A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF SOY


History of Soybeans and Soyfoods Worldwide: Past, Present and Future

by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi
(Soyinfo Center, Lafayette, California)

Research on this scholarly history book and its bibliographies began in the early 1970s. We hope to publish the book in 4 volumes after our series of Bibliographies and Sourcebooks. The manuscript presently contains over 2,500 pages and the bibliographies more than 81,8000** references. We have decided to make many of the chapters available now.

Preface and Acknowledgments

  1. HISTORY OF SOYBEANS AND SOYFOODS AROUND THE WORLD
  2. HISTORY OF SOYBEAN PRODUCTION AND TRADE
  3. HISTORY OF NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH ON SOYBEANS AND SOYFOODS
  4. HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL NON-FERMENTED SOYFOODS
  5. HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL FERMENTED SOYFOODS
  6. HISTORY OF MODERN DAIRYLIKE SOYFOODS
  7. HISTORY OF SOY OIL, SOYBEAN MEAL, & MODERN SOY PROTEIN PRODUCTS
  8. HISTORY OF SOY PIONEERS AROUND THE WORLD
  9. APPENDIXES

Pioneers

Volume 1

I. HISTORY OF SOYBEANS AND SOYFOODS AROUND THE WORLD

1. A Brief History of Soybeans and Soyfoods Worldwide
2. The Origin, Domestication, and Dissemination of the Soybean
3. The Soybean Plant: Botany, Nomenclature, Taxonomy, Domestication, and Dissemenation
4. History of Soy in East Asia
5. History of Soy China (incl. Manchuria)
6. History of Soy in Korea
7. History of Soy in Japan
8. History of Soy in Taiwan
9. History of Soy in Hong Kong
10. History of Soy in Southeast Asia
11. History of Soy in Europe (incl. Eastern Europe and the USSR)
12. History of Soy in the United States 1766-1900
13. History of Soy in Canada [6 p.]
14. History of Soy in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Ocean Nations)
15. History of Soy in New Third World Tropical and Semi-Tropical Countries
16. History of Soy in Latin America

      16A. History of Soyfoods in Cuba
17. History of Soy in South Asia / Indian Subcontinent
18. History of Soy in Africa
19. History of Soy in the Middle East

II. HISTORY OF SOYBEAN PRODUCTION AND TRADE

20. History of World Soybean Production and Trade
21. History of Soybean Varietal Development, Breeding, Genetics, and Germplasm Resource Development
22. History of Soybean Cultural Practices and Mechanization
23. History of Soybean Rhizobium Research and Application
24. History of Soybean Plant Protection

  1. Pathology and Nematology
  2. Entomology
  3. Weed Science and Control
  4. Integrated Pest Management

25. History of Soybean Physiology
26. History of Soybean Production and Trade in China
27. History of Soybean Production and Trade in the United States
28. History of Soybean Production and Trade in Brazil

Volume 2

III. HISTORY OF NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH ON SOYBEANS AND SOYFOODS

29. History of Research on the Nutritional Value, Biochemistry, and Medicinal Uses of Soybeans and Soyfoods (to mid 1980s)

IV. HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL NON-FERMENTED SOYFOODS

30. History of Green Vegetable Soybeans (edamame) and Vegetable Type Soybeans
31. History of Whole Dry Soybeans
32. History of Soy Sprouts
33. History of Soynuts and Soynut Butter
34. History of Roasted Soy Flour, Soy Coffee and Soy Chocolate
35. History of Soymilk and Dairy-like Soymilk Products
36. History of Tofu
37. History of Soybean Fiber Products: Okara (Soy Pulp), Soy Bran (Ground Hulls), and Isolate Fiber
38. History of Yuba

V. HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL FERMENTED SOYFOODS

39. A Brief History of Fermentation, East and West
40. History of Soy Nuggets (Shih or Chi, Douchi, Hamanatto)
41. History of Miso and Soybean Chiang
42. History of Soy Sauce, Shoyu, and Tamari
43. History of Tempeh
44. History of Fermented Tofu
45. History of Natto and Its Relatives
46. History of Specialty Fermented Soyfoods

VI. HISTORY OF MODERN DAIRYLIKE SOYFOODS

47. History of Soy Ice Cream [90 p.]
48. History of Fermented Soymilk and Its Products
48A. History of Soy Yogurt and Yogurt-Style Products
48B. History of Soy Cheeses
48C. History of Other Dairylike Products: Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese

VII. HISTORY OF SOY OIL, SOYBEAN MEAL, & MODERN SOY PROTEIN PRODUCTS

49. History of Soybean Crushing: Soy Oil and Soybean Meal
50. History of Hydrogenation and of Research on the Safety of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils
51. History of Soy Oil Shortening
52. History of Soy Oil Margarine
53. History of Soy Lecithin
54. History of Soy Flour, Grits, Flakes, and Cereal-Soy Blends
55. History of Soy Protein Concentrates, Isolates, and Textured Soy Protein Products

Volume 3

VIII. HISTORY OF SOY PIONEERS AROUND THE WORLD

56. Engelbert Kaempfer (1691-)
57. The Society for Acclimatization, France (1855-)
58. Friedrich J. Haberlandt in Vienna, Austria (1873-)
59. Li Yu-ying and Usine de la Caseo-Sojaine, Paris (1905-)
60. Laszlo Berczeller and Edelsoja, Austria (1912 + 1921-)
61. United States Department of Agriculture and State Agricultural Experiment Stations (1853, 1897-)
62. Pioneering U.S. Soybean Producing States

