Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

March 14, 2017 |

In Denmark, researchers at the University of Copenhagen working with Bayer CropScience have removed toxins from mustard plants that could in turn make them prolific oil producers, even surpassing canola. Though mustard’s distinct taste, produced by toxins, is enjoyed by humans the toxins are hazardous to animals so the meal resulting from pressing for oil is undesirable as feed. Without the presence of the toxin, the crop could be grown for its oil as well and provide additional supplies for products like biodiesel.

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