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March 9, 2017

How does this technology work?

In 2011, a research collaboration was formed to develop a high quality, sustainable, renewable and reliable source of long-chain omega-3 oil. The supply of this important nutrient is under pressure, with wild fish stocks the current main source. A more scalable and reliable supply option is needed to meet current and future demand.


March 9, 2017

How is omega-3 used?

Omega-3 oils, particularly the long-chain DHA and EPA types typically found in oily fish, are important for human and fish health. Demand for these oils is increasing year-on-year, while existing supply from fish oil is limited. Developing new, sustainable sources of these healthy long-chain omega-3 oils is essential.


March 9, 2017

What are omega-3s?

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered necessary for optimum human health. We cannot make these critical nutrients, so we must consume them in the foods we eat. Currently the main source of the healthiest omega-3 oils is marine animals, however as demand is increasing around the world, supply sustainability is being challenged.


March 9, 2017

What is the development process?

As with all innovative new technologies, Nuseed must achieve product development milestones (prove that the concept will work) and obtain the necessary regulatory approvals (government requirements for commercialisation). There are different regulatory requirements depending on the country involved, however the overall process follows similar patterns.


March 9, 2017

Who is Nuseed?

A global seed company, Nuseed is focused on improving the performance and downstream value of its three core crops — canola, sorghum and sunflower. Backed by the strength of our parent company Nufarm Limited, we develop innovative seed-based solutions aimed at meeting consumer and market needs.