Biotech Updates

Healthy Canola Oils in the Horizon

June 27, 2008

Dow AgroSciences LLC and Martek Biosciences Corporation are set to develop a new generation of healthy canola oils that produces DHA (docosahexanoic acid) omega-3 fatty acid. Currently DHA is primarily sourced from algal fermentation and fish oil.

“Nutritionists are now recommending that people increase their consumption of DHA as most consumers don't get enough in their diets today,” said Daniel R. Kittle, Ph.D., global research and development leader and vice president, Dow AgroSciences. “Martek, with its strong portfolio in omega-3 fatty acids, will be a great addition to the continued development of our rapidly growing canola and sunflower Healthy Oils platform.”

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