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Soybean - the miracle crop

The soybean is a very rich source of essential nutrients and one of the most versatile foodstuffs. Well known to the ancient Chinese, soya spread to the rest of the Orient when traders took soybeans with them on sea voyages. The crop remained unknown in the West until the 20th century. Today, soya is one of the world's major crops, grown in 47 countries.

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