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'Aquaculture requires feeding pellets to fish in cages, whereas marine agriculture uses sunlight as the energy source and the elemental wealth of the sea water, with no artificial input.' ©iStock/typhoonski

Omega-3 supply shifts: The case for marine agriculture

By Professor Michael Crawford

Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution to sustainable fish oils, with a potentially raised nutrient...

Eu-Roo-pean win:Smart Organic has big plans for its offerings in Europe & beyond...

EU bank backs organic Bulgarian bar maker by a cool €2m

By Nathan Gray

Sofia-based healthy snack and ‘superfood’ producer Smart Organic has won a €2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to aid expansion for the rising healthy snack and ‘superfood’ manufacturer.

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GOED challenged by French omega-3 supplier

By Shane STARLING

French marine and algae-sourced omega-3 specialist Polaris has called on marquee trade group the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) to up its presence in Europe.

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The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn & Shane Starling

Only the seemingly foolish would have predicted 2016 would see the UK vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump win the US presidential election. But in the post-truth era, these are the facts.

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Consumers aren’t prepared to join the lab-meat love-in

By David Burrows

This year there’s been a bit of a lab-meat love-in, but are consumers ready to buy into it? I’m not so sure, especially if they can’t divorce the concept from other more controversial technologies like genetic modification.

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