cottonseed oil

Cottonseed oil Description

Cottonseed oil

Cottonseed oil is a cooking oil extracted from the seeds of cotton plant of various species, mainly Gossypium hirsutum and Gossypium herbaceum. All cotton that is grown is used to produce cotton fiber, animal feed, and oil. In 2011 cotton was the third biggest of the genetically modified crops grown worldwide, as measured by acreage: soybean was 47%, occupying 75.4 million hectares; biotech maize (51.00 million hectares at 32%), biotech cotton (24.7 million hectares at 15%) and biotech canola (8.2 million hectares at 5%)

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