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Health Hazard : Canola Oil

Just to Summarize this whole bunch of paragraphs...
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.

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Recently I bought a cooking oil that is new to our
supermarkets, Canola Oil. I tried it because the label
assured me it was lowest in 'bad' fats. However,
when I had used half the bottle, I concluded that the label
told me surprisingly little else and I started to wonder:
where does canola oil come from?
Olive oil comes from olives, 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 Agri Alternatives, 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

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 have not
seen any further reports of 'Mad Cow' 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 will find it in an alarming number of processed
foods. There is 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 do not know what you will be cooking with tonight, but I
will 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

Adrenoleukodystroph y (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative
disease caused by a build up of 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

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 months 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 n
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, (from encyclopedia) . 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.