ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program continues discussions with companies utilizing U.S. soy in food production in order to feed populations worldwide. As part of their USB-funded thought leader meetings, WISHH received a briefing from Lubbock-based Breedlove Foods. Breedlove is a commercial-sized non-profit food processor. The company is a long-time user of textured soy protein in the foods it manufactures for global partners to distribute nutritious meals.
These thought leader meetings give WISHH and U.S. soybean growers key insights into companies or organizations that purchase U.S. soy for use in the developing and emerging markets where WISHH works. Breedlove, like WISHH strategic partner Edesia, counts U.S. Agency for International Development and United Nations World Food Programme as key customers. They often procure Breedlove Foods through the International Food Relief Partnership, a P.L. 480 Title II-funded program. The program supports the production, packaging, and stockpiling of specialized ready-to-use foods, and also the transport, delivery and distribution of those commodities by U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit and Public International Organizations.
As the company discusses its increased soy utilization numbers, Breedlove and WISHH continue to investigate ways to partner for the future. Breedlove is just one of many companies WISHH will speak to in 2023 as it reinforces soy protein’s role in global food security.