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London November 2007
Incorporating omega 3 in the food chain

This one-day Lipgene workshop focused on the agro-food technology aspects of the project. Following an overview of the health benefits of long chain omega 3 fatty acids and their place in the diet, this conference communicated new knowledge regarding current intakes in the UK. Plant technologies and animal nutrition practices to increase the long chain omega 3 fatty acid composition of key sources of dietary lipids were also discussed, and the search for alternative sources proposed.

A workshop report will appear here shortly. In the meantime, the presentations from the day can be downloaded using the links below.

An introduction to Lipgene
Christine Williams, University of Reading

Omega 3 fatty acids – what they are and why we need them
Joanne Lunn, British Nutrition Foundation

Current intakes of omega 3 fatty acids in the UK and options for increase
Rachael Gibbs, University of Reading

The issues surrounding fish as a source of long chain omega 3 fatty acids
Douglas R Tocher, University of Stirling

Enrichment of poultry meat with omega 3 fatty acids
Caroline Rymer, University of Reading

Modifying the composition of animal-derived foods: its role in public health nutrition
Ian Givens, University of Reading

The production of long chain omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in transgenic plants - towards a sustainable source of fish oils
Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research



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