Calyxt gene-edited soybean oil debuts in Midwestern US restaurants

Gene-edited soybeans are used to make healthier soybean oil.
Gene-edited soybeans are used to make healthier soybean oil.

At the end of [February 2019], Calyxt, an agriculture-focused company based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, announced its first sale of a gene-edited soybean oil for commercial use. The new product has made its way to a Midwestern restaurant with multiple locations for use in frying, salad dressings, and sauces, according to the Associated Press.

The so-called Calyno oil isn’t yet for sale in supermarkets. The company hopes to sell to consumers eventually, according to Forbes. The Calyxt soybeans have been modified to produce a “high oleic” oil with no trans fats and less saturated fat. The company says they are more heart-healthy and longer shelf life in a statement.

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