Funding sought to develop algae-fed heart-healthy beef

Don Smith, of Aspen, Colo., is trying to raise money for a Colorado State University research project in which beef cattle would be fed algae, a high source of omega-3s. Plans call for presenting test results to the Food and Drug Administration for approval as a commercially viable product.

“Right now you can only get omega-3s in fish or fish oil pills,” he said. “This is a new market. Nobody thought this could be done. The beauty is that meat lovers can eat more beef and be healthy.”

Small-scale research at Colorado State and Oklahoma State University has produced positive results, said Shawn Archibeque, Colorado State associate professor of animal sciences.

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