In 10 years, the omega-3 market has grown from a concentration on fish oil concentrates to a diverse industry with several sources and an increasingly interesting scientific substantiation. Adam Ismail, Global Organization for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Omega-3s (GOED), described these factors and more that have matured the omega-3 industry in the past decade. In this podcast with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, Ismail discuses:
- The increase of quality omega-3 products on the market, spurred by a commitment to the GOED monograph, which is stricter than any regulation
- How research—good and bad—have affected consumer interest in omega-3s, and emerging research that shows omega-3s’ benefit to health conditions beyond heart health
- The growing number of sources for long-chain polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs), and how they help sustainability and a brand’s point of differentiation.
Learn more about the issues and controversies affecting the omega-3 market at the GOED Exchange, Feb 6 to 8 in Seattle.
Read more about Ismail’s take on the past decade in the INSIDER article, “10 Years of Fish Business.”