Booker T. Washington's Plant Ideas

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He developed over three-hundred products from peanuts and one-hundred eighteen from sweet potatoes. In 1914 boll weevils destroyed all of the cotton crops so George taught farmers to grow peanuts. He created over three-hundred dyes, milk, flour, ink, plastics, wood stains, soap, linoleum, medicinal oils, and cosmetics. Working on the Carver farm, school taught by Booker T. Washington, and painting flowers as a kid helped influence his plant ideas. The most important decision he made was when he left the Carver farm when he was eleven. He grew up to be an agricultural chemist who made things from sweet potatoes and peanuts that we enjoy today, one great example is peanut butter. He made the world better by making new products that were

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