Cargill, Bayer alliance to produce high-oleic canola oil

by Jeff Gelski
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MONHEIM, GERMANY — Cargill, Minneapolis, will produce a high-oleic canola oil from InVigor Health hybrids, a new hybrid canola line from Bayer CropScience. Starting in the 2008 season, canola growers in western Canada will have the opportunity to grow InVigor Health, the first product unveiled under an alliance between Bayer CropScience, Monheim, and Cargill.

"Oil from these new hybrids has been rigorously tested in frying applications to ensure that it meets the taste and functional needs of food companies," said Alan Willits, president of Cargill Specialty Canola Oils.

The high-oleic content in the oil is designed to maintain stability in high-heat food processing applications,

"With InVigor Health our canola research and development program has for the first time generated a commercial product for downstream customers," said Dr. Joachim Schneider, head of the BioScience unit at Bayer CropScience.

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