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Interesting Information: No Such Thing as Organic Canola Oil

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Interesting Information:  November 20, 2013

No Such Thing as Organic Canola Oil

Bruce Fife, N.D., writes in the July/August 2013 issue of Well Being Journal that there is no such thing as “organic” canola oil (16).

He writes

“All canola oil on the market was developed by seed-splitting, which is really a form of genetic engineering, and essentially all canola oil on the market contains some Roundup Ready genetically engineered canola.  So if it is labeled organic, it really isn’t.”

Seed-splitting “alters genes in plants,” but is “considered a high-tech form of hybridization”–so ensuing plants can be labeled organic.

That’s how the market works, folks.  It plays games with language to hide what has really happened.   And part of what has happened is that all commercial rapeseed (wow, how’s that for descriptive language as to exactly what happened) has led to contamination.  Thus, there is no longer any “pure” rapeseed commercial crop–and organic rapeseed is fast being contaminated.

There are many, many reasons not to eat or use canola oil–but that’s for another post.

Written by louisaenright

November 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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