QUALISOY Celebrates Deregulation of Vistive® Gold High Oleic Soybeans
QUALISOY Sees New Opportunities from High Oleic Soybean Oil – for the Food Industry and Farmers
ST. LOUIS, January 6, 2012 – QUALISOY applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval of Monsanto’s petition for the deregulation of MON 87705, the biotech trait in Vistive® Gold soybeans. This completes the U.S. regulatory process and sets the stage for commercial availability of Vistive Gold.
“The USDA’s approval of Vistive Gold gives the food industry a new option that provides improved stability, zero grams of trans fat and lower saturated fat compared to commodity soybean oil,” said John Becherer, QUALISOY CEO. “QUALISOY welcomes this approval as another step in providing new soybean oils that offer benefits for not only the food industry, but farmers and consumers as well.”
Vistive Gold soybean oil contains 60 percent less saturated fat and significantly increased monounsaturated fat compared with conventional soybean oil.
“The USDA’s deregulation of Vistive Gold represents another step forward in developing trait-enhanced soybean oils that offer solutions to consumers, farmers and the food industry,” continued Mr. Becherer. “This exemplifies the soybean industry’s efforts to respond to the needs of farmers looking for varieties that increase their profit potential, the changing oil needs of the food industry who strive to lower saturated fat content while not impacting taste and consumers who seek more nutritious versions of their favorite foods. High oleic soybean oil can be part of the solution.”
QUALISOY’s 22-member Board of Directors sets research priorities, evaluates existing and emerging technologies and helps identify future soybean trait enhancements that would benefit the food and feed industries. For additional information on new soybean oil traits, QUALISOY’s activities and its Board of Directors, visit www.QUALISOY.com.
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