Where Will We Get Our Omega-3s?
We hear all the time about omega 3 fatty acids and how they are important they are for our health. Two of the three omega 3s essential to human health are made only by marine organisms. Unfortunately, their supply is limited and can’t be increased. As our population increases, we face expanding demand that can’t be met as things stand now. Starting this month, a group of researchers in England will do an on-farm trial of an oilseed crop they engineered to produce one of the two marine omega 3s—EPA.