Cargill and BASF to Develop EPA/DHA Canola Oil

November 2, 2011

Cargill says that this innovative canola oil will address to issues currently affecting the omega-3 market: shelf stability and cost.

Cargill (Minneapolis) and BASF (Limburgerhof, Germany) have formally agreed to co-develop a genetically-enhanced canola seed oil rich in EPA and DHA omega-3s.

Cargill says that this innovative canola oil will address to issues currently affecting the omega-3 market: shelf stability and cost.

The EPA/DHA oil, which utilizes Cargill’s food applications specialty and BASF’s ability to genetically enhance canola oil, will require a monetary investment of over $208 million, according to Cargill. The project should come to fruition by the end of the decade.