  1. Early History of Soybeans in Massachusetts (1829-)
  2. Early History of Soybeans in North Carolina (1856-)
  3. Early History of Soybeans in Kansas (1887-)

63. Major U.S. Soybean Producing States

  1. History of Soybeans in Illinois (1851-)
  2. History of Soybeans in Iowa (1854-)
  3. History of Soybeans in Indiana (1856-)
  4. History of Soybeans in Ohio (1853-)
  5. History of Soybeans in Missouri (1855-)
  6. History of Soybeans in Minnesota (1910-)

64. William J. Morse and Charles V. Piper (1909-)
65. American Soybean Association (1920-1980s)
66. Major U.S. Soybean Crushers

  1. A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. (1922-mid1980s)
  2. Archer Daniels Midland Co. (1929-mid1980s)
  3. Ralston Purina Co. (1930-mid1980s)
  4. Central Soya Co. (1934-mid1980s)
  5. Allied Mills (1928-)
  6. Swift & Co. (1937-)
  7. Cooperative Soybean Crushers (1940-mid1980s)
  8. Spencer Kellogg & Sons, Inc. (1930-)
  9. General Mills, Inc. (1942-)
  10. Pillsbury Company, The (1943-)
  11. Cargill, Inc. (1945-mid1980s)
  12. Continental Grain Co. (1960-)
  13. Small Soybean Crushers (Dannen, Delphos, Funk Bros., Hartz, Lauhoff, Shellabarger) (1903-)
  14. Bunge Corporation (1963-)

67. A Brief History of Health Reform Movements and Vegetarianism in America
68. The Seventh-day Adventists (1917-mid 1980s)

  1. Ellen G. White (1863-)
  2. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and Battle Creek Foods (1917-)
  3. Madison College and Madison Foods (1917-)
  4. T. A. Van Gundy and La Sierra Industries (1921-)
  5. Dr. Harry W. Miller (1903 + 1923?-)
  6. Jethro Kloss and Back to Eden (1924-)
  7. Small Adventist Food Companies and Sanitariums (1923?-)
  8. Adventist Soyfoods Cookbook Authors (1935 + 1950s-)
  9. Loma Linda Foods (1922-)
  10. Worthington Foods (1939-mid 1980s)
  11. Overseas Adventist Food Companies (1930s - mid 1980s)
  12. D. W. Harrison and Africa Basic Foods (1961-mid 1980s)
  13. Adventist Influence Today (1980s)

69. Dr. Charles E. Fearn and Fearn Soya Foods
70. Dr. Artemy Alexis Horvath
71. Major Research Centers for Soybean Utilization

  1. University of Illinois (1930-) [4 p.]
  2. Iowa State University (1920-)
  3. Cornell University (1927) [4 p.]
  4. USDA Northern Regional Research Center (1942-) [10 p.]

72. National Soybean Processors Association and Soy Protein Council (1930-1980s)
73. The Chemurgic Movement and the U.S. Regional Soybean Industrial Products Laboratory: Industrial Uses of Soybeans
74. Henry Ford and His Employees (1931-1947)
75. Pioneer Soy Protein Companies

  1. I.F. Laucks Co. and Soybean Glue (1923-mid 1980s)
  2. The Glidden Company (1934-mid 1980s)
  3. Drackett Company, The (1940-)
  4. Borden Co. (1942-)
  5. Rich Products Corporation (1945--mid 1980s)
  6. Griffith Laboratories (1946--mid 1980s)
  7. Gunther Products (1950--mid 1980s)
  8. White Wave, Inc. (Boulder Colorado) (1977-June 1987)

76. Mildred Lager: Work with Soyfoods in Los Angeles (1935)
77. Clive and Jeanette McCay, and the New York State Emergency Food Commission (1942)
78. Meals for Millions Foundation and Multi-Purpose Food (1943--mid 1980s)
79. George Ohsawa, Macrobiotics, and Soyfoods (1957--mid 1980s)
80. The Soyfoods Movement Worldwide (1975--mid 1980s)
81. Kikkoman Corporation (1661-mid 1980s)
82. Major Soybean Crushers in Asia, Europe, and Canada

  1. Asia: Nisshin Oil Mills, Hohnen Oil Co., Fuji Oil Co., Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Showa Sangyo.
  2. Europe: Oelmuehle Hamburg (Hansa Muehle), Noblee & Thoerl, Unilever, Vandemoortele N.V.
  3. Canada: Victory Soya Mills Ltd.

83. K. S. Lo and Vitasoy in Hong Kong and North America (1940-mid 1980s)
84. Sri Lanka: Soya Pioneer in the Third World (1726, 1979-)
85. International and Regional Soybean Programs and Networks

  1. The United Nations (1936, 1946) and its Regional Networks
  2. INTSOY (1973-) [3 p.]
  3. Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center, Taiwan (1974)
  4. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria (1970)

86. Asen Zlatrov: Work with Soy (1885-1936)

IX. APPENDIXES

87 Chronological Landmarks in the History of Soybeans & Soyfoods
88. History of World Food and Protein Resources, Hunger and Malnutrition
89. Soyfoods Manufacturers Worldwide
90. Index and Back Matter.

Chronologies of Various Soyfoods- Follow the fascinating history highlighting the "who" and the "where" when soy developed as:

Soyfoods in Cuba