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July 8th, 2019 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

At the beginning of the year 2019, high oleic soybean oil took its place on the market shelves. It contains several times less saturated fatty acids and healthier oleic acid than oil from conventional soybeans. 

The gene-edited crops most striking feature is that the oil made from it forms less trans fatty acids in frying conditions.

Calyno oil, as it’s called,  represents the first time a cultivated plant has been breed and commercialized by gene editing. Other gene-edited agricultural products, including tilapiaherbicide-resistant rice and seedless tomatoes are in the pipeline. Read more