Soya-food links and partners
Textured Soy PROTEIN
The protein in the soybean contains all of the essential amino acids necessary for humans, and can sustain health at all stages of development. Using the protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) method, soy protein products generally receive scores of between 0.95 and 1.00, the highest value possible.
Soya Food Links
Links to interesting sites about soy foodhttp://www.soyafoodonline.com
Soya Food Links
Links to interesting sites about soy food
American Soybean Association (ASA) -
he ASA mainly deal with policy development and implementation of soya in the US via Congress presentations.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council -
Works as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK). Funded from the Government's Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) for academic research and training in the non-clinical life sciences
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – GM FAQs - www.defra.gov.uk/environment/gm/crops/faq.htm#Other
This website gives information on GM crops and production as well as providing links to the most recent news in the field. It also has a general introduction to GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and the Governments policies concerning GMOs.
European Federation of Biotechnology - www.efb-central.org
The non-profit association of Learned Societies, Universities, Institutes, Companies and Individuals interested in the promotion of Biotechnology throughout Europe and beyond
Food and Drink Federation -
The voice of the UK food and drinks industry.
Green Alliance - www.greenalliance.org.uk
This organisation works on environmental policy at senior level with government, parliament, business and other NGOs (non-government organisations).
Greenpeace - www.greenpeace.org.uk
An organisation “created to defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating ,exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions.”
Genetic ID - www.genetic-id.com
A company that specialises in GMO identification.
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - www.ift.org
A non-profit scientific society with members working in food science and food technology producing reports into biotechnology and its progress.
Institute of Grocery distribution (IGD) -
IGD is concerned with the development of the food and grocery industry. It is involved with leading research and qualifications in the food and grocery industry.
Monsanto - www.monsanto.com
The website of the American agricultural company that created Roundup™ and Roundup Ready ™ soya.
National Centre For Biotechnology Education (NCBE) - www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk
A website managed by the University of Reading committed to educating the public about the processes involved in biotechnology.
Phytochemicals – Soy - www.phytochemicals.info/plants/soy.php
This website gives a basic overview of soya and the chemicals it contains including the different types of isoflavones/ phytoestrogens.
Sense About Science- Making Sense of GM -http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index.php/site/project/16/
An independent charitable trust responding to the misrepresentation of science and scientific evidence on issues that matter to society. They work with scientists and civic groups to promote evidence and scientific reasoning in public discussion. A booklet is available to download on GM.
Soya - http://www.soya.be/
Information about soy and soya products. Administered by the Top Cultures organisation on whose aim is to provide information on natural foods in general and soya food products in particular.
SoyInfo Centre - www.soyinfocenter.com/HSS/history.php
This website maps a history of soya and its products globally, from its production and trade to the uses of its oils and products.
SoyInfo.Com - http://www.soyinfo.com/
A website concerned with the consumer, with information about soy products and related protein issues.
Soy Stats - www.soystats.com
A website containing statistical information about soya, including facts and figures on global production, crop yield and crop value.
A publishing, research and consultation firm in the soya market. This website contains general information about soya and other oil related seeds, it also contains other useful website addresses linked to soya and soya production.
Sustain - www.sustainweb.org
The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.
The Food Standards Agency – Soya Allergy Information
This website gives information on the symptoms of an allergic reaction to soya, where soya and soya products can be found in the supermarket and advice on using soya in infant formulae.
The US Department of Agriculture- the National Agricultural Library - www.nal.usda.gov
Using this website you can retrieve the exact composition of soya, from its products such as flour to the soyabean, raw, fresh or dried.
The Vegatarian Society
An information sheet on the meat alternatives including soya products such as TVP, tofu, tempeh, soy sauces and soya dairy alternatives.
Wikipedia – Soybean -
A large database of information concerning soya and soya products; however caution should be exercised when using this website as a reference as anybody can edit the contents.
Soy | University of Maryland Medical Center
Precautions Soy Allergy. People who are allergic to soy should avoid soy foods and supplements containing soy components, such as soy isoflavones.
A federal organisation representing commercial agricultural producers and agribusinesses
Agricultural Research Council
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
South African Department of Agriculture
Grain South Africa (GSA)
South African Chamber of Baking
World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)
Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA)
National Chamber of Milling
Important - Soy and Health breakthrough
Important - Soy and Health breakthrough
Promoting Soy Awareness
Oil and Protein Seed Development Trust (OPOT)