WISHH Perspectives

WISHH Partners to Improve Global Food Security through Increased Soy Utilization

As 2023 kicks off, ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program continues to partner with Edesia Nutrition – a company utilizing U.S. soy in the production of Ready to Use Supplementary Foods that are shipped widely around the world. In the coming months WISHH will work with Edesia to test a new formula for one of their products.

The new product contains the most soy that the company has used to date in RUSF products. This new formula, which meets the same, high nutritional standards as existing ones, can be produced at significant cost savings allowing the company to make more product for less and thus ultimately reach more end consumers. Over the next few months, WISHH will work with Edesia to collect acceptability data on this new product. If the new formula with higher soy inclusion rates is approved by the U.S. Agency for International Development for use in food aid, it could ultimately increase soy utilization rates in RUSFs and improve food security for more people around the world.

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