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I received the following info in an email. I don't know the vadility of the info but thought I would pass on info and everyone can come to their own conclusions:__________________________________ I think it's important that as many people as possible KNOW about the origins of this product. Then, if you choose to buy it, at least you're doing so with your eyes open. RAPE IN A DIFFERENT GUISE Dear Editors Recently I bought a cooking oil that's new to our upermarkets, Canola Oil. I tried it because the label assured me t was lowest in "bad" fats. However, when I had used half the bottle, I oncluded that the label told me surprisingly little else and I started to onder: where does canola oil come from? Olive oil comes from lives, peanut oil from> peanuts,sunflower oil from sunflowers; but what is a canola? There was nothing on the label to enlighten me, which I thought odd. So, I did some investigating on the Internet. There are plenty of official Canola sites lauding this new "wonder" oil with all its low-fat health benefits. It takes a little longer to find sites that tell the less palatable details. Here are just a few facts everyone should know before buying anything containing canola. Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words "Canada" and "oil". Canola is a genetically engineered plant developed in Canada from the Rapeseed Plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants. According to AgriAlternatives, The Online Innovation, and Technology Magazine for Farmers, "By nature, these rapeseed oils, which have long been used to produce oils for industrial purposes, are... toxic to humans and other animals". (This, by the way, is one of the websites singing the praises of the new canola industry.) Rapeseed oil is poisonous to living things and is an excellent insect repellent. I have been using it (in very diluted form, as per instructions) to kill the aphids on my roses for the last two years. It works very> well;> it suffocates them. Ask for it at your nursery. Rape is an oil that> is used> as a lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base and as a> illuminate> for color pages in magazines. It is an industrial oil. It is not a> food.> Rape oil, it seems, causes emphysema, respiratory distress, anemia,> constipation, irritability, and blindness in animals and humans. Rape> oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between> 1986 and 1991, when it was thrown out. Remember the "Mad Cow> disease" scare, when millions of cattle in the UK were slaughtered in> case of infecting humans? Cattle were being fed on a mixture> containing> material from dead sheep, and sheep suffer from a disease called> "scrapie".> It was thought this was how "Mad Cow" began and started to infiltrate> the> human chain. What is interesting is that when rape oil was removed> from animal feed, 'scrapie' disappeared. We also haven't seen any further reports of "Mad Cow" in the U.K. since rape oil was removed from the feed. Perhaps not scientifically proven, but interesting all the same. US and Canadian farmers grow genetically engineered rapeseed and manufacturers use its oil (canola) in thousands of processed foods, with the blessings of Canadian and US government watchdog agencies. The canola supporting websites say that canola is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rapeseed, but insist that through genetic engineering it is no longer rapeseed, but "canola" instead. Except canola means "Canadian oil"; and the plant is still a rape plant, albeit genetically modified. The new name provides perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to make millions. Look at the ingredients list on labels. Apparently peanut oil is being replaced with rape oil. You'll find it in an alarming number of processed foods. There's more, but to conclude: rape oil was the source of the chemical warfare agent mustard gas, which was banned after blistering the lungs and skins of hundred of thousands of soldiers and civilians during W.W.I. Recent French reports indicate that it was again in use during the Gulf War. Check products for ingredients. If the label says, "may contain the following" and lists canola oil, you know it contains canola oil because it is the cheapest oil and the Canadian government subsidizes it to industries involved in food processing. I don't know what you'll be cooking with tonight, but I'll be using olive oil and old-fashioned butter, from a genetically unmodified cow. Here is more information.......... Canola oil from the rape seed, referred to as the Canadian oil because Canada is mainly responsible for it being marketed in the USA. The Canadian government and industry paid our Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) $50 million dollars to have canola oil placed on the (GRAS) List, "Generally Recognized As Safe". Thus a new industry was created. Laws were enacted affecting international trade, commerce, and traditional diets. Studies with lab animals were disastrous. Rats developed fatty degeneration of heart, kidney, adrenals, and thyroid gland. When canola oil was withdrawn from their diets, the deposits dissolved but scar tissue remained on all vital organs. No studies on humans were made before money was spent to promote Canola oil in the USA. Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by a build up long-chain fatty acids (c22 to c28) which destroys the myelin (protective sheath) of the nerves. Canola oil is a very long chain fatty acid oil (c22). Those who will defend canola oil say that the Chinese and Indians have used it for centuries with no effect, however it was in an unrefined form (taken from FATS THAT HEAL AND FATS THAT KILL by Udo Erasmus). My cholesterol level was 150. After a year using Canola oil I tested 260. I switched back to pure olive oil and it has taken 5 years to get it down to 160. Thus began this project to find answers since most Doctors will say that Canola oil is O.K My sister spilled Canola oil on a piece of fabric, after 5 pre-treatings and harsh washings, the oil spot still showed. She stopped using Canola oil, wondering what it did to our insides if it could not be removed from cloth easily. Our Father bred birds, always checking labels to insure there was no rape seed in their food. He said, "The birds will eat it, but they do not live very long." A friend, who worked for only 9 mo. as a quality control taster at an apple-chip factory where Canola oil was used exclusively for frying, developed numerous health problems. These included loose teeth & gum disease; numb hands and feet; swollen arms and legs upon rising in the morning; extreme joint pain especially in hands, cloudy vision, constipation with stools like black marbles, hearing loss; skin tears from being bumped; lack of energy; hair loss and heart pains. It has been five years since she has worked there and still has some joint pain, gum disease, and numbness. A fellow worker, about 30 years old, who ate very little product, had a routine check up and found that his blood vessels were like those of an 80 year old man. Two employees fed the waste product to baby calves and their hair fell out. After removing the fried apple chips from the diet their hair grew back in. My daughter and her girls were telling jokes. Stephanie hit her mom's arm with the back of a butter knife in a gesture, "Oh mom" not hard enough to hurt. My daughters arm split open like it was rotten. She called me to ask what could have caused it. I said, "I'll bet anything that you are using Canola oil". Sure enough, there was a big gallon jug in the pantry. Rape seed oil is a penetrating oil, to be used in light industry, not for human consumption. It contains a toxic substance. Even after the processing to reduce the erucic acid content, it is still a penetrating oil. We have found that it turns rancid very fast. Also it leaves a residual rancid odor on clothing. Rape seed oil used for stir-frying in China found to emit cancer causing chemicals. (Rapeseed oil smoke causes lung cancer) Amal Kumar Maj. The Wall Street JournaL June 7, 1995 pB6(W) pB6 (E) col 1(11 col in). Compiled by Darleen Bradley. Canola oil is a health hazard to use as a cooking oil or salad oil. It is not the healthy oil we thought it was. It is not fit for human consumption, do not eat canola oil, it can hurt you. Polyunsaturated or not, this is a bad oil. Be Sure to also read this informative report written by leading health expert Tom Valentine, Canola Oil Report. /columns/canola2f.htm> Go to Ask Jeeves yourself: http://www.askjeeves.com/ and type in (Where does Canola Oil come from?) and see what you come up with
 

