Why we use Soy Free Feed for our fowl
Why is soy free feed important to me? The FDA list's Soy as a Poisonous plant. Unless it has been fermented or processed, soy is a toxic, inedible bean for humans or animals. For Soy to be processed, such chemicals as Hexane (a colorless, volatile liquid w/a mild, gasoline-like odor) or soaked in an Alkaline solution (sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, lye, calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide solutions), then heat processed or processed thru a aqueous alcohol (methanol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol) wash process.This "acid wash" is done in aluminum tanks which leeches high levels of aluminum into the final product. Then during the spray drying nitrates are formed. After "processing" soy is now "edible" yet still very hard to digest. Soy sounds yummy so far doesn't it?
Soybeans and Soy meal also contain a large quantity of harmful substances such as trypsin inhibitors, hemagglutinin, phytic acid or phytates. These substances are considered to be "antinutrients" which are compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients. Trypsin inhibitors are chemicals that reduce the availability of trypsin, an enzyme essential to nutrition of animals, including humans. Hemagglutinin will cause red blood cells to clump together. Phytates hamper the ability of absorption of crucial minerals such as iron and zinc, Meanwhile soy is lacking vital sulfur-containing amino acids such as cystine (helps form healthy skin, hair, bones, and connective tissue) and methionine (essential for the human metabolism for proper body function). Also soybeans do not supply important fat soluble vitamins D and preformed A (retinol) which act as catalysts for the proper absorption and utilization of all minerals and water soluble vitamins in the diet.
The finished Soy Meal or Bean product, after processing has little in common with the traditional fermented soy product. By processing the soy protein it can be easily compared to plastic, processed cheese slices. The isolates and textured vegetable protein have little in common with traditional fermented soy products. Now start looking into the Hormone like effects it has in the human body. Then check out the fact that soy is considered to be one of the most commonly Genetically Modified products in the world. This is all only the tip of the Soy Industry Ice Berg.
Soy meal is what most farms are using in their feed as the main source of protein and calling themselves organic.