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Fewer Wild Fish Needed: Genetically Modified Plants Produce Omega-3 Fish Oil

Researchers have revealed that genetically modified Camelina plants produce omega-3 fish oils suitable for feeding Atlantic salmon. The new GMO plants can produce up to 20% of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), one of the two omega-3 LC PUFA conferring health benefits.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

What the article forgets to mention is the algae is genetically modified (i.e. transgenic).  The second is that the cost of the oil is dramatically higher than fish oil.  Finally, more than 70% of all fish oil goes to feed farmed fish instead of feeding humans.

 

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