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Versatility Helps Drive a Global Rise in Soyfoods Consumption

Linda FunkNov 4, 2020

The diverse product applications for soyfoods are in harmony with today’s global food and consumer lifestyle trends. As world cuisines converge with the rise of…

Food

Chef Andrew Zimmern: Delicious, Versatile Soy is a Complete Protein

USSEC Staff WriterOct 21, 2020

Andrew Zimmern, a U.S. celebrity chef and TV personality, is a strong supporter of U.S. soybean farmers, utilizing U.S. Soy in his recipes.

Food

The Joy of Soy: Recipes for Culinary Delight and Innovation

Boon Yee YeongOct 16, 2020

USSEC’s Southeast Asia human protein team shares soy recipes in the Joy of Soy recipe collection.

Food

Global Food Trends Indicate Post COVID-19 Opportunities for U.S.-Grown Soy, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkSep 28, 2020

Due to the effects of COVID-19, consumer behavior and attitudes have shifted in ways that affect their food choices. Consumer data and emerging soyfoods product…

Food

Lifestyle Shifts Likely to Boost Consumer Preferences for Soyfoods

Linda FunkSep 4, 2020

U.S.-grown soy taps into global lifestyle trends that affect consumer food choices, indicating that new soyfood product opportunities may be on the horizon.

Food

For Global Soy Consumers, Protein Completeness Matters

Linda FunkAug 10, 2020

U.S.-grown soy is a good fit for emerging food and nutrition trends. With today’s interest in plant protein, soy also offers differentiating advantages that can…

Food

Growth in Tempeh Market Offers Global Opportunities

USSEC Staff WriterAug 5, 2020

Growing demand for tempeh could increase demand for the U.S. soybeans preferred in Indonesia – and create opportunities for Indonesia to export tempeh to the…

Food

Global Soyfoods-Related Trends, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkJul 21, 2020

Several recent global trends indicate that U.S.-grown soy and soyfoods are poised to gather momentum. Consumers’ food choices—such as blended plant-based meat and dairy alternatives—are…

Animal Feed

U.S. Soy Industry Pivots Customer Engagement Amid Pandemic to Strengthen Pan-Asia Relationships

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJun 24, 2020

Drawing Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary McKinney, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Pan-Asia Digital Conference provided valuable global and U.S. market insights to 1,700…

Food

Emerging Research Explores New Potential Benefits of Eating Soyfoods

Linda FunkJun 13, 2020

Emerging areas of soyfoods research may help support the demand for U.S.-grown soy as consumers better understand the nutrition and potential health benefits of consuming…

Cover Crops

2020 Ground Work: Working and Waiting in Ohio

Bill BaylissJun 1, 2020

As of late May, we have about one-third of our corn and soybean fields planted. Our winter wheat continues to look really good. That’s great…

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

Developing a Global Taste for Soyfoods

Linda FunkMay 10, 2020

Here’s how culinary professionals learn from each other’s cultures and cuisines. These examples demonstrate how U.S.-grown soy fulfills global nutrition needs and contributes to contemporary…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soy Provides Shelf-Stable Protein for the World in Uncertain Times

Linda FunkApr 23, 2020

The quality and reliability of U.S.-grown soy make it a logical choice not only for nourishing the growing global population, but also a practical choice…

Food

Providing Sustainable Protein for Global Nutrition Needs, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkApr 11, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers take advantage of innovative technology, sustainability practices and conservation standards to promote global food security for a growing world population. 

