Came across a piece on the BBC website today on how farmers are tackling climate change. One way the beeb recons they can do that is to keep livestock outside for longer. Fair enough. It then goes on to say (in big bold type): Over 2.5 million tonnes of Soya is imported into the UK each year, mostly for animal feed. (Figures from HMRC). Figures for 2015/16 I have seen, show this in detail: UK Government statistics show that in 2015/16 total imports of soy beans, soy meal and soy oil totalled 3.1 million tonnes. Of this approximately: 1.1 million tonnes (35%) was fed to livestock, 1.42 million tonnes (45%) was used in food products for humans, 0.58 million tonnes (18%) was used in non-food products. UK soy product imports were: Soy meal – 2.26 million tonnes Whole soy beans 0.68 million tonnes Soy oil – 0.16 million tonnes Only 400 hectares of soy beans were grown in the UK Soy meal – 1.1 million tonnes (35% of total soy imports; 48.7% of soy meal) is fed to livestock (approximately 90% of it to pigs and poultry and farmed fish); 1.16 million tonnes is used as flour improvers, included in pet food and used in a wide range of industrial products including paint, pharmaceuticals and in the production and use of asphalt. It is very unfortunate that the Beeb seems to be rather economical with the truth (or perhaps can't be bothered with it). At the bottom of a lot web pages there is a tab for "why you can trust BBC News". Oh really?