Salt Lake City, UT—GOED has granted GOED Lifetime Achievement Awards to Dr. Norman Salem, Jr., and Olav Sandnes in honor of their efforts to increase global EPA and DHA consumption, according to a press release.

TheGOED Lifetime Achievement Awardsare traditionally presented at the biennial GOED Exchange to those whose careers have significantly advanced the science around omega-3s or expanded the growth of the EPA and DHA industry.
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Norman Salem, Jr., Ph.D., is a leading researcher on DHA omega-3s and the physiological functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipids, the release says. He directed the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics at the National Institutes of Health and was Chief Scientific Officer at Martek Biosciences, now part of DSM.

Olav Sandnes co-founded Marine Ingredients in 1982, and was a founding member of the Omega-3 Working Group at the Council for Responsible Nutrition, which eventually became GOED. He was a member of GOED’s board for 13 years. In 2016, Marine Ingredients merged with KD Pharma, to become the third largest omega-3 supplier worldwide.