An entrepreneur is using the crowd-source fundraising site Kickstarter to seek $1 million toward increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in beef by feeding cattle algae. Don Van Pelt Smith of Aspen, Colo., has raised about $400,000 to date through the site and a private investor. He hopes to replicate the positive results of a test study by a Colorado State University cattle-nutrition expert and other researchers.

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