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The story of soy

Author: Christine M Du Bois
Publisher: London [England] : Reaktion Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The humble soybean is the world's most widely grown and most traded oilseed. And though found in everything from veggie burgers to cosmetics, breakfast cereals to plastics, soy is also a poorly understood crop often viewed in extreme terms--either as a superfood or a deadly poison. In this illuminating book, Christine M. Du Bois reveals soy's hugely significant role in human history as she traces the story of soy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1004761215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine M Du Bois
ISBN: 9781780239651 1780239653
OCLC Number: 1038054424
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction: Hidden Gold; 1. Asian Roots; 2. Europe Explores and Experiments; 3. The Young Country and the Ancient Bean; 4. Soy Patriotic; 5. Fattening with Feed; 6. Soy Swoops South; 7. Moulding Our World; 8. Poison or Panacea?; 9. Beans as Business: Big Business; 10. Fat in the Fire: Soy Diesel; Afterword; References; Select Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
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Featuring compelling historical and contemporary photographs, The Story of Soy reveals the importance of soy throughout history, and why it should never be underestimated.  Read more...

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"Du Bois does not offer the reader a simple message . . . but that is precisely why the book helps [us] to better understand the mechanisms and effects of global agriculture."--Frankfurter Allgemeine Read more...

 
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