Business Sphere, Vol. 19, no.2

(2007) Business Sphere, Vol. 19, no.2. Iowa Economic Development Authority


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The first commercial quantities of a soybean oil with about three percent linolenic acid oil were produced in Iowa in 1994 through a collaboration with Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Continued to breed new soybean varieties with a focus on a even lower linolenic acid content of one percent. I was interested in understanding whether the oil would be stable enough to eliminate the need for chemical hydrogenation. During the process of increasing one percent linolenic acid seed varieties to obtain oil for testing, the Food and Drug Administration announced it would require labeling for trans fat beginning in 2006. Instead of using the seed of the new varieties to obtain oil for testing, it was used for further seed production so that commercial quantities of the one percent linolenic acid oil could be available as quickly as possible.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Business, Businesses, Companies, Economic Development
Subjects: Business and industry > Trade and commerce
Business and industry > Manufacturing
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry
ID Code: 9321
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 17:08
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2010 17:08