Soyfoods

Soy Growers Request Meeting with DLA Regarding Soy Ingredients

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is requesting a meeting with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in response to their request for information about soy ingredients they intend to prohibit. Read the letter here. Why? In August, food companies received a surprise notice from DLA that a number of ingredients must be removed from military dining, … Read More »

ASA Urges FDA to Reconsider Soy Protein Health Claim

The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week, underscoring soy protein’s contribution to heart health and asking the agency to withdraw its proposed rule. The FDA recently proposed revoking the unqualified health claim regarding soy protein and coronary heart disease (CHD) and changing it to a … Read More »

ASA Comments on Defense Department Proposal to Prohibit Soy

The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments last week to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in response to their request for information about ingredients they intend to prohibit. In August, food companies received a surprise notice from DLA that a number of ingredients must be removed from military dining, including Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Isolated … Read More »

Comments on Soy Benefits in Military Meals Due Next Week

Soy stakeholders are encouraged to provide nutritional information and feedback on soy’s functional importance in a wide range of food products through next week. Comments on the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Request for Information (RFI) are due Wednesday, Feb. 14. The DLA released a notice in August 2017, banning soy protein ingredients used in meat … Read More »

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 »