Uncontested Facts about Canola
- The name 'Canola' is a contraction of 'CANadian Oil, Low Acid"
- The oil marketed as 'Canola' is 'oilseed rape', a plant variety bred from 'rapeseed', a brassica related to the mustard family.
- Canola (like soy, corn, and wheat) has been grown commercially in genetically modified forms
- Canadian farmer Percy Shmeiser was sued by Monsanto when GE Canola was found amongst his crops
Claims and Counterclaims about Canola
|1.Canola oil is an industrial oil||1. Canola is an edible oil, from 'oilseed rape', a plant variety bred from 'rapeseed', a brassica related to the mustard family.|
| 2. Canola was created by genetic engineering
|| 2.Although GE varieties of Canola have been created and commercialized, Canola itself was developed through natural breeding
Points of Interest
The article 'Canola Oil' by Darleen Bradley contains various claims that Canola is harmful and a handful of references