Australian Scientist on the Hunt for omega-3 alternative

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An Australian research alliance is leading the race to try and break the world’s reliance on fish for long chain omega- 3.
Earlier this week three Australian organisations announced a $50 million dollar research collaboration to try and curb the globes’ dependency on fish.
Using cutting-edge gene technology, the researchers will attempt to develop and commercialise a vegetable oil that will contain the same high quality long chain omega-3 as fish do.
The collaboration brings together Nuseed, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
Long chain omega-3 is a vital dietary nutrient, however wild fish stocks cannot cope with the global demands for fish in a sustainable manner.  Due to this scientists around the world have been searching for sustainable alternatives, such as vegetable oil.


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