Food

Providing Sustainable Protein for Global Nutrition Needs, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkMar 31, 2020

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) shares information about trends that create a demand for U.S.-grown soybeans. This is Part One of a two-part series…

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…

Food

Peanut-Allergic Individuals Unlikely to React to Soy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 16, 2020

Cross-reactivity in allergic reactions occurs when the proteins in one substance are similar to the proteins found in another. Because peanuts and soy are both…

Food

Soyfoods Do Not Increase Risk of Developing Gout

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Dec 2, 2019

What was once called the “disease of kings” could now just as well be called the “disease of commoners.” Gout is now the most common…

Food

Soy Protein Makes a Comeback

Virginia MessinaNov 19, 2019

Once hailed as a matchless plant protein for crafting veggie meats and cheeses, soy protein has lately been pushed aside in favor of trendier options…

Food

Challenges to Dietary Fat Dogma Still Supportive of Soyfoods

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Nov 16, 2019

Despite recommendations by the major international health agencies to reduce saturated fat intake, debate continues within the scientific community about the relationship between fatty acid…

Food

Consumption of Plant Protein and Soyfoods On the Rise

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Oct 30, 2019

New data on the dietary intake of Americans over the past nearly 20 years shows that the intake of plant protein and soyfoods has significantly…

Food

Soy to the World

North Dakota Soybean CouncilOct 26, 2019

Valley City, North Dakota farmer Monte Peterson was struck by the importance that many cultures place on soyfoods while on a recent trip to China.…

Food

Natto Buyers, Distributors and Producers meet in Fargo for Annual U.S.-Japan Natto Summit

North Dakota Soybean CouncilOct 16, 2019

The third annual U.S.-Japan Natto Summit was held in Fargo, North Dakota, September 3-5.  Twenty-three Japanese natto soybean buyers attended along with natto suppliers from…

Food

Growing Global Tempeh Markets Tap into Trend and Tradition, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkSep 16, 2019

Tempeh is both trendy and traditional. Today, some global consumers see it as a staple, while others are newly embracing soyfood plant proteins. The result…

Food

Growing Global Tempeh Markets Tap into Trend and Tradition, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkSep 2, 2019

Tempeh is both trendy and traditional. Today, some global consumers see it as a staple, while others are newly embracing tempeh as a soy-based plant…

Food

Tempeh Expert Praises Nutritional Value of U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterSep 1, 2019

No one knows the process of manufacturing tempeh better than Amita Buissink, the self-proclaimed Tempe Tahu Mister Bean. He chooses U.S. Soy for its nutritional…

Food

U.S. Soy in the Kitchen

The Food ChannelAug 31, 2019

U.S. soy growers are committed to producing a safe, sustainable food supply for the world. This video is part of an ongoing series that focuses…

Food

U.S. Soybean Oil: Formulation and Foodservice

Soy ConnectionAug 28, 2019

Sourcing U.S. grown and sustainably produced ingredients, like soybean oils, is becoming increasingly important for food companies. Consumers are asking for sustainable, healthy and locally…

Food

Ways that Soyfoods Can Benefit an Aging Population, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkAug 5, 2019

Soyfoods are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the world’s aging population—those who are age 60 and older.  Globally, the number of older people…

Food

Ways that Soyfoods Can Benefit an Aging Population, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkJul 29, 2019

Soyfoods are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the world’s aging population—those who are age 60 and older.  Globally, the number of older people…

Food

Soy Allergies? They’re Less Common Than You Think

Soy Nutrition InstituteJul 16, 2019

If you have issues with food allergies, you probably know all about "the Big Eight" - the list of the top allergy-causing foods. Soy protein…

Food

Soy, High-Phytate Foods May Help Prevent Cancer

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jul 3, 2019

The high phytate content of soy and plant-based diets might help to prevent the development of cancer. That speculation could be drawn from the publication…

Food

Chinese Customers Hear about U.S. Soy Advantage at China Food Bean Exhibition

Will McNairJul 1, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) works with customers in multiple global markets to present the advantages of U.S. food beans to soyfood processors and…

Food

FDA Authorizes Qualified Health Claim for Soy Oil

Lisa HumphreysJun 30, 2019

- Reposted from July 31, 2017 - NEW CLAIM ADDS ADVANTAGE FOR U.S. SOYBEAN FARMERS WITH FOOD INDUSTRY Soybean oil can be part of a…

