The Danish agriculture industry has announced its commitment to ensuring 100 per cent of the soya sourced for animal feed will be responsibly produced by 2025.
Denmark, which currently accounts for approximately 0.5 per cent of the world’s soya production, has established common, binding targets for the sourcing of soya, building on the industry’s previous soya policy.
Specific intermediate incremental objectives have been set through to 2025 with the minimum percentage of verified responsible soya will be stepped up 20 per cent every year, i.e. 2021: 20 per cent, 2022: 40 per cent, 2023: 60 per cent, 2024 80 per cent, 2025: 100 per cent. This will be third-party verified and in accordance with FEFAC guidelines..
In addition to the new targets, the Danish agriculture and food industry has also committed to developing new protein sources which can be cultivated on Danish soil with a positive environmental impact., such as protein extracted from grass or seaweed.
“We wish to create real and lasting change in the countries where soya is produced and we’ll do this by requiring deforestation-free cultivation and verification,” Flemming Nør-Pedersen, director of Danish Agriculture & Food Council commented.