According to Northern Crops Institute Program Manager Brian Sorenson, developing countries in Southeast Asia want to purchase identity-preserved food-grade soybeans. “They see the value, not only in the quality of the product but also the return on investment,” said Sorenson. “A a better quality soybean results in a higher extraction of soy milk or even a higher extraction rate or yield of the tofu so it actually can be an economic advantage to them.” There are benefits for food companies in Cambodia, Vietnam and the rest of Asia to purchase a premium product. A tropical climate can be determiental to the quality of commodity soybeans, impacting soy food products. “By controlling the product through container shipping, it is maximizing their return on investment and the quality of product provided to customers.”
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