Soy Science Part 1

July 9, 2013

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Soy History Mystery РIn this segment, the ITO team steps back in time to reveal how the soybean began its humble journey from China to America. From ship ballast to misunderstood legume, American scientists and inventors soon discovered some of the amazing properties of the soybean. The history presentation also begins to explain how the soybean is unlike many other crops in that it naturally fertilizes the ground instead of depleting the soil of nutrients.  Out in the fields, Josh and Caroline dig up the science behind this process of nitrogen fixation, and bring this mystery from the roots and soil into the light.