Spotlight on Soy Plant Protein
The global demand for soybeans is not slowing down anytime soon. The harvest of this commodity crop was 370 million metric ton in 2018, compared to 270 million metric ton in 2012 and 130 million metric ton in 1996. As a result, soy crop cultivation is now spreading from the Amazon to the Cerrado region in Brazil. The latter region is home to some 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity.