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The efficacy of herbal extracts on the structural stabilisation of fish oil encapsulation had not previously been evaluated. ©iStock

Sage extract could offer encapsulation benefits for omega-3: Study

By Gary Scattergood

Encapsulating omega-3 supplements with sage polyphenols and gum arabic could be a more healthy and economically viable option than techniques currently used, while also opening up the possibility of boosting protein intake, research from India suggests.

China dominates the global production of seaweed. ©iStock

Soaring seaweed demand raises environmental concerns for Asia

By Gary Scattergood

Asia’s booming seaweed industry – buoyed by demand for nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and antimicrobial products – needs to avoid the ecological and societal pitfalls experienced in agriculture and fish farming, according to a UN university institute.

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Rat study finds rancid fish oil deadly, but humans shouldn't worry

By RJ Whitehead

A third of the offspring of rats fed with high doses of oxidised fish oil during pregnancy did not survive beyond two days, a New Zealand-authored study has found, prompting safety officials to stress that there is no evidence of a food-safety risk from...

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