Missouri project to heighten oleic acid content in soybeans

November 18, 2013 |

In Missouri, a research effort to increase the amount of oleic acid found in soybean oil is already underway after the FDA announced its conclusion that trans fats are unsafe in food at the University of Missouri. Developing high oleic acid content traits in soybeans would avoid genetically modifying the beans, and could benefit the biofuels industry. The project was able to increase the oleic acid in the beans from 24% to 80%. Demand for these beans is expected to rise.

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