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New Soybean Use is a Draw for Charity

Posted August 30, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Call it a coloring party for a good cause! Agriculture Commissioner Jim Graham joined Ronald McDonald to unveil new soybean-based crayons that will be given out by the fast food restaurant.

The crayons will help raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses and give soybean growers a boost.

"It's the first innovation in crayons I believe since 1908. They're more vibrant, they work together You can do more than you can with a wax crayon."

The crayon is the only one made from biodegradable soybean oil.

For the record, North Carolina is number four in soy beans.