The biotechnology company Amfora has received a grant from the United Soybean Board, supporting the development of soybean varieties with increased protein content. Amfora Chief Science Officer Michael Lassner says the company can increase protein content by reprogramming a genetic switch in the soybean genome. By doing so, “at least 10 percent more protein across the U.S. soybean belt” could potentially be achieved. The grant provides $350,000 in funding for a one-year period. At its discretion, USB may provide additional funding in the years to follow.
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