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The ingredient in almost everything you eat
Soybeans have been cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, and have since spread across the globe. Today, soy is in so many foods that most people consume it every day without even knowing it. So, what makes soybeans so versatile? And is our global obsession healthy or harmful? Francesca Bot explores why this single plant is used in everything from mayonnaise to biodegradable plastic. [Directed by Frederico Pinto, Hype CG, narrated by Pen-Pen Chen, music by Fernando Spillari].