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The Soybean will be a valuable crop for Martian settlement. Tofu and other soybean products often take the place of meat and other animal derived foods. As a legume, it fixes nitrogen in soil with the aid of the bacteria Rhizobium japonicum.

Soya is not the highest yield crop available for Mars. However, it yields products that will be familiar to Martian settlers. Protein from Soya is a useful addition to the settler's diet.

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