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The info is false and misleading. http://www.snopes2.com/toxins/canola.htm K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.And from the as if IBS isn't enough of a worry file...from New Scientist's Feedback column: photographed on the door of a ladies' loo in the Sequoia National Park in California by reader Liz Masterman: "Please keep door closed to discourage bears from entering."[This message has been edited by kmottus (edited 02-25-2001).]
 

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Thanks kmottus for the link! I'm sure many other people have received that email also and now they can have both sides of the story. As for me I'm not throwing out my canola oil
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Thanks KMottus and Flux. I used to buy carrot, banana and other healthy loaf cakes at Trader Joe's alternative foods until one day I decided to look up one of the ingredients -- canola oil, for some reason. Eek! I found link after link about this supposed industrial oil, and I stopped buying the cakes soon afterwards when Trader Joe's was singled out by some "special interest" groups because of this. Now I know.
 

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Canada's regulators are usually a lot slower and pickier to allow new products on the market than the U.S. Early in the article this sounded pretty bogus to me. Just couldn't happen that way.
 

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Sorry, didn't have the patience to read any of that. Anyone with a cast-iron gut can and will eat anything and get away with it unscathed. Someone with IBS or any one of those strange syndromes which translate to difficulties metabolising even basic foods would be better served with very restrained consumption of all vegetable oils, fats and hydrolised variants of the same. I personally experience many unpleasant symptoms after consuming any veg. oil products and tolerate only moderate use of saturated fats if I take 30mg of the drug phenobarb a day. Cheers, Tony.
 

