U.S. Soy Industry Recognizes International Partners During Soyfoods Month

This month (April) is Soyfoods month - and the American Soybean Association's World Initiative for Soy in Human Health is saluting its partners in developing countries for their introductions of exciting new African and Hispanic foods made with soy protein ingredients in 2013 and 2014.

WISHH Chair David Iverson says there's a bumper crop of new foods containing soy offered by companies and groups that WISHH has assisted through training, product samples and more. Iverson says USDA and the Agency for International Development - along with soy checkoff funds - are assisting WISHH and its partners to meet the need for protein in nutritious, affordable foods in developing country diets.

Thanks to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service support - WISHH will be able to host educational conferences in Kenya and Ghana this spring for African and U.S. food industries to explore opportunities in school feeding and retail programs to offer healthier choices. Seventy-eight-percent of U.S. consumers agree protein contributes to a healthy diet - and more than 50-percent of adults say they want more of it in their diets - according to an NPD Group study. For more information - visit www dot WISHH dot org (www.wishh.org).

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