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    Default Canola is TRASH oil!

    Canola is trash oil. It is made from a noxious (read toxic) weed that
    has been genetically altered and the oil is then processed by
    hydrogenating (embued with hydrogen atoms) to withstand spoiling. All
    hydrogenated oils are poison to our bodies but this one is probably
    one of the worse ones. (hydrogenating vegetable oils is very similar
    to the way that the first plastics were made.)




    From: Integrated Health




    Canola Oil - A must Read

    Before you buy your next bottle of cooking oil...
    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 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 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" 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.

    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 Frying,

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    Olive oil and organic butter for us.

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    Originally posted by QuilterMom
    Olive oil and organic butter for us.
    Us too I also use the Spectrum Walnut oil on occasion.

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    I believe it was written in 1996 Michelle. Do you use Canola oil? I did back in the 90's Sure wish I would have known about this then.

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    We use olive oil and grapeseed oil, both purchased from health food stores. But most grocery stores have both.

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    Yep, I do--well canola cooking spray as well as olive oil and vegetable oil.
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    Olive oil here.

    CJ, where do you find grapeseed oil and what does it taste like and what do you use it in?

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    Heather you use it in anything. Its a bit lighter tasting than olive oil and is made the same way as olive oil.

    You can find it in any health store (at least I have) and I know that Superstore carries it. I'm pretty sure most stores would carry it.

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    I've also used grapeseed oil - I find it very light tasting and pretty useful.

    I think there is something about it not being good at high temperatures, but I don't remember as I haven't gotten it in awhile.

    I do have a bottle of canola oil in the fridge....looks like I may not be renewing that purchase!

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    I prefer to use corn oil, olive oil or butter. I mostly use canola oil for making soap with. Makes really good soap.

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    I'm going to have to try some of the grapeseed oil I think I have seen it right next to the walnut oil by Spectrum. Thanks!

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    http://web.ask.com/redir?u=http%3a%2...nip&Complete=1

    Truth and Myths about Canola
    A great deal of misinformation about canola's safety has been distributed by certain individuals. Impartial professionals in the fields of nutrition, biology and food science were contacted to provide the answers below. We have listed the statements made in the form of questions and answers to better help you understand what is fact and what is fiction or myth.

    Q: Olive oil comes from olives, peanut oil from peanuts, sunflower oil from sunflowers, but where does canola oil come from--is canola oil rapeseed oil?

    A: No. Canola oil comes from canola seed. Canola is the name given to a very healthy oil that was developed from rapeseed. But it is not rapeseed oil and has vastly different fatty acid and other properties than rapeseed oil. Canola was developed using traditional plant breeding methods to remove undesirable qualities in rapeseed. In terms of their properties, canola oil is as different from rapeseed oil as olive oil is as different from corn oil.

    Q: Are canola oil and rapeseed oil poisonous to living things?

    A: No. However, since rapeseed oil has high levels of erucic acid, canola oil is healthier for you. Rapeseed oil is not used in our food supply except in minute amounts as an emulsifier in a few processed foods. For example, some brands of peanut butter contain minute amounts of rapeseed oil to prevent the peanut oil separating from the peanut butter. This use is approved by Canadian and U.S. food regulatory agencies backed by research showing this use is absolutely safe. The rapeseed oil used in these few processed foods is fully hydrogenated and, therefore, no longer rapeseed oil. Full hydrogenation of rapeseed oil results in the total saturation of erucic acid. When erucic acid is fully hydrogenated, it forms a common saturated fatty acid called behenic acid. Behenic acid is naturally present in peanuts, peanut oil and peanut butter. A few processed food labels may say the products contain rapeseed oil (as an emulsifier) but since the rapeseed oil has been fully hydrogenated, it is not rapeseed oil. Rapeseed is grown on very limited acreages under contract between the grower and the buyer (it doesn't get into the regular grain handling system). Liquid high erucic acid rapeseed oil is used for industrial purposes and cannot be purchased in food stores. Canola oil has been thoroughly tested and is guaranteed safe for humans. Plus it can lower blood cholesterol and has other health benefits.


    Q: Can canola oil and rapeseed be used as lubricants, penetrating oils, fuel, soap, paints, etc?

    A: Yes. However, canola is not alone. Other vegetable oils, like corn, soybean and flax can also be used industrially to make lubricants, oils, fuel, soaps, paints, plastics, cosmetics, inks, etc. In fact, any organic hydrocarbon (including ALL vegetable oils) can be processed and denatured to make industrial chemicals. Proteins in milk can be used to make glue and wheat can be used to make ethanol, an ingredient in "gasohol." But because you can do this doesn't make the approved food forms like canola oil or corn oil, for example, that you buy at the store somehow poisonous or harmful. The food forms of all these oils are safe. Canola oil is even safer since it has the most healthy fatty acid profile of any commonly used oil.

    Q: Does canola oil turn rancid very fast and leave a residual rancid odour on clothing?

    A: No. Canola oil shelf life stored at room temperature is roughly one year. The shelf life of other vegetable oils stored at room temperature is similar.

    Q: Does canola oil or rapeseed oil cause emphysema, respiratory distress, anaemia, constipation, irritability, and blindness in animals and humans?

    A: No. After extensive animal and human testing, canola oil has been proven to be absolutely safe to consume and will not produce these or any other diseases or ailments.

    Q: Was canola developed using genetic engineering or irradiation?

    A: No. Canola was developed using traditional plant breeding methods. The goal of traditional plant breeding is to "mate" or cross a plant which has one desirable trait such as heat resistance (which makes the plant hardy in drought conditions) with a plant that may not be heat resistant but which carries another desired trait. The offspring of this crossing are then mated until a plant emerges that has the desirable traits of both "parent" plants. Dozens of generations of plants may need to be crossed before the ideal plant emerges.

    Q: Does the Canadian government subsidize canola oil to industries involved in food processing?

    A: No. Canada's food processors use canola oil because it is in demand by consumers looking for more healthy food.

    Q: Have human studies been conducted on the consumption of canola oil?

    A: Yes. Clinical studies conducted over the past 20 years, which have involved thousands of healthy volunteers, examined the role of canola oil in lowering blood cholesterol levels and reducing risk of coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Please see the lists on these Web pages:

    http://www.canolainfo.org/html/bibliography/index.html
    http://www.canola-council.org/pubs/goodnews.html
    http://www.canola-council.org/pubs/transfatty.html
    http://www.canola-council.org/pubs/omega3.html
    http://www.canola-council.org/pubs/vitamine.html
    http://www.canola-council.org/pubs/oilprop.html

    Q: Was GRAS status for canola oil purchased from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

    A: No. GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status was granted following the submission of a lengthy petition, which detailed years of research on the health effects of canola oil in human and animal diets.

    Q: Is canola made of a "very long chain fatty acid oil (c22)" that can cause a degenerative disease?

    A: No. Canola oil's fatty acid profile consists predominantly (over 90%) of the 18 carbon unsaturated fatty acids oleic acid, linoleic acid and linolenic acid. Canola does not cause or contribute to any disease, in fact, it can improve health. The positive effects of canola's unsaturated fatty acids on certain health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, are well documented

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    The above post was copy and pasted from the website that we were directed to askjeeves.com

    Now I am really confused

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    Originally posted by halo475
    The above post was copy and pasted from the website that we were directed to askjeeves.com

    Now I am really confused
    Everything (just about) in moderation is my motto. Too much of anything isn't good for you.

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