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I don't know about anything about the informatin in question but I do know that canola oil bothers me. I did know it was rapeseed oil and is probably cheaper than other oils and is heavily pushed on the public for this reason and to fuel industrial growth. This oil is also a no-no for gluten sensitive individuals (per celiac sprue association in Omaha Nebraska) even though it is found in many gluten free products. I personally have fewer IBS symptoms using other oils.
 

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I received the following info in an email. I don't know the vadility of the info but thought I would pass on info and everyone can come to their own conclusions:__ I think it's important that as many people as possible KNOW about the origins of this product. Then, if you choose to buy it, at least you're doing so with your eyes open. RAPE IN A DIFFERENT GUISE Dear Editors Recently I bought a cooking oil that's new to our upermarkets, Canola Oil. I tried it because the label assured me t was lowest in "bad" fats. However, when I had used half the bottle, I oncluded that the label told me surprisingly little else and I started to onder: where does canola oil come from? Olive oil comes from lives, peanut oil from> peanuts,sunflower oil from sunflowers; but what is a canola? There was nothing on the label to enlighten me, which I thought odd. So, I did some investigating on the Internet. There are plenty of official Canola sites lauding this new "wonder" oil with all its low-fat health benefits. It takes a little longer to find sites that tell the less palatable details. Here are just a few facts everyone should know before buying anything containing canola. Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words "Canada" and "oil". Canola is a genetically engineered plant developed in Canada from the Rapeseed Plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants. According to AgriAlternatives, The Online Innovation, and Technology Magazine for Farmers, "By nature, these rapeseed oils, which have long been used to produce oils for industrial purposes, are... toxic to humans and other animals". (This, by the way, is one of the websites singing the praises of the new canola industry.) Rapeseed oil is poisonous to living things and is an excellent insect repellent. I have been using it (in very diluted form, as per instructions) to kill the aphids on my roses for the last two years. It works very> well;> it suffocates them. Ask for it at your nursery. Rape is an oil that> is used> as a lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base and as a> illuminate> for color pages in magazines. It is an industrial oil. It is not a> food.> Rape oil, it seems, causes emphysema, respiratory distress, anemia,> constipation, irritability, and blindness in animals and humans. Rape> oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and Europe between> 1986 and 1991, when it was thrown out. Remember the "Mad Cow> disease" scare, when millions of cattle in the UK were slaughtered in> case of infecting humans? Cattle were being fed on a mixture> containing> material from dead sheep, and sheep suffer from a disease called> "scrapie".> It was thought this was how "Mad Cow" began and started to infiltrate> the> human chain. What is interesting is that when rape oil was removed> from animal feed, 'scrapie' disappeared. We also haven't seen any further reports of "Mad Cow" in the U.K. since rape oil was removed from the feed. Perhaps not scientifically proven, but interesting all the same. US and Canadian farmers grow genetically engineered rapeseed and manufacturers use its oil (canola) in thousands of processed foods, with the blessings of Canadian and US government watchdog agencies. The canola supporting websites say that canola is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rapeseed, but insist that through genetic engineering it is no longer rapeseed, but "canola" instead. Except canola means "Canadian oil"; and the plant is still a rape plant, albeit genetically modified. The new name provides perfect cover for commercial interests wanting to make millions. Look at the ingredients list on labels. Apparently peanut oil is being replaced with rape oil. You'll find it in an alarming number of processed foods. There's more, but to conclude: rape oil was the source of the chemical warfare agent mustard gas, which was banned after blistering the lungs and skins of hundred of thousands of soldiers and civilians during W.W.I. Recent French reports indicate that it was again in use during the Gulf War. Check products for ingredients. If the label says, "may contain the following" and lists canola oil, you know it contains canola oil because it is the cheapest oil and the Canadian government subsidizes it to industries involved in food processing. I don't know what you'll be cooking with tonight, but I'll be using olive oil and old-fashioned butter, from a genetically unmodified cow. Here is more information.......... Canola oil from the rape seed, referred to as the Canadian oil because Canada is mainly responsible for it being marketed in the USA. The Canadian government and industry paid our Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) $50 million dollars to have canola oil placed on the (GRAS) List, "Generally Recognized As Safe". Thus a new industry was created. Laws were enacted affecting international trade, commerce, and traditional diets. Studies with lab animals were disastrous. Rats developed fatty degeneration of heart, kidney, adrenals, and thyroid gland. When canola oil was withdrawn from their diets, the deposits dissolved but scar tissue remained on all vital organs. No studies on humans were made before money was spent to promote Canola oil in the USA. Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by a build up long-chain fatty acids (c22 to c28) which destroys the myelin (protective sheath) of the nerves. Canola oil is a very long chain fatty acid oil (c22). Those who will defend canola oil say that the Chinese and Indians have used it for centuries with no effect, however it was in an unrefined form (taken from FATS THAT HEAL AND FATS THAT KILL by Udo Erasmus). My cholesterol level was 150. After a year using Canola oil I tested 260. I switched back to pure olive oil and it has taken 5 years to get it down to 160. Thus began this project to find answers since most Doctors will say that Canola oil is O.K My sister spilled Canola oil on a piece of fabric, after 5 pre-treatings and harsh washings, the oil spot still showed. She stopped using Canola oil, wondering what it did to our insides if it could not be removed from cloth easily. Our Father bred birds, always checking labels to insure there was no rape seed in their food. He said, "The birds will eat it, but they do not live very long." A friend, who worked for only 9 mo. as a quality control taster at an apple-chip factory where Canola oil was used exclusively for frying, developed numerous health problems. These included loose teeth & gum disease; numb hands and feet; swollen arms and legs upon rising in the morning; extreme joint pain especially in hands, cloudy vision, constipation with stools like black marbles, hearing loss; skin tears from being bumped; lack of energy; hair loss and heart pains. It has been five years since she has worked there and still has some joint pain, gum disease, and numbness. A fellow worker, about 30 years old, who ate very little product, had a routine check up and found that his blood vessels were like those of an 80 year old man. Two employees fed the waste product to baby calves and their hair fell out. After removing the fried apple chips from the diet their hair grew back in. My daughter and her girls were telling jokes. Stephanie hit her mom's arm with the back of a butter knife in a gesture, "Oh mom" not hard enough to hurt. My daughters arm split open like it was rotten. She called me to ask what could have caused it. I said, "I'll bet anything that you are using Canola oil". Sure enough, there was a big gallon jug in the pantry. Rape seed oil is a penetrating oil, to be used in light industry, not for human consumption. It contains a toxic substance. Even after the processing to reduce the erucic acid content, it is still a penetrating oil. We have found that it turns rancid very fast. Also it leaves a residual rancid odor on clothing. Rape seed oil used for stir-frying in China found to emit cancer causing chemicals. (Rapeseed oil smoke causes lung cancer) Amal Kumar Maj. The Wall Street JournaL June 7, 1995 pB6(W) pB6 (E) col 1(11 col in). Compiled by Darleen Bradley. Canola oil is a health hazard to use as a cooking oil or salad oil. It is not the healthy oil we thought it was. It is not fit for human consumption, do not eat canola oil, it can hurt you. Polyunsaturated or not, this is a bad oil. Be Sure to also read this informative report written by leading health expert Tom Valentine, Canola Oil Report. /columns/canola2f.htm> Go to Ask Jeeves yourself: Ask.com - What's Your Question? and type in (Where does Canola Oil come from?) and see what you come up with
Canola is a GMO oil that contains Hexane which causes many health issues like heart disease and diabetes.

Cold pressed coconut oil for high temperature is Much safer and nutritional.

Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is an excellent for low temperature cooking and salads because at high temperature it oxidises and becomes rancid.

Generally cold pressed oils and butter are a healthier option.

Hydrogenated fats and trans fats like canola oil and margarine should be avoided.
 

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I usually use butter, but it's not always right for cooking things like roast potatoes.
omg, I bought a tiny bottle of Rapeseed oil spray for Christmas, when I will be expected to make a roast dinner (which I can't eat anyway!) To use for the roast potatoes and stuffing balls.
I never fry anything any more. Instinct tells me not to. I haven't used a cooking oil of any kind since February 2020 because of my gut.
But I do love butter on my toast and melted on my boiled potatoes. I trust butter and it never seems to hurt my digestion.
 
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