Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Solarvest's development lab on Canada's Prince Edward Island.

Algae producer Solarvest nears market with organic omega-3 oil

By Hank Schultz

Algae production involves fostering the growth of individual, single cells.  But these remarkably flexible organisms afford multiple paths of entry into the nutraceutical business.  For Canadian company Solarvest Bioenergy, Inc., the path to its organic...

The varied sources of omega-3

Special edition: Omega-3

The varied sources of omega-3

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3 fatty acids can be obtained from a variety of sources: Fish, krill, algae, plants, mussels. In this gallery we tour the world and look at the sources making waves in the $5 billion omega-3 food, beverage and supplements industry.

Omega-3 reality check

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Omega-3 reality check

The market predictions for omega-3 products are endlessly buoyant but a closer look at the state of play reveals very few omega-3 functional foods and beverages have moved beyond niche sales levels.

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