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"No individual has any right to come into the world and
go out of it without leaving something behind."

-George Washington Carver

 

 

While at Tuskegee, George Washington Carver devoted his time researching the status of poor African American farmers.  Carver educated farmers about his crop rotation method and encouraged them to plant peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes.


Carver worked with all of these crops in his studies, but we are focusing on the soybean because it is familiar to the Iowa farmer. It has been discovered that soybeans have both edible and industrial uses.

Much of Carver's discoveries and ideas still have resonance throughout the world . His work has helped advance the American farmer and industry in various ways that are still visible in the world around us.

 

 

George Washington Carver in field

Taken from inventors.about.com


FACT: Carver did not profit from many of his products. He freely gave his discoveries to mankind.

 

Soybeans' Many Uses

Human Consumption

Animal Consumption
Industrial Uses


Baby Food
Soups
Whipped Toppings
Cookies
Mayonnaise
Peanut Butter
Margarine
High Fiber Breads
Cheese
Beer and Ale
Salad Dressings
Antioxidants

Bee Food
Pet Foods
Milk Replacers for young animals
Cattle Feed
Dairy Feeds

Candles
Hair Care Products
Lubricants
Putty
Alternative Fuels
Ink
Paper Coating
Cosmetics
Hand Cleaners
Soap/Shampoo
Detergent
Crayons


Source: American Soybean Association

For more information about soybeans, please visit the American Soybean Association's website
www.soygrowers.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Created on November 19, 2007
Made by Kyle Backman, Rosanna Caponi, Casey Korn and Kayla Snively For His260 at Cornell College