Using GM techniques to change the activity of a plant enzyme could
convert unsaturated oils in the seeds of a temperate plant to the
more saturated kind usually found in tropical plants like palm oil,
new research suggests.
Interesterified fats, seen by some as alternatives to unhealthy
trans fats, may also raise blood sugar levels and decrease insulin
levels, as well as adversely affecting so-called 'good' cholesterol
levels, says a new US-Malaysian...
There's no way but out for heart-damaging trans fatty acids, and
procrastinators in the food industry will achieve nothing by
delaying reformulation other than lagging behind in the game as the
rest of the world waves goodbye.
Australia's government will work with industry to reduce trans
fatty acids in Australian food, it announced this week, despite
figures that suggest intake of the fats among the population is
within safe limits.
Biotech giant Monsanto is to develop new versions of its reduced
trans-fat Vistive soybean with the aim of improving shelf life and
flavor of soy oil, lowering saturated fat content and enhancing the
bean with Omega-3.