Calyxt's high-oleic soybean field trials underway

 Calyxt's high-oleic soybean field trials underway.
Calyxt's high-oleic soybean field trials underway.
Calyxt Inc., a Minnesota-based company that concentrates on developing healthier food products, announced that it has started multi-location field trials in both the U.S. and Argentina, trials that focus on a high-oleic and low-trans-fat soybean variety.

"The recent ban of trans fat products by the FDA positions Calyxt to become a major provider of the booming market of high oleic soybean oil," Calyxt Inc. CEO Luc Mathis said.

The initiation of these field trials after less than two years of trait development is an important milestone for Calyxt toward the commercialization of healthier food products.

"Initiating field trials of our new variety is a key milestone in Calyxt development that positions us among the leading companies of Agbiotech," Mathis said. "Only a handful of companies are actually developing field validation of wholly owned products."

Calyxt once generated and validated the healthier, high oleic soybean oil in the greenhouse through high-yielding germ plasm.

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