Arla's Cows to Eat Sustainably Grown feed by 2015

SWEDEN - By 2015, all soya used in feed for cows in Arla's dairy farmers is to be sustainably farmed, according to the Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) criteria.
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"We believe that it is possible to reach the target earlier than we first thought by buying certificates and actively seek alternatives to soy," says Kjell Lund-Pettersson, sustainability expert at Arla.

Sustainable soybean cultivation takes into account both environmental and working environmental aspects of soybean cultivation. Rules in the RTRS is the signal that the pesticide may be used and requires the work of the soybean crop will be done with the good work and good working conditions.

By purchasing certificates, companies can ensure that resources reach the right growers and encourage new growers which will aim to increase supply. Arla will buy certificates representing 30 per cent of the amount of soy used in Arla farms in Sweden and Denmark in 2012.

RTRS is a global organisation that is helping to drive the development of sustainable soybean production. The organisation has also developed a standard for sustainable soybean production, which is thus RTRS-certified.

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