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Asparagopsis is a common seaweed native to the waters of Tasmania and New Zealand. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with Australian company Sea Forest, Fonterra is looking at the potential Asparagopsis seaweed has in reducing methane in a grass-fed farming system.

Kerry research shows taste is the top purchase consideration for more than 60% of global consumers, with protein quality second. Pic: Kerry

Kerry publishes Protein Mindset report

By Jim Cornall

Taste and nutrition company Kerry said new global research shows most protein consumers are motivated by health and wellness, with 50% of respondents associating protein with “healthy diet” and 46% with “healthy lifestyle.”

The microalgae provide a rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.  Pic: Anpario

New dairy feed supplement can boost milk omega-3 levels

By Jim Cornall

A new, microalgae-derived, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, for producers to incorporate into dairy rations, has been launched by Anpario, an independent manufacturer and distributor of feed additives for livestock.

complex 24 allows manufacturers to make “Source of/High in protein” claims on products. Pic: Getty Images/jchizhe

Ulrick & Short launches new functional protein

By Jim Cornall

Product nutritional values and front-of-pack health credentials are now buying factors for many consumers. In the last 18 months, this has been augmented by government initiatives, and the Covid pandemic.

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