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Treating Allergies With Soy

posted on September 6, 2002

Treating allergies to soy …with soy.

Of the soy-related food allergies, more than half are linked to a protein known as P34. A USDA plant physiologist has developed a strain of soybean plants in which the P34 protein is shut off.

The new bean is being fed to baby pigs to check for any allergic reaction.

The new genetically altered soybean could mean many soy-sensitive consumers would be able to eat foods containing the protein-rich oilseed. Such foods include cereals, baby formula, snack foods and salad dressings.

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