posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 05:42 PM
I have cut it down some. Hope this works.
FYI: CANOLA OIL - RAPE IN A DIFFERENT GUTSE... A MUST READ
Before you buy your next bottle of cooking oil...I think: it's important that as many 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.
»»» Dear Editors:
»» Recently I bought cooking oil that's new to our super markets, Canola Oil. I tried it because the label assured me that it was lowest in "bad
fats". However, when I had used half ofthe bottle, I concluded that the label told me suprisingly little else and I started to wonder where does
canal oil come from? Olive Oil comes from olives, Peanut oil comes from peanuts, sunflower comes from sunflowers; 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 Canola sites lauding this new
"wonder" oil with all its low-fat health benefits. It takes a little longer to fmd 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 is 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 ofthe
websites singing the praises of the new canola oil industry.)
» » Rapeseed oil is poisonous to living things and is an excellent insect repellent. I have been using it (in a 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
oil that is used as a lubricant. fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base and as an illuminate for color pages in magazines. It is 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" since Rape oil has 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 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 ingredient list on labels. Apparently peanut oil is being replaced with rape oil.
[Edited on 24-4-2004 by earthmagick12]