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Soybean for Human Consumption and Animal Feed

Aleksandra Sudarić

Agricultural Institute


soybean production processing development utilization trade breeding biotechnology soybean food usage health benefits food safety management risk legislative

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Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is the leading oil and protein crop of the world, which is used as a source of high quality edible oil, protein and livestock feed. Healthy aspects of soyfoods go beyond the oil and protein and include minor compounds with nutraceutical properties (isoflavones, tocopherols). The genetic improvement of soybean germplasm, based on modern breeding strategies, contributes to advances in production and food processing industry by developing high-yielding and high-quality soybean varieties, hereby enhancing value-added, healthy and safe properties of final soy products. Vegetable soybean is a large-seeded, slightly sweet type of soybean harvested while pods are still green. In many countries vegetable soybean is a new crop and has been accepted by the public. Utilization of vegetable soybean not only provide good nutrition but also enhances human health and longevity. Customer requirements regarding food safety an quality are increasing every day. These requirements are the result of today's life style, food born outbreaks, market globalisation, etc.
This book will provide information about current status of soybean production, processing, utilization and actual food safety management system as well as science based approaches defining the future of soybean for human consumption and animal feed. 

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Date completed: June 5th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: August 25th 2019

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Review results due: November 13th 2019

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Expected publication date: January 12th 2020

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About the editor

Aleksandra Sudarić

Agricultural Institute

Aleksandra Sudarić is a scientific advisor and a soybean breeder at the Department for breeding and genetics of industrial plants at the Agricultural Institute Osijek in Croatia. She received the B.Sc. degree in agronomy from the University of Osijek, M.Sc. in plant genetics and breeding from the University of Zagreb, and Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Osijek. In addition, she completed the training for the application of DNA-based marker technology at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Canada. Her main research interests are in the genetic improvement of quantity and quality characteristics of soybean. During her career, she authored or coauthored over 70 scientific, professional and popular articles, one chapter and two books. She is a co-author of 23 soybean varieties released in Croatia, and 3 abroad, a reviewer of manuscripts for several journals and an editorial board member of the scientific-professional journal Agriculture. She has given numerous presentations at national and international meetings. She is presently a coordinator of the soybean breeding program at the Institute.

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