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British food firms vow to stop soy imports from deforested areas

Bloomberg covered the launch of the UK Soy Manifesto on 9 November 2021. SEI’s Chris West, who spoke at the launch event, is co-developing the monitoring system that will help ensure that industry commitments to the Manifesto are turned into effective action.

Published on 9 November 2021
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More than two dozen companies, including British grocer J Sainsbury Plc, Swiss food giant Nestle SA and French yogurt maker Danone SA, have signed the UK Soy Manifesto, a UK initiative to stop soy shipments from deforested regions of the world. The initiative, launched on 9 November 2021 with secretarial support from British consultancy Efeca, follows similar efforts in Europe. Initial funding was provided by grocery chain Tesco Plc and the World Wildlife Fund.


Chris West

Deputy Centre Director (Research)

SEI York

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