Food

Food Uses of Soy that May Surprise You, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkJun 27, 2019

Global consumption of soy extends beyond traditional food choices such as tempeh, tofu and soymilk. Soy ingredients also provide functional and nutrition benefits for various…

Food

USSEC Indonesia Supports 400-Year-Old Tempeh Industry

USSEC Staff WriterJun 26, 2019

Indonesians have been using soybeans to make tempeh and tofu for more than 400 years. Dr. Aip Syarifuddin helps the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)…

Food

Indian Tofu Manufacturers Find Quality in U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterJun 23, 2019

Varinder Singh Bhatti manufacturers tofu in India, where very few soybeans are grown. He says his customers look for very specific qualities, and find them…

Food

Food Uses of Soy that May Surprise You, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkJun 20, 2019

Global consumption of soy extends beyond traditional food choices such as tempeh, tofu and soymilk. Soy ingredients also provide functional and nutrition benefits for various…

Food

Global Growth Markets for New Soy Products, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkJun 2, 2019

With more consumer attention focused on food products that offer quality ingredients, nutrition content, and high-quality plant proteins, soyfoods are gaining prominence, as many new…

Food

Global Growth Markets for New Soy Products, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkMay 26, 2019

With more consumer attention focused on food products that offer quality ingredients, nutrition content and high-quality plant proteins, soyfoods are gaining prominence, as many new…

Food

A Closer Look: Impact of Soy Infant Formula On Growth and Development

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 3, 2019

There has been a lot of discussion of late about the impact of soy infant formula (SIF) on growth and development, primarily because soyfoods, including…

Food

How Global Food and Lifestyle Trends Increase the Demand for Soyfoods, Part 3

Linda FunkApr 29, 2019

New spins on traditional soyfoods hold appeal for contemporary consumers.  “The world is moving toward more plant-based and flexitarian eating. It’s not surprising that the…

Food

How Global Food and Lifestyle Trends Increase the Demand for Soyfoods, Part 2

Linda FunkApr 22, 2019

New spins on traditional soyfoods hold appeal for contemporary consumers. “The world is moving toward more plant-based and flexitarian eating. It’s not surprising that the…

Food

Diverse Studies Confirm Health Benefits of Soyfood

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 28, 2019

Much of the research published over the past several months goes a long way towards solidifying the benefits of soyfoods as well as dispelling myths…

Food

Ten Reasons Why Soyfoods are Increasingly in Demand

Linda FunkJan 21, 2019

Soyfoods have long been an integral part of Asian cuisine, and are now growing in popularity with American consumers as well. Soy offers versatility, culinary…

Food

Legume Analysis Highlights Superior Quality of Soy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Dec 11, 2018

In plant-based diets, beans play a critically important role as sources of protein.  In fact, it is difficult if not impossible to meet the requirement…

Food

A New Whey to Drink Soy

Nayeli VilanovaDec 7, 2018

Increasingly, U.S. Soy is being processed for human consumption, typically in the form of vegan-friendly soy milk. Soon, consumers who want to drink their soy…

End Users

U.S. Soybean Versatility Highlighted at Dakotafest

Michelle RookOct 13, 2018

The soybean industry is a dynamic part of South Dakota's economy with meal and oil products providing feed for livestock and food for consumers. Farmers…

Food

North Dakota Soybean Farmers Meet Growing Demand for Soy Food and Milk

Dady MaskarAug 14, 2018

Bob Sinner of S&B Foods discusses how North Dakota producers provide soybean products to satisfy global demands for healthful soy foods and milks for growing populations.…

Food

Indonesia’s Growing Appetite for U.S. Soy

Dady MaskarAug 13, 2018

The United States exported 2.5 million tons of soybeans to Indonesia last year, almost exclusively for human consumption. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) spoke with…

