This plant, known commonly as gold-of-pleasure or false flax, can be genetically engineered to make it more suited to salmon feed. Photo: Rothamsted Research
This plant, known commonly as gold-of-pleasure or false flax, can be genetically engineered to make it more suited to salmon feed.

N&H TOPLINE: Plant oil may improve omega-3 content of farmed salmon

Modified camelina seeds may help improve long-chain omega-3 fatty acid content of farmed salmon.

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease, reduce inflammation and have a positive effect on brain development. Consuming fish oils or fatty fish such as salmon has been a common way for people to increase their intake of these beneficial fats.

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