N.C. State University and Monsanto Co. teamed up to bring a leading researcher in omega-3 fatty acids to the N.C. Research Campus on Friday for a private symposium.

Dr. William Harris, director and senior scientist of the Cardiovascular Health Research Center at Sanford Research/University of South Dakota, is speaking in Kannapolis about the health benefits of omega-3s.

Developers at the Research Campus have long courted agricultural giant Monsanto, the world’s leading producer of seed and insect- and herbicide-resistant crops. Monsanto also produces Roundup.

But today’s event does not mean the St. Louis-based company is any closer to joining the $1.5 billion biotechnology complex in Kannapolis, said Clyde Higgs, vice president for business development for Castle & Cooke North Carolina.

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