Less toxic cottonseed: Potential for non-ruminants
Cotton production is one of the largest production crops around the world. For every 1 kg of cotton fiber, the plant produces around 1.65 kg of seed which is high in oil and protein. These can be used for ruminant diets, but non-ruminants are too sensitive for the toxic substance gossypol, a nasty by-product. Luckily, a gossypol-free variety of cottonseed has been developed.