First import of sustainable soy arrives in Holland

03-11-2006 | |
First import of sustainable soy arrives in Holland

The first batch of sustainable produced soy has arrived in the Amsterdam harbour on 3 November. This Brazilian soy will be used in animal feed and did not sacrifice tropical rainforest and other nature areas. Furthermore, the rights of the local people have been respected throughout the production process.

The soy is
certified via the so called “Baselcriteria” and has been result
of agreements between the Dutch dairy cooperation Campina and World Wide Fund
among others. After China, The
Netherlands is the second largest
importer of soyand with this strong position it can make a significant contribution
in increasing sustainable produced soy on a global level.

Not later than 2011, Campina wants to replace
all the soy with the sustainable soy in dairy rations of its member farmers in the


Germany and


. This represents 150,000
tonnes of soy annually. The first batch has been imported by Cefetra for the
compound feed companies Hendrix UTD, Agrifirm, Cehave Landbouwbelang, Boerenbond
Deurne and De Heus Brokking.

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