Will Gene-Edited Food Be Regulated? : The Salt : NPR

The company Calyxt, just outside St. Paul, Minn., wanted to make a new kind of soybean, with oil that’s a little healthier — more like olive oil.As it happens, some wild relatives of soybeans already produce seeds with such “high oleic” oil — high in monounsaturated fat. It’s because a few of their genes have particular mutations, making them slightly different from the typical soybeans that farmers grow.Manoj Sahoo, the company’s chief commercial officer, says this led to an obvious question: “Can we have those same mutations in the modern varieties which are grown by our farmers?”

Source: Will Gene-Edited Food Be Regulated? : The Salt : NPR

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.