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SupplySide West Podcast 75: Omega-3 Market’s Decade of Growth


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.”

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