By admin       2018-10-17

Countries all over the world will see the advantages from Rathore’s development, but cotton-producing countries in areas that are struggling with famine and malnutrition could benefit the most from Rathore’s work. They will be able to use the seed-derived protein for human consumption and as a feed for poultry, swine or aquaculture species. “I also realized the value to cotton farmers everywhere of removing gossypol from the cottonseed because such a product is likely to improve their income without any extra effort on their part or additional input,” Rathore said. “Such a product can also be important from the standpoint of sustainability because farmers will produce fiber, feed and food from the same crop.” The next step after move by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or APHIS, is approval from the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected in the coming months, according to a Texas A&M announcement. Then, it is onto commercialization, which would require involvement from philanthropies, investors or corporations.

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