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      Argentina’s soybean meal: A threat or an opportunity in the sight?

      United States is steeply increasing its oilseed crushing capacity for its growing soybean oil needs, with an installed capacity expected to increase by 28% over the 2022-2026 period. Projected with consumption trends, which aspire to grow but to a lesser extent, United States could increase its exportable supply of soybean meal by close to 50% in the next fi...

      Functional properties of mildly fractionated soy protein as influenced by the processing pH

      In this study an alternative mild fractionation process for the extraction of soy protein is investigated; aqueous fractionation, in which oil extraction and intensive washing steps are omitted. Moreover, a pH adjustment is proposed instead of the conventional neutralization step. The mildly fractionated soy protein fractions (SPFs) showed higher protein and...

      Effect of calcium enrichment on the composition, conformation, and functional properties of soy protein

      Plant-based diets with sufficient calcium (Ca) supplements are needed to protect the body from Ca deficiencies. The Ca enrichment of protein ingredients during fractionation can provide a new route to increase the Ca content in plant-based products. We, therefore, investigated if the partial replacement of NaOH by Ca(OH)2 during the neutralization step of th...

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        World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC11)

        World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC11)

        REVIEW AND IMPRESSIONS World Soybean Research Conference 11 (WSRC11) 18 - 23 June 2023, Vienna, Austria  The World Soybean Research Conference took place under the motto 'soybean research for sustainable development' from 18 - 23 June 2023 - for the first time in...

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        XVI. International Lupin Conference

        XVI. International Lupin Conference

        „Breeding, Cultivation and Use of Lupins for a Sustainable Agriculture – Recent Developments"   19.-23. June 2023 in Rostock, Germany     The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) and the Julius Kühn Institute - Federal Research Centre for...

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            WSRC: The bean that shaped the world

            The World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC11) will soon take place in Vienna, Austria: from 18 - 23 June 2023. In this video, Donau Soja presents the history of soya cultivation and the questions to be discussed on the WSRC. The captivating story of the soybean's journey to Europe and its subsequent global spread is now revealed in an extraordinary vide...

            Plant proteins in ruminant nutrition

            Dr Lorna MacPherson presents on the role plant proteins in ruminant diets. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

            Plant proteins in food policy

            Professor Mads Fischer-Moller's presentation focuses on how is approaching plant proteins for human consumption. The slides were presented as part of a workshop on plant proteins.

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