Food soybeans, which are not genetically modified, are used for tofu (soybean
curd), boiled soybean, natto (fermented soybeans) and miso (fermented soybean paste), and some whole bean soy sauce (marudaizu shoyu )
The United States upplied 1.9mmt of soybeans to Japan in CY2011, down 23 percent from 2.5mmt in CY2010, which is 67 percent of import market share. Other major suppliers include Brazil, Canada and China. Canada and China supply non-biotech soybeans for food use.