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Algae for better food nutrition at JAS La Rochelle, France

27-06-2018

Olmix Group highlighted how algae-based solutions can help develop natural solutions for human health and nutrition.

JAS La Rochelle, the international exhibition on food and innovation, brought together more than 1,000 professional experts and 600 enterprises in La Rochelle, France, for a two-day programme full of business meetings and scientific conferences the 20-21 June.

Based at booth C18 at the exhibition area, the Olmix Human Care team presented not only the different applications of seaweed for animal and human health and nutrition but also met with many partners and visitors to discuss new and innovative ways to develop sustainable food based on natural resources.

Thus, it was only natural for the Olmix team to share its knowledge and know-how also on stage, where Mrs Pi Nyvall, Olmix Group’s Scientific Director, delivered a technical lecture on how to sustainably produce new algae-sourced ingredients to be introduced into the food and feed industry for improved health and nutrition.

“Algae possess a lot of potential when it comes to plant, animal and human care. Along with trace elements and clay minerals, algae can be applied for plant health and nutrition, animal health and feed, and human food and health. Furthermore, they they do not need arable land or fresh water to grow, so their production do not compete with other food sources . In addition, they can grow up to 30% per day!”, Nyvall explained.

Actually, thanks to algae, Olmix Group has been able to develop and put into practice its own antibiotic-free program, SAGA (Sans Antibiotique Grâce aux Algues, in French) with outstanding results in turkey production:

“The SAGA project started in 2017 by testing antibiotic free production on 4 Turkey flocks. It ended up by the first positive result of antibiotic free production thanks to Algae. Then, the Olmix Animal Care team worked with ‘La Trinitaise’ -a French high-quality meat processor- to develop a protocol to raise turkey without antibiotics and commercialize them as so called “raised without the use of antibiotic since hatching”.

Lastly, talking about antibiotic-free production, Mrs Nyvall shared several scientific studies that showed algae to be a real alternative to antibiotics for animal farming as well as getting into the two recent research studies of Olmix Group and INRA.

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