Nutrition
Consumer Goods

Why Do Soyfoods Make Great Snacks?

Linda FunkMay 18, 2021

How do changes in the global picture for snacking behaviors and related consumer preferences have…

Health

Soyfoods and Brain Health, Part 2

Linda FunkSep 28, 2021

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) tracks trends that may represent global market opportunities for U.S.-grown soy. As evolving consumer priorities elevate health, wellness and…

Composition

Soyfoods are Integral to Top Food Trends

Linda FunkSep 21, 2021

Twists and turns in global food and shopping trends have revealed shifts that may benefit the demand for U.S.-grown soy. Soyfoods retain their multifaceted appeal…

Composition

Do You See Soyfoods at the Center of Global Food Trends?

Linda FunkSep 20, 2021

My recent professional travels have demonstrated to me the various ways that soyfoods and U.S.-grown soybeans connect with current consumer attitudes. Initiatives range from packaging…

Exports

Soybean Oil: An Underappreciated Source of Nutrition

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Sep 8, 2021

Discussions about soy nutrition often focus on protein, which is not surprising since protein-rich diets are popular, and soybeans are among the best plant sources…

Consumer Goods

Future Soy Consumers: What’s on Their Minds?

Linda FunkAug 9, 2021

Will the priorities of today’s young adult consumers have a positive impact on the demand for U.S.-grown soy? Think about it. Millennials are concerned about…

Food

Will Market Drivers for Dairy Alternative Ice Cream Also Benefit U.S Soy?

Linda FunkJul 14, 2021

Can the plant-based evolution of ice cream help increase the market for U.S.-grown soybeans? Consider that ice cream, including dairy alternative versions, seems to be…

Food

Will Food Transparency Change the Conversation About Soy?

Linda FunkJul 2, 2021

Can rising food transparency enable increased demand and consumption of sustainable U.S. soy? USSEC CEO Jim Sutter recently addressed that issue in the Soy Suite…

Protein

Soy Protein Promotes Men’s Health, Muscle Mass, and Strength

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 17, 2021

A recent surge in evidence from an array of sources highlights the nutritional and health attributes of soy protein for men. These sources include newly…

Buyers

As Natto’s Popularity Grows, U.S. Soy Eyes Further Opportunities

Will McNairMay 3, 2021

What is natto? While many consumers have heard of this popular soyfood, they still might be unsure as to what natto actually is. Natto is…

Marketplace

Redefine, Revisit, Readjust and Reboot: How Pandemic Pivots May Benefit the Soyfoods Market

Linda FunkMay 3, 2021

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) compiles and shares information about emerging trends with a potential for increasing the demand for U.S.-grown soybeans. April is…

Buyers

Celebrating National Soyfoods Month with U.S. Soy

Will McNairApr 26, 2021

This month, the U.S. soy industry celebrates both National Soyfoods Month and Earth Day. The two go hand-in-hand. The theme of Earth Day 2021 is…

Marketplace

Redefine, Revisit, Readjust, Reboot: How Pandemic Pivots May Benefit the Soy Foods Market

Linda FunkApr 26, 2021

The United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) compiles and shares information about emerging trends with a potential for increasing the demand for U.S.-grown soybeans. April…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Getting Kentucky Fields Ready to Plant

Caleb RaglandApr 9, 2021

March brought plenty of rain to our area of central Kentucky, in the southern United States. We have been repairing waterways in our rolling fields…

Academics

On World Health Day, Take a Closer Look at Reasons to add Soy Foods to Your Diet

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Apr 7, 2021

World Health Day 2021 — sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7 each year — highlights WHO’s commitment to building a fairer,…

High Protein

U.S. Soy: Setting the Foundation for Growth of Protein Production in Emerging Markets

Laura TempleMar 22, 2021

Egypt, Thailand and Vietnam are soybean markets that all are showing significant growth in imports from the U.S. The history of USSEC investments in these…

Food

Soyfoods Suit Dieters’ Attitudes

Linda FunkMar 18, 2021

National Nutrition Month underscores the importance of making informed food choices and offers an opportunity for educating global consumers about the attractive nutrition profile of…