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Soy Innovation Africa Conference Starts With Tours of Soybean, Food and Feed Processing Facilities (8.25.2010)

Soy Innovation Africa Conference Starts With Tours of Soybean, Food and Feed Processing Facilities

Soyatech LLC -- CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, August 25, 2010 -- Tours of both the Meadow Feeds soy extrusion and animal feed milling facility and the Good Hope International Beverages soymilk manufacturing plant open Soy Innovation Africa, a conference organized to promote the soybean value chain throughout southern Africa begins today in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference will also feature demonstrations of the low-technology soymilk processing system SoyaCow.

Soyatech, LLC, the worldwide resource for the soyfoods and soybean value chain industries, is presenting Soy Innovation Africa in collaboration with the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health, World Soy Foundation, Soy Southern Africa and the University of Illinois’ National Soybean Research Laboratory.

“We deeply appreciate the partnership of Soy Southern Africa and the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association, who were instrumental in organizing these unique tour opportunities,” says Soyatech CEO Chris Erickson. “Seeing the Meadow Feeds and Good Hope facilities adds a valuable dimension to the conference program.”

Illustrated by the industry tours, Soy Innovation Africa will provide entrepreneurs and industry leaders in emerging economies with the tools to produce, process and utilize soybeans efficiently. Conference sessions will also offer broad understanding of the world soybean market, new technologies and strategic insights from international leaders in crop production, soyfoods, biofuels and animal feed.

Soy Innovation Africa is co-located with the 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (August 22-26, 2010 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre). More information about Soy Innovation Africa can be found on the conference website, http://events.soyatech.com/conferences/SIA2010.htm.

About Soyatech, LLC
Soyatech (www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing and event company. Through its publications, conferences, webinars, and widely used internet platform, Soyatech helps companies and investors active in food, oilseed, agribusiness, and agri-transportation to assess and develop market opportunities in the soybean and oilseed sector. Founded in 1985, Soyatech publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the industry’s leading information resource covering oilseed and agribusiness companies and products, an industry-focused email newsletter (in daily and weekly editions), and Soyatech.com, the award-winning business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech’s information services are used by tens of thousands of the world’s leading commodity, food and biofuels companies in over 100 countries every week. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners LLC.

About World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)
WISHH is headquartered at the American Soybean Association in St. Louis, Missouri. Since Illinois and other soybean farmers founded WISHH in 2000, WISHH has worked in 23 countries to improve diets as well as encourage growth of food industries. For more information about WISHH, please visit www.wishh.org.

About World Soy Foundation

The World Soy Foundation, is a 501c3 charitable organization that brings nutrition to life. The World Soy Foundation works with private voluntary and non-governmental organizations to deliver soy protein and nutrition education to people who need it around the world. Projects sponsored by the World Soy Foundation include complementary foods for children 6-36 months, school feeding programs and nutrition assessment and research services. Soyatech is a board member of the World Soy Foundation, which is headquartered at the American Soybean Association. For more information, go to www.worldsoyfoundation.org

About Soy Southern Africa (SSA)
Soy Southern Africa (www.ssa.org.za) was established in 1999 to foster the growth of the soy industry in the countries of southern Africa. SSA represents 32 companies and institutions involved in the sector from South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. SSA focuses on training, product development and technical consultancy services for soybean production and utilization, specifically aimed at small-, medium- and micro-enterprises. SSA also acts as a soy industry liaison to government and media representatives.

About National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL)
The National Soybean Research Laboratory located at the University of Illinois is a leader in developing innovative processing and marketing techniques involving soy. NSRL participates in research, outreach and education efforts that benefit producers, stakeholders and the soybean industry. NSRL is supported through a number of funding resources including generous support from the Illinois soybean checkoff. NSRL strives to educate society on the advantages of a soy-enriched diet along with promoting the health benefits of eating soy. NSRL research efforts include production and nutrition, in addition to ascertaining ways to overcome malnutrition through the use of soy in international development programs. More information is available at www.nsrl.illinois.edu.

For More Information Contact:
Joe Jordan
(207) 244-9544 x115


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