Industry watchers say local start-ups are more nimble and adept at customising their plant-based products to cater to the market’s unique palate. They stand a chance of avoiding problems that have plagued the business in the West.
As governments seek an agreement on a global plan to halt the rapid loss of the world’s biodiversity, the rights of Indigenous peoples, smallholder farmers and other agroecological communities are being sidelined.
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As the demand for vegetable oil soars, soybean farmers are deciding whether to sell their products for food or biofuel production. With biofuel producers emerging as the highest bidders, what does this mean for the future of food security?