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    ​​​​​​​European Patent Office grants patent on salmon

    9 May 2019 / The European Patent Office (EPO) has granted a patent on salmon fed with certain plants (EP1965658). The feedstuff was patented along with the rearing and feeding of the fish, the fish itself and the fish oil. The fish can be fed with either conventional or genetically modified plants. Foods derived from the salmon supposedly have an increased content of omega-3 fatty acids. Such fatty acids are typically referred to as having health benefits. This idea is by no means new: it is known, for example, that the milk of pasture-fed cows has a higher content of these fatty acids.