Is Most of the Soybean Going to Human or Livestock Consumption?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the majority of soybeans produced globally are used for livestock consumption rather than human consumption.

In the US, around 80% of the soybean crop is used for livestock feed, while around 20% is used for human consumption. Soybeans are a common ingredient in animal feed due to their high protein content, and they are used to feed livestock such as cows, pigs, chickens, and fish.

In terms of human consumption, soybeans are processed into a variety of products such as tofu, soy milk, soy sauce, and tempeh, among others. Soybeans are also used as an ingredient in many processed foods, such as veggie burgers and protein bars.

Overall, while soybeans are used for both human and livestock consumption, the majority of the crop is used for animal feed.

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