The average European citizen consumes 60.6kg of soy per year.
How is this possible?
You won’t see it listed as an ingredient, but a huge amount of soy goes into the products you find in your fridge.
The majority of the soy used in Europe comes from South America.
High in protein and energy, soy is a key commodity in global food supply chains. However, land used for soy production has been converted from forests, savannahs and grasslands - endangering valuable habitats and species and driving climate change.
EU consumption of soy is fueling the destruction of invaluable habitats in other parts of the world. The good news is that there is a way to put an end to this: EU decision-makers are currently discussing a law that could ensure that everything we eat in the EU is nature destruction-free. This is the one shot we have at eliminating deforestation and ecosystem conversion from our market.
As citizens, we must ensure our governments are standing up for nature and support a strong law!
Follow the latest developments around this law via #Together4Forests
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In addition to having a strong EU law in place to stop EU-driven destruction, we need to reduce our consumption of meat and other animal products, including dairy. EU diets are far from sustainable, with consumption of animal-based products exceeding the boundaries of sustainable or healthy consumption. Numerous recent studies have shown that a global shift towards healthier, more sustainable diets will combat climate change, improve human health and food security, reduce biodiversity loss and save lives!
Eat4Change is a WWF-led, international project co-funded by the EU, pushing for a shift towards more sustainable diets and food production practices.
Together4Forests is an international campaign, backed by 1.2 million citizens and 180+ NGOs, that is geared towards ensuring further protection of the world’s forests.