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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • soybean
GE trait
  • herbicide tolerance
Country
  • USA

Results

Equivalence
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The composition of glyphosate-tolerant soybean seeds is equivalent to that of conventional soybeans Open Access

Padgette, SR; Taylor, NB; Nida, DL; Bailey, MR; MacDonald, J; Holden, LR; Fuchs, RL
The Journal of Nutrition. 1996 March. 126(3):702-16

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PMID: 8598556

Abstract

One important aspect of the safety assessment of genetically engineered crops destined for food and feed uses is the characterization of the consumed portion of the crop. One crop currently under development, glyphosate-tolerant soybeans (GTS), was modified by the addition of a glyphosate-tolerance gene to a commercial soybean cultivar. The composition of seeds and selected processing fractions from two GTS lines, designated 40-3-2 and 61-67-1, was compared with that of the parental soybean cultivar, A5403. Nutrients measured in the soybean seeds included macronutrients by proximate analyses (protein, fat, fiber, ash, carbohydrates), amino acids and fatty acids. Antinutrients measured in either the seed or toasted meal were trypsin inhibitor, lectins, isoflavones, stachyose, raffinose and phytate. Proximate analyses were also performed on batches of defatted toasted meal, defatted nontoasted meal, protein isolate, and protein concentrate prepared from GTS and control soybean seeds. In addition, refined, bleached, deodorized oil was made, along with crude soybean lecithin, from GTS and control soybeans. The analytical results demonstrated the GTS lines are equivalent to the parental, conventional soybean cultivar.

Keywords

glyphosate-tolerant soybeans; soybeans; composition; nutrient; antinutrient

Funding

Funding source
  • Monsanto
Funding country
  • United States
Funding type
  • industry: same

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MLA

Padgette, SR, NB Taylor, DL Nida, MR Bailey, J MacDonald, LR Holden, RL Fuchs. "The composition of glyphosate-tolerant soybean seeds is equivalent to that of conventional soybeans." The Journal of Nutrition 126.3 (1996): 702-16. Web. 20 Nov. 2017.

APA

Padgette, SR., Taylor, NB., Nida, DL., Bailey, MR., MacDonald, J., Holden, LR., & Fuchs, RL. (1996). The composition of glyphosate-tolerant soybean seeds is equivalent to that of conventional soybeans. The Journal of Nutrition, 126(3), 702-16.

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