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Scientists attack proposed EU omega-3 DRVs

Scientists attack proposed EU omega-3 DRVs

By Shane Starling

An international consortium of concerned lipid scientists says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-recommended omega-3 dietary reference values (DRVs) are seriously flawed and should be amended before they see the light of day in the European Union...

Over-fishing no threat to krill harvest, says industry

Over-fishing no threat to krill harvest, says industry

By Mike Stones

Krill harvesting in the Southern Ocean is sustainable, despite fears that super swarms of the tiny crustaceans could lead to over fishing, claim two companies which rely on krill to make omega-3 rich nutraceutical products.

Omega-3 may prevent age-related sight loss

Omega-3 may prevent age-related sight loss

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing age-related blindness by 30 per cent, says a new study from the US National Eye Institute.

Scientists protest as EC validates omega-3 labelling rule

Scientists protest as EC validates omega-3 labelling rule

By Shane Starling

The group of international scientists that last week petitioned the European Commission to amend a mooted omega-3 labelling regulation they believe would confuse consumers, have vowed to continue their fight in the European Parliament, after the EC backed...

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