Friend of the Sea Recertifies Nutriterra® as Sustainable Plant-Based Omega-3

West Sacramento, California. Nuseed® Nutritional US Inc., the seed technologies platform of Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF), welcomes Friend of the Sea® recertifying Nutriterra DHA Canola as a sustainable omega-3 oil. Friend of the Sea is the global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment; the World Sustainability Organization oversees this and other environmental accreditations. Nutriterra is pressed from Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, the world’s first crop-based innovation that increases the supply of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) while reducing pressure on marine resources.

Consumers rely on trusted third-party certifiers, like Friend of the Sea, to identify products that align with their values. When our customers include Nutriterra in their foods and supplements, they can signify their commitment to sustainable sourcing with the Friend of the Sea label on the package,” says Brent Zacharias, Nuseed Group Executive.  

Nutriterra was one of the first products to receive the plant-based certification from Friend of the Sea in 2021. This certificate audits the supply chain from seed to oil. While land-based canola production guarantees that ocean habitats and fish are not impacted, this certification ensures our Nuseed Omega-3 Canola production meets the following criteria:

  • Protection of wild fauna and flora
  • Protection of soil and water resources
  • Prohibition of the use of dangerous substances
  • Responsible waste and energy management
  • Social responsibility of the whole chain
  • Legal compliance

Nutriterra makes omega-3 nutrition more accessible to consumers by providing a plant-based, fish-free source of DHA omega-3 oil. More than 80% of the global population needs more omega-3 in their diet and Nutriterra makes it easier to get the essential nutrition needed for good health. Wild fish are the current primary source of omega-3 oil, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) indicated that wild stocks are fished to capacity and 35% exploited.

We are honored to recertify Nutriterra DHA Canola oil. With ocean resources under increasing pressure, plant-based innovations like Nuseed’s are vital to the future supply of essential omega-3 nutrition.,” said Paolo Bray, CEO and Founder of Friend of the Sea.

About Nuseed Nutritional and Nutriterra®

Nuseed Nutritional is nourishing the world in a safe and sustainable way by developing the supply chain and new markets for products derived from Nuseed’s advanced biotechnologies. Nutriterra is designed for human nutrition from Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, the world’s first plant-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Nutriterra provides a sustainable land-based oil supply, helping reduce pressure on wild-fish stocks and closing the gap between how much omega-3 is needed to support human health and how little the ocean can provide.  

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About Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea, a World Sustainability Organization project, awards sustainable practices in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishmeal, and Omega-3. The organization promotes pilot projects related to restaurants, sustainable shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams, etc. It is the only sustainable fisheries certification program recognized and supervised globally by a National Accreditation Body.

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