July 31, 2014
IP for Vegetarians
For over three thousand years soybeans have been part of diets across southeast Asia and, in many countries, an essential part of their culture. In recent decades though, this versatile crop has exploded in production and expanded to new corners of the world. From the Argentina to China, consumers are quickly adding more and more soy products — from oils to tofus — to their menus.
Keeping up with these demands means farmers need healthier and heartier varieties of soybeans that can stand up to the constant threat of weeds and diseases. Innovators have taken up this challenge and are producing varieties that offer new forms of pest control and can adapt to all types of climates. To learn more, download our IP in Ag Innovation Series Infographic: Soybean