Cargill has launched a new vegetable oil that’s made from conventionally-bred soybeans. That’s right, oil that isn’t derived from genetically modified (GM) soybeans.
Most of the soybeans grown in the United States come from genetically modified seeds, a favorite of famers in the battle to control weeds and pests.
GM seeds have been given the imprimatur of U.S. food safety authorities, but they have aroused increasing suspicion among some consumers. So, some food companies have responded with products made from non-GM grains, oilseeds and sugar.