Supply of organic soy from EU production for more sustainability

Von der Crone, Caspar (2021) Supply of organic soy from EU production for more sustainability. GAZDASÁG ÉS TÁRSADALOM, 14 (1). pp. 62-76. ISSN 0865-7823


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The volume of organic production of processed animal products is steadily increasing in Germany and other EU countries. The EU Commission expects a quota of up to 30 percent by 2030. This has positive effects on the environment, climate, biodiversity and animal welfare. An increase in organic farming also has a direct impact on reducing and eliminating the use of non-organic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, genetically modified organisms and the use of antibiotics. Egg production in particular is experiencing high growth rates in the organic sector, while other processing sectors have so far only been able to come up with small shares. In the case of fattening poultry and pigs, this is still well below 2%, while eggs have already reached over 15%, and the trend is upwards. Protein requirements are met primarily by soybeans, but other protein sources such as legumes and, above all, sunflowers and rapeseed have now also become increasingly important. Sustainability and CO2 reduction are at the center of public interest. The origin of soy from European cultivation is therefore of great importance. This significantly reduces the impact on the climate. The previous main suppliers in South America are waiting with smaller market shares. This mainly affects the organic sector, while conventional processing continues to rely on non-European origins for cost reasons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; organic farming; CO2 reduction; climate protection;
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GE Environmental Sciences / környezettudomány
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HD Industries. Land use. Labor / ipar, földhasználat, munkaügy > HD2 Land use / földhasználat > HD21 Regional economics / regionális gazdaság
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 10:07
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2023 14:46

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