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World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)
Bridget Owen and Nicholas Scates
Principal Contact: Bridget Owen
The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program promotes
the use of U.S. soy protein products in developing countries where
deficiency of protein in human diets is acknowledged to be a serious
problem. WISHH activities range from developing higher-protein
breads that are suitable for Afghanistan relief efforts to identifying
new uses for soy-fortified noodles in Indonesian school lunches.
In addition, WISHH is demonstrating the role of soy-based foods
in providing essential nutrition to the millions of people affected
by HIV/AIDS and much more.
For more information about WISHH
Illinois Soy Foods Center (ICSF)
Keith Cadwallader & Karen Chapman-Novakofsky
Principal Contact: Marilyn Nash
The Illinois Center for Soy Foods (ICSF) is dedicated to developing
innovative processing and marketing techniques , educating society
on the advantages of a soy-enriched diet, and communicating new
health benefits of soy. It is an integrated cross disciplinary
effort supported by the C-FAR Sentinel Program and the National
Soybean Research Laboratory. Its operations are managed by action
teams of renowned researchers and scientists. Its research areas
are Food Technology, Marketing, Nutrition and Safety , INTSOY
and Functional Foods for Health (FFH).
For more information
International Soybean Program (INTSOY)
Contact: Karl Weingartner
The International Soybean Program, headquarted at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has served as an international
soybean resource base since 1973. INTSOY's primary goal is to improve
human nutrition around the world through increased use of whole
soybeans, a legume rich in protein, unsaturated oils, vitamins and
minerals. Through its past research and education efforts, INTSOY
established a cooperative of more than 500 like-minded soybean scientists
at approximately 150 national and international organizations in
more than 130 countries around the world. Many of these scientists
are working to strengthen cooperative research on soybean marketing,
processing and utilization.
For more information
Related Nutrition , Processing and Marketing Links
Association - The Illinois Soybean Association is the statewide organization for
Illinois soybean farmers. The farmers on its board administer soybean
checkoff funds to support research, promotion and educational programs
designed to increase demand for Illinois soybeans and administer
legislative and membership programs.
Association of North America - a non-profit trade association
that promotes consumption of soyfoods in the diet. SANA
members represent large and small soyfoods companies, growers
and suppliers of soybeans, nutritionists, cookbook authors,
equipment representatives, food scientists and retailers.
- information on soy foods, soy foods for health and nonfood
uses of soybeans. Includes Recipes for Consumers, Health/Nutrition
Information, Health/Nutrition Research, Soyfood Companies,
and much more.
Soyfoods Directory - a variety of soy-related information
including information on research, soyfood companies and products,
Nutrition Analysis Tool - provides information on the
relative composition of food, intended to empower individuals
to select a nutrient dense diet.
- covers soy related subjects in areas such as farmer advocacy,
farm community issues, soy info center, soy products, farm
shopping and association news. From ASA.