The netherlands sign a declaration for sustainable soybean production in own country
Thirteen EU countries, including the Netherlands, signed Monday in Brussels, a European “sojaverklaring”. That encourages the sustainable cultivation of non-genetically engineered soybeans and other protein crops.
The idea behind it is that Europe is less dependent on soy imports.
Thirteen member states want the agency to increase the growing group of consumers who prefer to be nearby grown organic and herbal products. A large part of the used in Europe soy is now imported, including from South America. This is jungle cut down, which is one of the reasons is for the cultivation in the EU to stimulate.
The member states are divided over the import of genetically modified soy, which is often used for livestock feed. This week, voted fifteen EU countries at an import permit for three new types of soybeans, which are resistant against certain pesticides.
The environment committee of the European Parliament is also against, because of the potential health risks.