First gene-edited food—Calyxt’s high oleic soybean oil—now on sale

| March 1, 2019
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Gene-edited soybeans are used to make healthier soybean oil.
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Calyxt, Inc. announced [on February 26] the successful commercial launch of its highly anticipated Calyno high oleic soybean oil, which is the company’s first product to be sold on the U.S. market….for frying and salad dressing, as well as sauce applications.

Calyno oil contains approximately 80 percent oleic acid and up to 20 percent less saturated fatty acids compared to commodity soybean oil as well as zero grams of trans fat per serving….Calyno oil….has up to three times the fry life and extended shelf life compared to commodity oils, providing a more sustainable product.

Calyno oil is produced in the U.S., thanks to Calyxt’s partnership with more than 100 farmers in the Upper Midwest region growing over 34,000 acres of Calyxt High Oleic Soybean. After assessment of the soybean, the crop met Calyxt quality requirements for high oleic and non-GMO. These soybeans were used to produce premium soybean oil with zero grams of trans fat per serving and reduced saturated fat content.

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