More soy is cultivated again in Germany – economy

By Silvia Liebrich

The plant looks inconspicuous: just under three feet tall, pointed leaves the size of a palm, hidden under them are green, furry legumes. So far it has rarely grown in German fields, but it has what it takes to change German agriculture. This is soybeans, a large crop with a huge image problem. In the minds of many people, images of burning rainforests and endless fields immediately appear, on which farm machinery as tall as a house is rolling and spraying pesticides.

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