G.W. Carver

As the “Father of the Peanut Industry,” George Washington Carver developed more than 300 uses for peanuts, including chili sauce, shampoo, shaving cream and glue, to help save agriculture in the South. His humanitarian efforts were well documented and his innovations were so popular that even Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were among his many fans. 

Who Invented Peanut Butter?

Contrary to popular belief, George Washington Carver did not invent peanut butter. He was one of the greatest inventors in American history, discovering over 300 hundred uses for peanuts including chili sauce, shampoo, shaving cream and glue. He was a pioneer in the agricultural world and many refer to him as father of the peanut industry. His innovations also increased the legume’s popularity and made peanuts a staple in the American diet.

George Washington Carver: A World-Famous Scientist, Inventor and Educator

As the "Father of the Peanut Industry," Carver developed more than 300 uses for peanuts. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas Edison were fans. In 1916, he published the research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.” Growing peanuts contributed to the sustainability of farms, in part because peanuts naturally add beneficial nitrogen to the soil

16 Surprising Facts about George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver is often referred to as “The Father of the Peanut Industry.” Here's a run down of little known facts about this famous American.

The Peanut Podcast Episode 14: George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver is known as the father of the peanut industry. He brought a new understanding of sustainable agriculture to the Southern U.S. to help farmers support their families and have a better life. In this episode, we go beyond the basics and explore Carver as a dynamic person who was a scientist, educator, artist, humanitarian and inspiration. In this episode, we talk with Curtis Gregory from the George Washington Carver National MonumentDr. John Beasley from Auburn University; and Dr. Olga Bolden-Tiller from Tuskegee University.

What You Didn’t Learn in School: George Washington Carver Wrote the Book on Sustainability

You probably remember George Washington Carver from elementary school. He was the man made famous by his more than 300 inventive uses for peanuts. What you may not know is the role that his many inventions  played in promoting sustainability.

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