Although today’s soybeans offer many benefits, farmers can also plant alternatives, sometimes on the same farms that raise genetically modified beans. Organic beans meet specific market demands, and a conventionally bred non-GMO bean has been developed for use in aquafeeds
Soybeans are a popular alternative feed ingredient used to replace fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds. Most soybeans used in these feeds have been genetically modified to reduce pesticide use and increase yields.
A demonstration conducted at a milkfish farm in southern Philippines by the United States Soybean Export Council Soy-In-Aquaculture program highlighted the use of extruded floating feeds with satiation feeding management and principles of low-volume, high-density cage production.