With long-term EPA and DHA marine sources a pressing concern for the burgeoning omega-3 industry, the first annual GOED Exchange<http://www.goedexchange.com>—to be held January 13-14 at Salt Lake City's Marriott City Center—will dedicate a large portion of its plenary program to exploring effective sustainability measures led by a panel representing the world's foremost omega-3 regulatory bodies, international advocacy groups and academic institutions.
Slated for Thursday, January 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the session "Sustainability of EPA and DHA Sources" will feature Dr. Michael Crawford, director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at London Metropolitan University; Dr. Simeon Hill, a senior scientific officer at the British Antarctic Survey and member of the international treaty organization CCAMLR (Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources); Kees Lankester, board member of the Marine Stewardship Council and founding director of Scomber fishery and ocean wildlife consultancy; and Andrew Jackson, technical director of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation.
"As research into the human health benefits of omega-3s broadens, so will the global demand for EPA and DHA-rich products. Sustainable sources of EPA and DHA will therefore be essential to ensure a long-term supply of these important nutrient sources," said Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED). "Having four of the world's leading omega-3 sustainability authorities converge on one panel is a first for the industry and we're pleased that the GOED Exchange will provide an opportunity for the industry to have a direct, two-way dialogue with these experts."
More information on the conference, other educational sessions and registration details can be found at http://www.goedexchange.com.
GOED is a proactive and accountable association of the world's finest processors, refiners, manufacturers, distributors, marketers, retailers and supporters of products containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids. The organization's objectives are to promote and protect the category, educate consumers about the health benefits of EPA/DHA, and work with government groups, the healthcare community and the industry, while setting high standards for its business sector. GOED and its members are committed to personal integrity, ethical corporate behavior, public safety and quality assurance. For more information, visit http://www.goedquality.com.