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U of M startup Calyxt recently signed a deal around its trans fat-free soybeans, developed through gene editing.

The agreement disclosed this week with American Natural Processors, a non-GMO processor of oils, flours and meals based in Cherokee, Iowa, means that products made with Calyxt’s high-tech soybeans could start hitting the market this year or by early 2019.

“With this collaboration, Calyxt has taken an important step toward the commercialization of our high-oleic soybean oil by contracting with a processor with a strong track record of food quality and safety, and that is committed to the non-GMO and organic industries,” Manoj Sahoo, Calyxt’s chief commercial officer, said in a statement.

Read the full story in the Star Tribune.