As vegetables go, soybeans aren't very exciting. But they play a key role in the development of an alternative fuel called biodiesel.
Two Department of Agriculture chemists have come up with a sunscreen made out of soy and oat brain. Learn about the new sunblock on this Moment of Science.
Menhaden aren’t very tasty; they’re small, bony, and oily. What’s more, you won’t find menhaden for sale at the fish counter. Nevertheless, they are the single most harvested fish in Atlantic and Gulf waters.
Soy milk, soy cheese, soy burgers, tofu–you’ve no doubt heard plenty about how good soy is for your body. It’s high in protein, fiber and healthy oils; and among other benefits, it reduces one’s risk of cardiovascular disease. But have you heard that soy can cause kidney stones?