Managing the Soy Boom? A nice try or dangerous greenwashing?
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[download and read report from peasants organisations about WWF-initiative]

In June 2004 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released a report about the soy production called: 'Managing the Soy Boom: Two scenarios of soy production expansion in South America. The reports' main conclusion is that the expanding soybean cultivation is threatening to destroy nearly 22 million hectares of forests and savanna in South America by 2020. The report warns that the demand for soy is expected to increase by 60% in the next 20 years, which could lead to the loss of approximately 16 million hectares of savannas and 6 million hectares of tropical forests in the region. Soy exports from South America are boosted by a high demand in the European Union and China, where the crop is mainly used to feed pigs, chickens and cattle.
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ASEEDs position on GMOs
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ASEED rejects the genetic modification of our food in any way whatsoever. For several years now, we have been concerned about developments in this field, for a variety of reasons: economic consequences for farmers, corporate influence, damage to biodiversity and ‘the unknown dangers’.
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About us
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ASEED Europe (Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment, and Diversity Europe) is an international campaigning organisation, giving importance to involving youth in direct democracy activities. ASEED Europe targets the structural causes of environmental destruction and social injustice.

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