Australian coalition to research DHA canola
Three Australian grain research organisations are to collaborate on the development of genetically modified canola producing the long chain omega-3 oil, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Members of the consortium include Nufarm subsidiary Nuseed, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The collaborators have pledged Aus$50 million ($52.6 million) to fund a research and development programme to produce GM canola lines producing high levels of DHA. Nuseed will have exclusive global commercialisation rights for existing and new long chain omega-3 products developed by the consortium.