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May 6, 2010

Pioneer's Plenish™ High Oleic GM Soybean Oil Aimed at Consumer Health

Pioneer Hi-Bred issued a press release from the Biotechnology Industry Organization's annual convention in Chicago that highlights how its Plenish™ high oleic soybeans are targeted at providing consumers with healthier food choices.

The release was released in conjunction with a BIO panel organized to address the potential biotech products have to benefit consumer.  which are expected to receive U.S. regulatory approval later this year, contains more than 75 percent oleic acid, the highest of any soybean product under commercial development,” said Knowlton.

Plenish™ high oleic soybeans contain higher levels of high oleic acid, which has been developed to reduce the saturated fat content in commodity soybean oil.   This line of soybeans will be grown under contract for ongoing field and oil testing in 2010 and 2011 in the United States and Canada.  Pioneer looks for regulatory approval and commercialization in 2012.

For more see: "Agricultural Biotechnology Addresses Consumer Demands for Healthier Foods; Next-Generation Biotech Traits will Provide Benefits for Farmers and Consumers." Pioneer Press Release, Chicago, Illinois, 6 May 2010. 

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