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1Protein derived from soybeans, used as a replacement for animal protein in foods and fodder.‘I'm trying to add more soy into my diet’‘soy is a key ingredient in livestock feed’
- ‘Whether your aim is to avoid milk or to eat more soy, you can now find 'cultured soy' tucked in among the milk products in the yogurt aisle.’
- ‘Besides nuts, wheat, soy and milk are common allergens.’
- ‘My doctor recommended that I incorporate soy into my diet.’
- ‘Many children who are allergic to soy tolerate cow's milk formulas quite well.’
- ‘Nutritionists say that, for the most part, eating soy is better for most people than eating mostly beef or pork.’
2The soybean plant.‘soy is the nation's leading source of food-grade oil’‘the most common GMOs are soy, corn, canola and cotton’
- ‘The chief benefits of biotech corn and soy accrue to farmers who lower their weed and pest control costs.’
- ‘Runaway pollen and seeds from GM crops like soy, corn and canola have been a great concern since the commercial cultivation of GM plants began in 1996.’
- ‘Typical crops for conventional biodiesel production include soy, sunflower, rapeseed, palm, and other oilseed-bearing crops such as jatropha.’
- ‘Second only to corn as America's most widely grown crop, soy is the nation's leading source of food-grade oil.’
- ‘More and more land was put towards cash crops like coffee and soy.’
Late 17th century: from Japanese soy, shoy, variant of shō-yu, from Chinese shi-yu, from shi ‘salted beans’ + yu ‘oil’.
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