Omega-3 Fatty Acid

'We want to provide complementary alternatives for people who don’t like fish, and that applies particularly to children.' Dr Heather Hayes, director of food innovation, Devenish. © GettyImages/xveron90x

Fatty acid enhanced pork, beef, and milk products likely to follow: Devenish

Omega-3 enriched meat and eggs brings consumer health benefits: study

By Jane Byrne

Belfast headquartered farming and food company, Devenish, says a world first clinical trial it carried out with RSCI indicates the health benefits of regular consumption of chicken-meat and eggs naturally enriched with algae-sourced omega-3-PUFAs.

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Corbion wins bid for TerraVia

By Aerin Curtis

Corbion has fielded the winning bid for algae-product producer, TerraVia, after the company voluntarily entered a 'stalking horse' period.

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Impact from Brazilian meat scandal likely in Q2: CFO

Good volume growth in animal nutrition for DSM in Q1

By Jane Byrne

DSM reported a strong first quarter for Q1 2017. Its adjusted EBITDA was up 17% to €345m (US$376m), while net profit increased 75% to €149m, partly achieved on the back of the nutrition business.

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'No need for alarm over declining omega-3 levels in salmon'

By Jane Byrne

The head of the research center of the global aqua feed leader, Skretting, has weighed in on the debate generated by BBC coverage of a Scottish study showing omega 3 oils in farmed salmon have halved in the past five years due to more plant based oils...

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

Microalgae supplements show hen egg enrichment potential

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementing the diet of laying hens with the microalgae Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Isochrysis galbana boosted the omega-3 and carotenoid profile in the yolk of the eggs, says a new study from Belgium.

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV

Irish firm sells 50% stake in Austevoll fish oil JV


Irish company Origin Enterprises has sold its 50% stake in its fish and omega-3 oil JV, Welcon Invest AS, to its Norwegian JV partner, Austevoll Seafoods for €93m (740m NOK) as it focuses on agricultural activities.

Biofuels aid – not raid – algae’s nutritional payload

Special edition: The infinite potential of algae

Biofuels aid – not raid – algae’s nutritional payload

By Shane Starling

Algae is well on its way to being a fully blown nutritional powerhouse, but the algae’s elemental abundance means it is also in demand from other sectors like animal feed but most notably, biofuels.