Thursday, June 10, 2010

DuPont wins USDA approval for new soybean trait that could broaden uses

Our government is an accessory to your murder.

That is, if you're actually stupid enough to eat genetically modified food. Read your labels.

    CanadianBusinessOnline -

    DuPont on Tuesday said U.S. agricultural officials approved the company's new soybean characteristic intended to expand commercial and consumer uses.

    DuPont said it cleared the final step of the U.S. regulatory process with the Agriculture Department's approval of the biotechnology product for cultivation in the U.S.

    Shares of DuPont rose 75 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $34.84 in midday trading.

    DuPont's Plenish high oleic soybeans were developed by the company's Pioneer Hi-Bred business, based in Des Moines, Iowa.

    DuPont, based in Wilmington, said the soybeans contain the highest oleic acid content of any soybean product under commercial development. The trait increases the stability of oil from the soybeans, providing greater flexibility for food applications, DuPont said.

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