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Soybeans are nothing new. In thousands of tasty forms, the Chinese have eaten them for thousands of years. U.S. nutritionists have long been pro-soybean, pointing out that soybean protein is as good as the protein of meat, containing all the amino acids which the human body needs. Last year U.S. farmers raised 196,725,000 bushels of soybeans and fed nearly all of them to livestock, which returned only a fraction of the precious protein as meat or eggs or milk.

The soybean product in the news last week was something called Multi-Purpose Food, developed in Los Angeles by Dr. Henry Borsook, Caltech nutritionist....

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