Biotech Updates

Moolec Gets First US Approval for Animal Proteins in Plants

April 24, 2024

Moolec Science's genetically engineered soybean with pork proteins known as Piggy Sooy has received the response to their request for regulatory status review from USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. APHIS concluded that Piggy Sooy is unlikely to pose an increased plant pest risk compared to the conventional soybeans. Thus, it is not subject to the APHIS regulation governing movement of genetic engineered organisms or products.

In June 2023, Moolec Science announced that their genetically modified soybeans contain up to 26.6% pork protein, a significant increase from earlier projections. The company has also secured a patent on their technology. Moolec Science is currently working with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to gain approval for their product. This consultation process is a critical step before Piggy Sooy can be commercially available.

Read the media release from Moolec Science for more information.

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