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RTRS ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD

During the 9th General Assembly, new members were elected to the RTRS’ Executive Board: Christophe Callu Mérite (Feed Alliance), Alejandro O’Donnell (Aapresid) and Ulises Martínez (Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina). The Executive Board also reconfirmed Olaf Brugman (Rabobank) as its president, Juliana Lopes ...

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RESPONSIBLE SOY CHAIN TARGETS GREATER MARKET SHARE AND ZERO DEFORESTATION

Leading players in the soy value chain have rallied behind the call to increase the European market share for responsibly cultivated soy that does not cause harm to nature or workers. At its 10th conference on Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium, ...

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RTRS LAUNCHES GUIDES FOR RESPONSIBLE SOY EXPANSION IN BRAZIL AND PARAGUAY

After a long working process with different stakeholders, RTRS has finalized a new set of tools to orient expansion of soy cultivation in a responsible way in Paraguay and Brazil. These tools, consisting of zoning maps and guides to pre-identify ...

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RT10 CONFRONTS SOY CHAIN’S ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES

One major ecological challenge was manifest at the 10th annual RTRS conference in Brussels: it’s deforestation, and the time to bring it down to zero is now. This strong message from several NGOs found a receptive audience at the RT10 ...

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PRODUCERS AT RT10 SHOWCASE IMPACT OF THE RTRS STANDARD

RTRS’s 10th annual conference in Brussels offered a rare opportunity for responsible soy producers from Brazil, Argentina, Canada and India to come together and exchange experiences among themselves and with all stakeholders in the soy supply chain. The producers represented ...

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CONSUMER GOODS FORUM CALLS FOR COLLABORATION FOR RESPONSIBLE SOY

Unilever and Ahold, members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) opened the 10th Annual Conference of RTRS with a call for action. They urged the participants to act upon their commitments to responsible soy to achieve the goal of zero ...

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McDONALD’S STRESSES COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE SOY AT RT10

At the 10th annual conference of RTRS in Brussels, Belgium, global brand McDonald’s showcased its involvement in the use of responsible soy. “RTRS has a crucial role for us to meet our goal of 100% responsible soy”, said keynote speaker ...

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ARGENTINA’S MAPPING PROJECT IS IN PROGRESS

The next meeting will take place on July 1st and the project will be carried out throughout 2015. The Technical Working Group is set up and ready and the RTRS Mapping Project for Argentina has already begun. After the first ...

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A PASSAGE TO INDIA: HOW THE RTRS STANDARD IS CHANGING PRODUCERS’ LIVES AND WORK

I landed at New Delhi’s ultra-modern airport and from there I connected to the also ultra-modern airport of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, the largest soy producer state in India. This was my first time in India, so everything was quite ...

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BRAZILIAN SOY PRODUCER AND DUTCH ANIMAL FEED COMPANY JOIN RTRS

In the first months of 2015, RTRS welcomed two new members: Agrex do Brasil SA, a Brazilian RTRS certified producer and De Heus Voeders B.V., a Dutch animal feed company. Agrex do Brasil SA produces RTRS certified soy on 29.086 ...

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