July 13, 2007 |
Ford Motor Co. will put soybean-based foam cushions in the seats of the 2008 Mustang and may do the same with other models as well, eventually saving thousands of barrels of oil in the manufacturing process, the automaker said Thursday. Ford is teaming with supplier Lear Corp. to install the seats at a joint Mazda-Ford factory in Flat Rock, Mich., the company said. Most automakers use petroleum-based foam, with an average of 30 pounds going into each vehicle, Ford said.
July 15, 2006 |
For alternative fuel, soybeans beat corn, but neither can do much to satisfy the fuel needs of the U.S., according to a study published Tuesday. The report is the first to examine comprehensively the life cycles of soybean-oil biodiesel and corn-grain ethanol and to determine their costs and benefits.
May 8, 2006 |
WHEN soy burst onto the Western food scene in the early 1990s, the possibilities for the bean seemed boundless. The protein-packed legume had potential to prevent breast cancer, increase bone mass, alleviate hot flashes. It seemed to lower cholesterol, and thus to help prevent heart disease. Millions of dollars were poured into research, and technologists plopped soy into every food imaginable. They ground it into burgers, hot dogs and sausages (Tofurky was born).
August 22, 2005 |
THESE days, soy goes far beyond the traditional soy milk and tofu. Breakfast cereals, bread, chips, frozen dinners, margarine, meatless burgers, desserts, canned tuna and even chocolate bars are just some of the popular foods that often contain soy. But is it too much of a good thing? That's a question asked by some as the Food and Drug Administration considers a petition to give soy products a new boost: a qualified health claim for possible prevention of breast, colon and prostate cancer.
June 14, 2004 |
Health food advocates have long claimed that soy, the little legume used in tofu burgers and smoothies, can protect against heart disease, ward off cancer and combat hot flashes. Those claims are coming under scrutiny now that a soy food manufacturer is seeking government approval to tout on its labels soy's supposed cancer-fighting abilities.
March 1, 2004 |
Because the early signs of oral cancer -- white spots or red areas in the mouth -- are painless and difficult to detect, diagnosis usually occurs only after the disease has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck. Consequently, patients often need aggressive, disfiguring surgical treatments. Half of those diagnosed will die of the disease.