along with others from the U.S. soy family, helped provide participants a framework to … Read More »

Senate Ag Committee to Move on CFTC, Child Nutrition Reauthorizations

With the House leaving for its five-week August recess this week and the Senate following next week, attention is turning to the long list of legislative business Congress must address following Labor Day. News reports this week indicate that the Senate Agriculture Committee will address two issues of interest to the American Soybean Association (ASA): … Read More »

ASA Meets with White House and FDA on PHO Proposal

ASA Chairman Danny Murphy, CEO Steve Censky and NOPA President Tom Hammer met with the White House Domestic Policy Staff and FDA to discuss ASA’s concerns with the FDA’s proposal to withdraw Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHO).  ASA shared projections for high oleic soybean production ramp up provided by … Read More »

ASA to FDA: Alternatives, Implementation Timeframe Must Be Considered Rather Than Banning Partially Hydrogenated Oils

ST. LOUIS (March 7, 2014) – In a submission to the Food and Drug Administration today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) officially submitted its comments on the FDA’s proposal to further reduce trans fat consumption by rescinding the generally regarded as safe (GRAS) status for partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), including partially hydrogenated soybean oil. While … Read More »

ASA Asks to Extend Comment Period on Partially Hydrogenated Oils

ASA sent a letter on Wednesday, asking the Food and Drug Administration to extend the comment period on partially hydrogenated oils. “Soybean oil is the leading oil used in U.S. food products. Our industry has made great progress in removing trans fats from Americans’ diets. We are committed to building on that progress,” ASA stated … Read More »

Soy Growers Respond to Preliminary FDA Decision on Partially-Hydrogenated Oils

The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded today to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency has made a tentative determination to rescind the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for partially-hydrogenated oils (PHO), including partially-hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO). The process of partially-hydrogenating vegetable oils to make them more stable for … Read More »