Soybean Experimental Laboratory
Henry Ford built the Soybean Experimental Laboratory in 1930 in Greenfield Village to help farmers find ways of using their crops in the industrial world. Soybeans and other crops could be reproduced quickly, unlike iron ore, lumber or lead.
Chemist Robert Boyer ran this laboratory, where dozens of workers researched industrial uses for other farm crops,
carrots and beets.
Henry Ford used soybeans for more than just food. He designed Model A car parts,
an experimental car body and a suit of clothes from the soybean plant.
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