Salmon fed GM-camelina oil to raise omega-3 level

(08/01/18)

Scientists in Scotland have begun a large-scale study aimed at restoring the level of omega-3 in farmed salmon by feeding them a diet containing oil from genetically modified camelina.

Stirling University’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) is conducting the study at an un-named loch, in collaboration with Hertfordshire-based Rothamsted Research, which developed the GM crop by adding a gene from a type of marine algae to camelina.

The IoA has carried out previous similar studies in tanks, but this is the first time in the UK that Atlantic salmon will...............................................


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