Chitosan plus maltodextrin could offer an interesting alternative
for the encapsulation of omega-3 rich fish oils, suggests a new
study that uses a novel ultrasonic technique to generate impressive
Increasing omega-3 fatty acid levels, and decreasing levels of
omega-6, could reduce the risk of prostate cancer risk in
individuals with a genetic predisposition to cancer, if results
from an animal study can be translated to humans.
The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued a draft opinion on that
would grant refined echium oil the go-ahead to be marketed in
Europe as a novel food and is seeking comments prior to its final
Martek has added a new patent to its store of European intellectual
property on ARA from Mortierella alpine microorganisms for
infant formulas, reinforcing its position after an opposition
hearing in 2005 narrowed the scope of the...
Burcon Nutrisciences has been granted a European patent for its
flax oil seed-derived novel protein isolate and production, and
signalled that it will continue developing technologies from
sources besides its canola, which now forms...
Industry giants are locked in a "fish oil arms race" to develop genetically modified crops that could challenge the supremacy of fish as the best source of omega-3 fatty acid, with both BASF and DuPont reporting progress in the field.