(GermanPolicy.com) – The area on which soy is grown in Germany has increased from 15,800 hectares to 33,800 hectares in five years. This was announced by the Federal Statistical Office, which is assuming an additional increase to 34,300 hectares within the current year. The two Federal States in which soy is mainly grown are Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. The harvest has also more than doubled. In 2020, it was 90,500 tons.
No genetically modified soy varieties are grown in Europe, which means high demand. More than a quarter of the soy fields in the Federal Republic are cultivated through organic farming. This allows for higher profits to be achieved in Europe.