Sustainability

Sustainable U.S. Soy Takes Off in the Americas Region

Today, many people look to live in a way that helps the environment and works for a better future. Food selection is one of the many ways they are doing that. In 2020, the impact of environmental sustainability on food purchases jumped from 27% the previous year to 34%.[1]

Products made with Sustainable U.S. SoyTM are an excellent option for those looking for nutritious and environmentally friendly alternatives. U.S. Soy is a reliable, affordable, and complete plant-based protein, and U.S. soybean farmers strive to be the ultimate stewards of the land through their commitment to sustainable farming and constant innovation.

By 2025, U.S. soybean farmers aim to:

  • Reduce land use impact by 10%.
  • Reduce soil erosion an additional 25%.
  • Increase energy use efficiency by 10%.
  • Reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 10%.

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is at work in Mexico, and countries in Central and South America, to promote the benefits of sustainable production with importers, processors, and crushers, as well as raise awareness among consumers that they can buy products containing soy that was grown sustainably in the United States. USSEC provides education and insight to advance the use of sustainable U.S. Soy in the Americas through different activities and programs.

These efforts are backed by the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP). The SSAP verifies shipments of U.S. soy are sustainable based on a national system of sustainability and conservation laws and regulations combined with careful implementation of best production practices by the nation’s more than 500,000 soybean producers.

Learn more about the Sustainable U.S. Soy at:

How to Buy Products Using Sustainable U.S. Soy

Many companies around the globe use Sustainable U.S. Soy in their products. Some of these companies in the Americas region are:

Colombia

Costa Rica

 Dominican Republic

Guatemala

 Mexico

— Partially funded by the United Soybean Board

[1] Internal Food Information Council, Food and Health Survey, 2020.

Luis Bustamante

U.S. Soy Marketing Specialist - Americas, Colombia

U.S. Soybean Export Council

Luis Bustamante is passionate about sharing information about U.S. Soy\'s sustainability and innovation.