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Soy Dairy Technology Not Profitable in Developing Countries Says Recent Study

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Image: Eurasia Review Soybean is a viable crop for developing countries due to its high protein and oil content. Soybean processing technology like the "soy cow," which produces milk from soybeans, has been supported by humanitarian relief organisations and governments for decades. However, according to a recent study from the University of Illinois,  soy cows are not always economically feasible  and do not deliver the perceived benefits. Peter D Goldsmith , professor and director of the  Soybean Innovation Lab  (SIL) at the University of Illinois says, "The soy cow was promoted as a way to increase soybean utilization and address poverty and malnutrition. However, no research had been published to address whether this is a sustainable business concept for the developing world." In 2016, SIL collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on large-scale research to see if the soy cow is a viable technology for small-scale rural busi

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