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  •  How do you know your Tofu wasn't imported? (0+ / 0-)

    For those saying "just eat vegetarian" ... I did a quick search on "Tofu imported to US".  Here is one interesting article:

    According to a recent report by the US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS), acreage of organic soybeans has dropped in recent years after reaching a peak of 174,467 acres in 2001. Organic soybean acreage in 2005 was 122,217.

    Despite the decline, organic soybeans remain a leading organic crop in the United States, ranking third behind wheat and corn in total acreage in 2005.

    The USDA-ERS report also finds organic corn acreage increasing, growing from 99,111 acres in 2004 to 130,672 acres in 2005.

    Competition from China

    Perhaps the biggest reason US organic farmers are growing fewer organic soybeans is that major soymilk manufacturers, such as WhiteWave Foods, are importing organic soybeans from China.

    Link here

    The article is from 2007.  I'd be surprised if any soybeans that are imported (from China or elsewhere) aren't GMO, too.  The only good news ... I think China has a supply deficit for soybeans for domestic consumption, so perhaps less is getting exported.

    •  I thought China was getting most of its soy from (0+ / 0-)

      South America these days.

      I buy the Sprouts store brand of tofu, which says on it "made from non-GMO soy beans."  "and made without processing agents."  But there's no country of origin,nor where or who it is manufactured by

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