Cornell University researchers are developing corn oil that is made from a genetically engineered variety of soybean, the first such plant to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Corn oil can also be made from crops that are more nutritious, more sustainable, and more economical to grow than the more traditional oil, which can be costly.
The corn-based oil is a new way of extracting corn from the field that could make it cheaper and more sustainable.
The corn-sourced oil is also being tested on a number of crops that would not otherwise be used as a feedstock.
“Our research is focused on the transition to corn oil, not just on corn,” said Paul S. Pfeffer, a Cornell University research professor and senior author of a paper describing the work published in the journal Food Chemistry.
Corn, which is also used in the production of corn oil and is often used in cosmetics and other food products, is grown in the US and Canada, but there is a long history of research to improve its nutritional properties and make it more affordable.
The research team is led by Pfefer and associate professor of chemistry and molecular biology and biochemistry at Cornell.
They say their research is the first to combine molecular and biological approaches to understand the nutritional properties of a soybean-based corn oil.
Soybeans are one of the most nutritious and affordable crops in the world, according to the World Bank.
The average US soybean contains around 4.8 grams of protein, the equivalent of about 1,200 grams of whole grain, and 1,300 milligrams of carbohydrates, the World Health Organization says.
But because soybeans are grown in vast fields, they tend to produce more methane than conventional crops, and can also contribute to global warming.
Sow seeds are planted at the end of April in the western United States, but the fields can last up to six weeks.
The seeds can then be harvested and the oil is used for fertilisers.
Pfeffer said the researchers wanted to create a more cost-effective alternative to conventional corn oil because of the high methane emissions associated with its production.
Corn is an important crop for the US economy because of its high yield and protein content, but a number are being used as feedstock for other crops, including cotton and cottonseed.
The EPA is trying to figure out how to reduce methane emissions in the corn-bean-fed industry.
“We’ve identified that a soy oil produced from a modified soybean seed is more cost effective than the oil produced by conventional seed,” said Pfeffer.
“The cost difference is not as large as one might think, because it is the cost of seed that is more expensive.”
The research paper describes how the scientists took advantage of the fact that the soybean oil is genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.
This means that it does not affect its nutritional quality, so it can be used to feed livestock or feed crops that contain glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, infertility and other negative health effects.
“This work was funded by the Office of Science of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy,” said Dr S. Scott Pfeiffer, a co-author of the paper.
Corn has been shown to be an excellent crop for growing corn.
The USDA currently uses about 8 million bushels of the crop each year for its soybean crops.
However, it is estimated that the United States could consume 20 million bushes per year if the corn were grown more sustainably.
Soya beans are typically grown for the same purpose, but because they have a high protein content and are grown for a long time, the cost per bushel is lower, Pfefeffer added.
Corn can be genetically modified to withstand the herbicides Roundup and Bt, and to produce a variety of oil that does not contain the herbicidal compound.
The oil could be used for biofuel and feedstocks.
“What we’re interested in is what we can do to make the cost effective,” said Richard W. O’Brien, a professor of agronomy and director of the Center for Agronomy Innovation at the Cornell Agricultural and Life Sciences College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“I think that’s the key here.
We need to figure it out to make it cost effective.”