Nutriterra is a Sustainable Way of Increasing Access to Human Health

Earth Day on April 22nd is the perfect day to take stock of Nutriterra’s ongoing efforts to help give people new, innovative ways of accessing good health. We have developed the world’s first plant-based source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3, reaching new consumers who don’t like the taste of marine oils, or who are allergic to them, or who want a more ocean-friendly source of complete omega-3 nutrition.

But what does being “sustainable” mean? For Nutriterra, it means achieving the maximum possible benefit for people and society, while reducing pressure on our world’s oceans.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals give us a global framework for defining and measuring our efforts at being sustainable by making positive social, environmental, and economic impacts.

There are 17 interlinking Sustainable Development Goals, which are designed to work together as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.”

Nutriterra is aligned with 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Zero Hunger: Nutriterra provides total omega-3 nutrition without marine ingredients, leaving more fish in the sea for human consumption.
  • Good Health and Well-Being: More than 80% of people are consuming less omega-3 than is ideal for supporting healthy eyes, brains, and hearts.* Nutriterra makes omega-3 nutrition more accessible and palatable than ever before, with a source of omega-3 that is plant-based, fish-free, and has a neutral taste.
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Nutriterra represents a strategic commitment to providing world-changing solutions through the power of plants, innovating crops that impact global environmental issues.
  • Life Below Water: One hectare of the Nuseed Omega-3 Canola used to produce Nutriterra provides as much DHA omega-3 as 10,000 one-kilogram fish, without disrupting ocean habitats to source this vital nutrient.
  • Life On Land: Nuseed Omega-3 Canola grows on existing US farmland under strict stewardship standards. Grower contracts provide economic security to ensure sustainable incomes.

When the Goals talk about creating a “better and more sustainable future for all,” they really do mean all. Sustainability means building, preserving, and expanding systems that contribute to human health, preserve the health of our environment, protect plants and animals, and create new economic opportunities that ensure that people have can build fulfilling and financially viable lives. Nutriterra does all of this.

We’re not done innovating yet, either. We’re continuing to work to improve Nutriterra. To deliver more omega-3 nutrition in every drop of Nutriterra DHA Omega-3 Canola oil, to further reduce the need for sourcing fish oil from ocean-caught fish, and to increase the economic benefits of growing and processing the Nuseed Omega-3 canola that Nutriterra is derived from. We’re continuing to raise the bar for being a sustainable, accessible, and ocean-friendly source of omega-3 nutrition.