Volume 88 Issue 22 | pp. 52-55
Issue Date: May 31, 2010

Sowing The Seeds Of Oil Customization

Breeding and biotechnology team up to deliver seed oils with tailored profiles
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: seed oil, soybean, trans fat, oleic acid, omega-9

Food labels and ads proclaim "zero trans fats" and "naturally rich in heart-healthy oils." Media outlets report that several cities ban restaurants from using common cooking oils. And news talk shows spur lively discussions about the pros and cons of genetically modified soybeans and other crops.

Nowadays, it's hard to dodge the nearly constant flow of information about agricultural science and seed oils. The steady stream of information is motivating a thriving research thrust that's . . .

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