AUSTRALIA: Scientists source fatty acids from micro-organisms - MEMBERS
The chief source of so-called "good fats" - or Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids - is fish oils, but their origin is in tiny organisms the fish eat. However, scientists in Tasmania, Australia, have developed the technology to produce such fatty acids from these source organisms rather than from fish. The possible applications are enormous, they claim, especially for functional foods where regular foods are enhanced with health improving properties.
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