Asked by: Luca Zelenkevich
asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020

Where is soy used?

Soybeans are processed for their oil (see uses below) and meal (for the animal feed industry). A smaller percentage is processed for human consumption and made into products including soy milk, soy flour, soy protein, tofu and many retail food products. Soybeans are also used in many non-food (industrial) products.

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In this regard, what foods are high in soy?

The following is a list of foods containing soy.

  • Edamame. These soybeans are harvested when the beans are still green and sweet tasting.
  • Meat Alternatives. Meat alternatives, containing soy protein or tofu, are used to imitate meat, such as burgers, sausages, bacon and hot dogs.
  • Miso.
  • Soymilk.

Secondly, why is soy so bad? Soy contains isoflavones, which act like estrogen in the body. Since many breast cancers need estrogen to grow, it would stand to reason that soy could increase breast cancer risk.

In this manner, where does soy grow?

Soybean industry Production practices show that U.S. farmers commonly grow soybeans in crop rotation with corn. More than 80 percent of soybeans are cultivated in the upper Midwest. The Unites States counted Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota as their leading soybean producing states as of November 2016.

Why soy farming is bad?

Soil erosion, degradation, and compaction Because soy cultivation is highly mechanized, soil compaction is also a problem on many large soybean farms.

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