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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’
- ‘My doctor recommended that I incorporate soy into my diet.’
- ‘Besides nuts, wheat, soy and milk are common allergens.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2The soybean plant.‘soy is the nation's leading source of food-grade oil’‘the most common GMOs are soy, corn, canola and cotton’
- ‘Typical crops for conventional biodiesel production include soy, sunflower, rapeseed, palm, and other oilseed-bearing crops such as jatropha.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘More and more land was put towards cash crops like coffee and soy.’
- ‘The chief benefits of biotech corn and soy accrue to farmers who lower their weed and pest control costs.’
- ‘Second only to corn as America's most widely grown crop, soy is the nation's leading source of food-grade oil.’
From Japanese shō-yu, from Chinese shi-yu, from shi salted beans + yu oil.
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