Tell the Government "Palm Tree Loggers Are Bad AND SOY Industry CROPS Are Bad - Causing Equal Deforestation In The Amazon. If You Stopped Supporting Palm Oil, you should STOP Supporting SOY!"
Brazil and USA are the Two Leading Producers OF soy. Bolivia follows hard after them. Most Crops in the USA are GMO Crops (Genetically Modified) by notorious Monsanto, highly skilled in Crafting Words - numerous Countries have bought their LIES. They are NOT out to Save Humanity! Based on extensive Research by many True Health Professionals and Independent Researchers, they are (and have proved to be) a THREAT to Humanty. India can tell you the Real Impact of Monsanto's GMO Scheme. 100s of Farmers take their lives to escape the appauling conditions those GMO Crops and the Excessive use of their Nasty Toxic RoundUp creates.
KEEP MONSANTO'S GMO FRANKEN-SEEDS AND NASTY PRACTICES OUT OF AUSTRALIA.
BAN HARMFUL GLYPHOSATES and ROUNDUP FROM MONSANTO.
EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THE TRUE FACTS ABOUT SOY, AND BOYCOT THE SOY INDUSTRY!
There's an Information War going on in recent years about Canola and Soy because Truth is out concerning them now!
As an Independent Natural Health Researcher 30+ Yrs, I pity anyone who is taken in by the likes of SOY. People, please realise that calling Soy a Healthy Food, is actually very outdated, since much more knowledge has come to light about it, and especially the Soy Industry. Then there's the likes of Monsanto's dirty Ploy of GMO Seeds and Excessive use of Toxic RoundUp - a destructive DUO indeed. It's all very Nasty when you have to research it (in reality, no end to their crimes on Nature and Human Health). An absolute contrast to the so-called humanitarian claims they make in their promotion campaigns. In the USA, most Soy Crops are GMO and this has spread to other Countries, and some Countries have seen the necessity to completely BAN GMOs. Some of them learnt the hard way after lots of health casualties like never before.
"A Safe Soy that doesn't hurt?" that is a good question someone asked on a Website exposing the Serious Widespread Deforestation that is going on in some Countries because of the highly Ambitious Soy Industry. Due to certain properties in SOY now revealed, it is not meant to be ingested - there are a few serious issues with it. In Australia, many keen Vegetarians won't touch it.
Our World In Data has these things to say:
The Indirect Impacts Of Soy Production
Soy may not be a direct driver of deforestation now in the Brazilian Amazon (to the extent it has been) But we should also think about the indirect impacts of increased production. We know that the area being used to grow Soy is still increasing, and that land has to come from somewhere. In particular regions, such as Mato Grosso, studies have found that instead of replacing forest, these Croplands are replacing pasture. If this Pasture Land is shifting into forested areas, we could argue that SOY is still a major underlying cause of deforestation.
A recent study by researchers Nikolas Kuschnig, Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, and Tamás Krisztin reached this conclusion. They combined high-resolution satellite imagery from the Mato Grosso region in Brazil with socioeconomic panel data to not only quantify the direct impacts of Soy Production, but also the spillover effects. The results suggest that by only looking at direct impacts we are underestimating the Role that Soy continues to play in Deforestation.
Is Soy Production Driving Deforestation?
Since 2009, satellite imagery has been used to help to identify Soybean Crops being grown on Deforested Areas.
Numerous studies have reached a very similar conclusion: it is pasture, not soybean production that is driving most deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. But, this only looks at the Direct Drivers of Deforestation. In other words, the cutting down of forest today to make space for Cropland for Soy Production.
It’s also the case that the Amazonas region in Brazil gets most of the attention. But most soy is now grown in other regions of the country. In 2015, only 13% came from the Amazon, while 48% came from the Cerrado region. Some researchers therefore make a strong case that interventions such as the ‘Soy Moratorium’ need to be extended to cover regions beyond the Amazon if they are to be effective. Without wider implementation of these policies, we will continue to see deforestation simply shift elsewhere. Source HERE
Mongabay Frontline News Informs Us:
Bolivia Has A Soy Deforestation Problem. It’s Worse Than Previously Thought.
Recently released satellite data from Bolivia shows that soy plantations were responsible for over 900,000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of deforestation between 2001 and 2021.
Nearly a quarter of the deforestation was caused by Mennonite communities, who purchased the land legally in hopes of expanding their simple, rural lifestyles.
This better understanding of Mennonite activity in Bolivia comes from a new data set from Global Forest Watch, which combined Soy Plantation Mapping with Forest Loss Imagery to determine Soy-Driven Deforestation. Source HERE
A clear demarcation between Amazon Rainforest and Soy Plantation.
Image by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay
Important Research Statements Made By Bees Wax Co:
Does Soy Lead To Deforestation?
Environmental Impact: The soy industry is closely linked to deforestation. Soybean production has caused forests to be cleared and tilled, leading to destroyed habitats and soil erosion. The Amazon rainforest is one of the soy industry's biggest victims.
Deforestation there suddenly rose in 2015 and is continuing to rise due to an increase in demand for soy products.
GMOs and Pesticides: Most soybeans are grown from genetically modified seeds. These seeds have been altered to become resistant to an herbicide, glyphosate, enabling farmers to heavily use herbicides to kill weeds without killing their soy plants.
In addition to herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers are commonly used in commercial soybean farming practices. These chemicals pollute the environment.
Chemical Processing: Soy candles go through several chemical treatments before they are ready for sale.
Bleach, paraffin, fragrance oils, and dyes are all toxic chemicals that can be harmful when released into the air. Source HERE
GMOs (Genetically Modified Foods) And Pesticides: How Safe Are They Really? HERE
We Are Custodians Of The Earth – Lets Take Care Of Nature And She Will Take Care Of Us HERE
The Need For Biodiversity In Food Crops: Surprising Observations And Advantages HERE
Ecosia: The Search Engine That Funded Our New Trees! We Say Thank You. HERE
Market Growers, Give Up Nasty Chemicals And Try SoilCharge Instead HERE
Scientists in Malaysia: Are Forgotten Crops The Future Of Food? BBC HERE
Needless To Say "I Am Not A Supporter Of Soy!"
Neither will you be, if you read my other Post that gets about 400 - 600 views a month.
Why Is There So Much Soy In Everything? We Should Stand Up To These Manufacturers! HERE
For Health, for Nature, Say NO to Soy!