While soy has also gained attention in the U.S. and Europe as a miracle crop, it is not yet an established part of the Western diet. For example, the world's biggest soybean producer, the U.S., produces about 73 million tons per year. Its population however, only consumes on average about 40 grams*2 of soy per person per year. This is less than the amount eaten in one day by the average person in Japan.
- 2Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization