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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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REVIEW PROCESS OF THE RTRS RESPONSIBLE SOY PRODUCTION STANDARD V2.0

The RTRS promotes the continuous improvement and is aware and wants to represent the different opinions and needs of its members. Therefore, and considering the review periods established in the RTRS Responsible Soy Production Standard V1.0 and V2.0, the RTRS starts ...

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SOY IN A COUNTRY OF TULIPS

Last week I visited a soy producer in Holland, something like visiting a tulip producer in Mato Grosso, Brazil. I was surprised that even with no track record in soy cultivation  and no specific technology applied, the results they obtained ...

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THE BEL GROUP COMMITS TO SUPPORTING CERTIFIED SOY MEAL FOR DAIRY COWS

Acting towards sustainable dairy production. The Bel Group collects some 1.7 billion liters of milk a year from 3,200 dairy producers, who farm close to its production sites. As major player in dairy products, and aware of its duty to ...

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