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Soybeans have found their way into a variety of foods such as soymilk is used in infant formulas, Oriental tofu (soybean curd) made by coagulating soy milk, soy yogurt, soy burgers, soy loaf, soy sausage, and soy oil is the most widely used edible oil in the U.S. used in mayonnaise, salad dressing, process cheese products, dessert frostings, and much more. Thanks to research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soybeans have been incorporated into a host of nonfood products. These range from your morning newspaper printed with so oil-based ink to lipstick, plastics. flooring, paints, and stain-removing cleaners. At one USDA ARS lab scientists are cloning soy's genes for proteins, with an eye to improving its nutritional quality. At another lab USDA ARS is trying to learn how stress factors such as drought and heat affect the plant's ability to flower. (Fewer flowers mean fewer beans) USDA photo by Scott Bauer.
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