A soy bean's point of view: teaming up with Monsanto for World domination

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If you look at the Soybean from a species perspective it’s evolution has been frighteningly good; together with corn it has colonized most of arable land in the world. Soybean is the popular protein source for livestock, due to its effective feed-conversion, although e.g ruminants like cows suffers from this diet, since they are made for ruminating on grass.

Most arable land in the world is used to feed livestock, which makes soybean the Queen of cultivated land. Moreover, the success of the bean is not only due to the good protein properties, but also the effect of a set of defense mechanisms, such as toxins which is not good for humans to over consume, especially not in raw or non-fermented form. Soy-domination also has consequences for the soil and the landscape indeed; it takes a lot of resources, not to mention water irrigation, to foster soy plant, especially when grown in huge monocultures without letting the soil regenerate - which is the case in most places. Skepticism should dawn on us already; and furthermore land in Argentina and Brazil are media for depleted soy-landscapes, where land has been claimed from rainforest and akin. Finally a vote for soy, is likely a vote for Monsanto and GMO-domination.

The Netherlands is the 2nd largest importer of soy and soy-meal in the world ( used for animal feed and processed food ) and holds an interest in de-centralizing the dominance of soy-production, which is why they signed “The European Soya Declaration”(see ref.) in 2017, as a cursor for GM-free and organic soy-production in Europe. It’s not the soy beans fault, plants just get a bad rep. in human systems. Revolution is still advised against these production methods, which is opted to save us from meat-consumption and mitigate climate change, although it represents the very conditioning of climate fatigue via modern food-production today. (ref: from the USDA Foreign Agricultural service report 2017).

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