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The ingredient in almost everything you eat - Francesca Bot

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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.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Francesca Bot
  • Director Frederico Pinto, Hype CG
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Storyboard Artist Jéssyka Gomes
  • Animator Ramona Krüger
  • Art Director Jéssyka Gomes
  • Sound Designer Fernando Spillari
  • Composer Fernando Spillari
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam, Charles Wallace

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