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High-Oleic Hopes
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Sep 30, 2014 03:29 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- John Motter sees the future of the soybean industry when he surveys his high-oleic soybean fields in northwestern Ohio.

The beans don't look any different, but he hopes their oil will help the industry recover from FDA's decision more than a decade ago to start phasing out trans-fats, the result of hydrogenated oils.

The beans Motter grows near Jenera, Ohio, are genetically engineered to produce oil that has no trans-fats, lower linolenic levels and produce higher levels of oleic acid than commodity soybeans. That translates to a healthier oil profile and more stable cooking oil. It ...

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