Talk:Soybean meal

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The German version is much more comprehensive. Maybe have a look ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.240.212.1 (talk) 08:27, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Substantial revision needed[edit]

I propose to replace the article’s content. Reasons are summarized as follows. The article, in its present form, is unsuitable for an encyclopedia. It consists of only four sentences and a small table. It is misleading for readers unfamiliar with the subject, partly because of errors and partly because of material omissions. It claims that soybean meal is the same as soybean cake, although the two terms are not synonymous. It refers to grinding (ignoring extrusion), ignores crushing, and makes no mention of different (i.e. mechanical vs. solvent) methods with regard to oil extraction. It does not mention the importance of heat treatment. It briefly describes only one kind of soybean meal, without acknowledging that other important kinds, with different properties, exist and are important. It refers to use as “a filler and source of protein”, ignoring soybean meal’s considerable provision of metabolizable energy. It refers to dark specks as being undesirable, failing to recognize that for animal feed (which accounts for about 98 percent of soybean meal use), the esthetics of dark specks are of no consequence. Schafhirt (talk) 18:10, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Merger with Textured Vegetable Protein[edit]

The article includes a tag “It has been suggested that this article be merged into Textured vegetable protein. (Discuss) Proposed since October 2014.” There is no discussion of this, even by a proponent, on either this Talk page or the Textured Vegetable Protein Talk page. About 98 percent of soybean meal is fed to livestock and other animals. TVP is a topic of some interest from the standpoint of human food, but of little or no interest to livestock producers seeking an encyclopedia entry on soybean meal. For this reason, it would seem bizarre to have Wikipedia’s content on soybean meal merged in the TVP entry. It would seem equally bizarre for the page on TVP (which can have sources other than soybeans) to be merged in the soybean meal entry. Because such merger seems quite inappropriate and no supporting comment (or any comment at all on the matter) has appeared on the Talk pages, the flag should be removed. Schafhirt (talk) 18:12, 1 September 2015 (UTC)