Monsanto seeks GM soybeen OK

2011-08-31 17:00
Des Moines - The soybean industry is seeking US government approval of a genetically modified soybean that it says will produce oil lower in saturated fat, offering consumers a healthier alternative and increasing demand for growers' crops.

Demand for soybean oil has dropped sharply since 2005, when the US Food and Drug Administration began requiring labels to list levels of trans fats.

Monsanto says its new soybean, called Vistive Gold, eliminates trans fats, which have been linked to coronary disease and reduces saturated fat.

Iowa soybean farmer Jim Andrew said he hopes the new soybean will ease fears about biotech crops by providing a direct health benefit.

But the Centre for Food Safety says the new soybean didn't undergo rigorous enough testing, a claim Monsanto rejects.
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