Devenish launches new business entity with the Canada's Mara Renewables Corp

Devenish executive chairman Owen Brennan.

BELFAST-based Devenish has launched a new business entity with the Canadian Mara Renewables Corporation.

Humanativ will aim to improve human health by naturally enriching animal feed with a sustainable omega-3 DHA solution.

It formalises a long-standing partnership between the two companies, which are both key players in the feed and food industry.

Devenish executive chairman Owen Brennan said it enables the pair to deliver a unique, patented product to the global animal nutrition market.

“The health benefits of consuming omega-3 have long been recognised,” he said. “But research shows that less than 20 per cent of the world’s population are getting the required levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) through their diet.

“Our mission at Humanativ is to increase the levels of omega-3 DHA in the global population year-on-year by making it more accessible through naturally enriched meat and eggs.”

Devenish said it commissioned the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to carry out a world-first clinical trial, which it said shows the regular consumption of naturally enriched omega-3 chicken and eggs can improve omega-3 PUFA levels and also lower blood pressure, both of which are associated with substantial human health benefits.

“We’ve carried out extensive research and development to produce a unique, sustainable, algae-based omega-3 DHA product ‘OmegaPro’ that enables food producers to naturally enrich meat and eggs through the animals’ diet,” said Mr Brennan.

“By working with Humanativ and incorporating OmegaPro into diets, meat and egg producers will be able to offer a product range with significant proven health benefits, and importantly, make on-pack claims in many regions of the world which will add value to their products,”

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