Personal wellness and planetary wellness are fundamentally aligned- perhaps no more strongly than in omega-3 nutrition.
The Global Organisation of Omegas-3 EPA and DHA stated in 2022 that “the oceans can’t provide even the most conservative daily dose of EPA and DHA for every human being”.
Our current omega supply chain is extremely destructive. Some scientists estimate that by 2048 we could see virtually empty oceans.
Since every second breath we breathe is generated by the oceans, this isn’t a pretty scenario for us human beings. As Dr Sylvia Earle says “What we are doing to the oceans, we are doing to ourselves”
Fast not-so-fun facts:
- We all care about plastic in the oceans- but did you know that fishing itself is contributing hugely to plastic in the ocean? 46% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is fishing nets whereas plastic straws actually only constitute by weight 0.03% of plastic in the ocean.
- The IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) states that commercial fishing is the leading cause of marine life extinction
- Fish farms may be just as destructive as commercial fishing with these fish requiring far more fish input into their feed than they produce.
On top of this, fish have been proven to be social and feeling creatures who form friendships and experience fear and pain.
There has to be a better way.
What’s the solution?
Ahiflower provides as much omega-rich oil per acre as 500,000 anchovies. Each month’s supply provides as much omega-rich oil as 300 anchovies!
Ahiflower is grown using regenerative farming practices which focus on positive carbon capture impacts, and promoting soil health and fertility. Ahiflower even provides great habitat for bees and butterflies.
Ahiflower is extremely sustainable
For each metric tonne of fish biomass harvested, only 10kg of commercial EPA/DHA oil is produced. By contrast to fish oil, Ahiflower produces the equivalent amount of naturally synthesised EPA/DHA, competitively from only 0.25 acres of non-GMO, regeneratively cultivated farmland.
Ahiflower yields more SDA+ALA+GLA per hectare than any other oilseed crop and requires significantly less fertiliser or chemical inputs
The amount of land required to provide our human omega needs with Ahiflower oil is just 480,000 acres (for comparison, US soybean acres in 2018 = 90million),
– Josh Geiger
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