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The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

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The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

Should vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Should vegans and vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

By Elaine WATSON

If they don’t eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive health. But is this a problem that needs to be fixed? And are algal omega-3...

Producing DHA from canola oil would be cheap and sustainable, says Dow

Dow: DHA from canola oil still ‘some years away’

By Elaine Watson

Dow Agrosciences and Martek Biosciences (now part of DSM) are progressing well with plans to develop canola oil containing the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA, but are still “a number of years” away from bringing something to market.

Supplements have gained their best ever hearing in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Industry welcomes USDA Dietary Guidelines supplements shift

By Shane Starling

The US dietary supplements industry has welcomed the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which demonstrated a thawing in attitude toward supplements use from a Guidelines committee that has previously baulked at recommending them.

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