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Soy from Brazil loses its flavor for some salmon farmers in Norway
By Jane Byrne
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Coming in at number three in our top ten most read stories from September, was our coverage of the move by the Salmon Group, a Norway based network and purchasing cooperative, to take Brazilian soy out of its fish feed formulations, with immediate effect.
The Group’s members comprise small and medium-sized farmers, but together they purchase around 12% of all fish feed that is sold to salmon and trout farmers in Norway, which translates as 190,000 tons per year.
When asked why the Salmon Group felt the need to act over Brazilian soy now, Maria Schütz Fløisand, its spokesperson, told FeedNavigator:
“This is part of our ongoing work to reduce the carbon footprint of our fish feed. It is not directly connected to the currently reported fires [in the Amazon].”