Contributors

Will McNair

Director - Human Protein & Oil
U.S. Soybean Export Council

Will McNair currently serves as the Director of Human Nutrition and Oil. Prior to that, he fostered ties between USSEC and its members as Stakeholder Relations Manager. McNair previously worked as a researcher at the University of Tennessee, focusing on conservation agriculture and oilseed markets, before working with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) as an analyst concentrating on agricultural conditions, economic trends, government policies, and commercial practices of the Argentine cotton industry. He also worked as a translator for the Brazilian sugar cane industry and is fluent in four languages. McNair holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics, both from the University of Tennessee. He grew up in Texas and Virginia, and his interest in agriculture and the world markets began while spending time at his family’s cotton, sorghum, and cattle farm in Texas.

Demand

Surge in Natto’s Popularity May Help Swell Soybean Demand

Will McNairMay 24, 2020

As Japanese consumers and end users increasingly demand natto, the U.S. soy industry may have an opportunity to increase its exports of natto soybeans.

Food

Fermented Soy Associated with Lower Mortality Risk, According to Study

Will McNairMar 8, 2020

Fermented soy products may reduce the risk of premature death, says a recent British Medical Journal (BMJ) observational study. Men and women who ate fermented…

High oleic

Korean Food Processor Launches High Oleic Soybean Oil

Will McNairDec 16, 2019

Lotte Food, one of the largest food service companies in the North Asian region and a leading Korean food processor, announced in November 2019 that…

High oleic

U.S. Soy International Buyers Enjoy High Oleic Luncheon at Illinois Farm

Will McNairOct 10, 2019

In August, more than 250 international U.S. soy buyers were fed a meal featuring U.S. high oleic soybean oil. The buyers were participating in a…

Human Consumption

Soy in Human Nutrition: Where Does the Research Stand in 2019?

Will McNairOct 2, 2019

The health benefits of consuming soy have been studied for over 50 years. In fact, among plant sources of protein, it is perhaps the most…

Digestible Protein

Study Substantiates Soy Protein Helps to Combat Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children

Will McNairJul 8, 2019

Globally, approximately 20 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). While SAM is a cause of death in children in all parts of the…