MINNEAPOLIS — A partnership between Cargill and Precision BioSciences led to a reduction in saturated fat in oil. A high-oleic canola oil under the Clear Valley brand now has saturated fat levels of 4.5%, which marks a 35% reduction from the previous canola oil generations.
The two companies used Precision BioSciences’ Arcus genome-editing technology to reduce saturated fat. Cargill has filed patent applications covering initial discoveries with the technology. The two companies formed a partnership in 2014.