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Representatives from the entire Swedish food chain guarantee responsible soy production

Representatives from 27 Swedish food companies and organisations, have entered into a voluntary agreement to make sure that soy used in the production of food sold in Sweden is produced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

The agreement states that in 2014 at least 60 percent of the soy that is used and/or sold by the companies in the Swedish Soy Dialogue network must be responsibly produced, while in 2015 this figure will increase to 100%.

The Soy Dialogue is a Swedish call for responsibly produced soy that is certified in accordance with RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) or ProTerra’s principles and criteria.

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