28 Jun 2017

The geneticist who's "got chops"

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 28 June 2017

While fatty lamb chops may not immediately conjure up images of healthy eating, a New Zealand project is turning that notion on its head.

It all began with the Omega Lamb Project, which was originally set up to produce sheep that would cope better in hill country.

 --- Sheep need fat to breed well and thrive in high altitude pastures and conditions.

Kathryn Ryan talks to Aimee Charteris, the geneticist behind New Zealand's new lamb. Promoted as among the world's tastiest and best for you, Te Mana, with its high Omega-3 content, is putting high-fat meat back on healthy eating menus.