Professor Jonathan Napier from Rothamsted Research and leading fish nutritionist, Professor Douglas Tocher from Stirling University, have been collaborating for nearly twenty years on finding a sustainable solution to deliver novel sources of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Now, together they are embarking on a new aqua feed trial delivering an alternative fish feed solution, using a genetically modified oil ingredient, to Atlantic farmed salmon which they hope will relieve pressure on stressed marine resources. Watch our full report.
Throughout 2014 -- BBSRC's 20th anniversary -- BBSRC researchers exhibited the best of British bioscience across the UK. The year-long programme of bioscience communication showcased research to a broad public audience, culminating in the Great British Bioscience Festival on 14-16 November at the Museum Gardens in London's Bethnal Green.
The world is facing a potential crisis in terms of food security. The challenge is to produce and supply enough safe and nutritious food in a sustainable way for a growing global population, which is projected to reach 9Bn by 2050.