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Humans can process omega-3s from genetically modified seed oil

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that key omega-3 fatty acids in genetically modified plant oils were absorbed and processed by humans the same way as omega-3s derived from fish oil. "This first study in humans is both an important scientific advance and another step on our journey towards making this oil available to the consumer," said professor Johnathan Napier of Rothamsted Research, who pioneered modification of Camelina plants to produce enhanced vegetable oil in their seeds.

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