Food

High Blood Pressure? Soyfoods May be a Good Fit

Sandra AllonenAug 7, 2018

Are soyfoods a good fit for people with high blood pressure? Absolutely. Low sodium soy products such as unsalted edamame, roasted (unsalted) soy nuts, soy…

Food

Soy foods Hypotensive? Examining the Clinical Evidence

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Aug 1, 2018

High blood pressure (BP) is an  important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide.1,2Current guidelines classify adults with an average systolic blood pressure (SBP) of…

Food

Drones Help U.S. Soybean Farmers Reduce Waste, Maximize Resources and Boost Yields

Jen Del CarmenJul 16, 2018

Many U.S. farmers are vocal in stating that precision agriculture (also known as “big data”) has changed the way they farm. But can precision agriculture,…

Food

Soybean Components Make Soy Foods Enticing When it Comes to Good Health

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jul 6, 2018

The dramatic rise in soy research beginning in the early 1990s can be attributed primarily to the new interest in isoflavones. This interest is directly…

Food

Mexico Culinary Students Choose U.S. Soy

Nayeli VilanovaJun 8, 2018

Cooking is more than a favorite hobby for Andrea Aguilar – it’s also her livelihood. The Merida, Mexico native noticed that culinary schools in Mexico’s…

Food

Soyfoods: Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Lowering Chronic Disease Risk

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 28, 2018

A systematic review and meta-analysis published by Canadian researchers highlights the important role plant protein, and in particular soy protein, can have in reducing risk…

Food

Soyfoods Make It Easy to Eat More Legumes

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 14, 2018

The United Nations declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses, placing a focus on the role of these foods in healthy diets…

Animal Feed

Food + Fuel

Lisa HumphreysMay 13, 2018

With soybeans, we don't have to choose. U.S. soybean farmers grow versatile and renewable soybeans to help meet food, feed, and fuel demand globally.

Biodiesel

Uses for Soybeans

Chris KrullMay 11, 2018

Soybeans are used in a wide variety of foods for humans and animals, as well as for industrial and consumer products such as building materials,…

Food

Experts Share How Shifting Global Food Habits Impact U.S. Soy

Jayne GodfreyMay 3, 2018

Author and consultant Eve Turow Paul has spent the last five years studying the wants and needs of Millennials around the world, specifically those born…

Food

Speaking of Soy: Media and Internet Do a Disservice to the Science

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Feb 19, 2018

These days, everybody is a nutrition expert. A recent survey of osteopathic medical students found that the students had little knowledge of medical nutrition therapy,…

Food

FDA Authorizes Qualified Health Claim for Soy Oil

Lisa HumphreysAug 1, 2017

New claim adds advantage for U.S. soybean farmers with food industry Soybean oil can be part of a healthy diet. Now soybean farmers – and…

Digestible Protein

NEIL DOTY, 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 18, 2017

Neil Doty, technical director consultant at Northern Crops Institute, spoke at the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange about specialty grains, including oilseeds such as…

End Users

PAULINE OUDIN, 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 15, 2017

Pauline Oudin, managing director at Soprexa USA, spoke at the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange about market research into customer preferences. How can U.S.…

Animal Feed

SOON BIN NEOH, 2015 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 12, 2017

Dr. Soon-Bin Neoh, managing director of Soon Soon Group in Malaysia, examines what has value to soy processors and speaks to the efficiency of the…

Demand

The Blueprint for BUILDING Demand

USB Staff WriterMay 2, 2017

If you simply look at the numbers, there’s no doubt that U.S. soy has evolved from a support crop to a major player in the…

Food

Bean Squeeze

USB Staff WriterApr 27, 2017

When it comes to value, soybeans top the ingredient list of food, feed, fuel and industrial product manufacturers. In addition to helping meet sustainability goals,…

Biotechnology

Health benefits of biotechnology

Lisa Katic, RD, CSWSep 8, 2014

What benefits do biotechnology enhanced soybeans provide to human health and environmental sustainability?