Gene Editing and Soy For Healthier Food and a Healthier Planet
From salad dressings and sauces to the oil for your fried favorites, a better-than-ever soybean is making a big splash thanks to gene editing.
It’s an evolution of plant breeding that shows tremendous promise in helping farmers preserve our planet and improve our food.
Through gene editing, we now have a high-oleic, heart healthy oil made from soybeans – the first commercially available gene-edited food product. With zero trans fats, this odorless, colorless, neutral-flavored oil also has a longer shelf life and performs well under high heat conditions like baking and frying making it ideal for cooks in kitchens around the world.
Farmers have begun growing high-protein gene-edited soybeans, too, helping to meet the growing demand for plant-based foods and improving feed for animals and fish.
Growing soybeans in a more sustainable way – growing enough food using less land and water has farmers across the U.S. excited about gene editing.
Whether it’s growing healthy, abundant crops, caring for the environment or enhancing our favorite foods gene-edited soybeans are making waves and it’s just the beginning of great things to come.