U.K. OKs field test of omega-3-enriched crop

The U.K.'s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has cleared the way for Rothamsted Research to grow genetically modified Camelina sativa plants that accumulate omega-3 fatty acids in their seeds. Scientists plan to use the oil from the test crop to boost the omega-3 content of farmed salmon, although the seeds could eventually be used in oils and margarine.

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