Canola Oil - Danger !!!???
Olive oil comes from olives, peanut oil from peanuts, sunflower oil from sunflowers; but what is a canola?
Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words ". 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".
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 is strongly related to symptoms of 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 discontinued.A few relevant facts
It is genetically engineered rapeseed.
Canada paid the FDA the sum of $50 million to have rape registered and recognized as "safe". (Source: Young Again and others)
Rapeseed is a lubricating oil used by small industry. It has never been meant for human consumption.
It is derived from the mustard family and is considered a toxic and poisonous weed, which when processed, becomes rancid very quickly.
It has been shown to cause lung cancer (Wall Street Journal: 6/7/95)
It is very inexpensive to grow and harvest. Insects won't eat it.
Some typical and possible side effects include loss of vision, disruption of the central nervous system, respiratory illness, anemia, constipation, increased incidence of heart disease and cancer, low birth weights in infants and irritability.
Generally rapeseed has a
cumulative effect, taking almost 10 years before symptoms begin to manifest.
It has a tendency to inhibit proper metabolism of foods and prohibits normal
enzyme function. Canola contains Trans Fatty Acids. Trans fatty
acids have been shown to have a direct link to cancer. shown to have a
direct link to cancer.
According to John Thomas' book, Young Again, 12 years ago in England and Europe, rape seed was fed to cows, pigs and sheep who later went blind and began attacking people. There were no further attacks after the rape seed was eliminated from their diet. Source: David Dancu, N.D.
Apparently peanut oil is being replaced with rape oil. You'll find it in an alarming number of processed foods. I read (and am not sure if this is true or not) where 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.
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by in 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.)
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.
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GE canola class action suit moves forward in Canada
Justice Gene-Ann Smith of the Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon will hear lawyers representing Monsanto Canada, Bayer Crop Science and two organic growers argue the merits of the suit. Class actions are relatively new in Canada, and the plaintiff has to convince the court the action should be allowed to go forward. If the judge agrees to certify the suit, then a trial would be held later.
Farmers Larry Hoffman and Dale Beaudoin, on behalf of a group called the Saskatchewan Organic Directorate, wants to be able to sue Monsanto and Bayer for an as-yet-undetermined amount in compensation for being unable to grow organic canola. They say the companies' GE varieties spread into fields of conventional canola, making it almost impossible to grow and sell organic canola that must be free of GE seeds.
Monsanto spokeswoman Trish Jordan said her company will argue that the suit should be dismissed. She said the farmers are being put forward by the Directorate, Greenpeace, and the British Soils Association "as a platform to advance their anti-GE position in the public arena and this is not an appropriate use of the court's time and resources. These groups are engaging in a scientific, social and political debate concerning GE foods rather than having a legitimate legal dispute."
Recent june 08 email. "Thank you for your web article on rapeseed oil.
I want to tell you about one of my experiences concerning cottonseed oil.
I am terribly allergic to cottonseed oil (have had the checkerboard tests on my back and back of arms twice in my life to confirm this), and my allergist told me that one in five people are allergic to cottonseed oil yet no companies place any warnings on their product to indicate that cottonseed is in the product. I could die if I got a dose of cottonseed oil!
Neosporin has put cottonseed oil in their regular antibacterial ointment. I learned this the hard way back in November 2004. My skin turned crimson red and began to itch terrible when I applied Neosporin ointment to a minor burn. I washed the Neosporin off but the skin continued to itch and remained very red. It finally calmed down, the burn healed completely in a couple of weeks, but for a full year after the burn was completely healed I still had that same patch of skin flare up on me from time to time, and go crimson red and itch. It was a reaction to the Neosporin that I applied way back in November 2004 yet I was still having a reaction in November 2005.
Reading about Canola, rapeseed oil, and how animals get angry after being fed this oil makes me wonder if it has the same psychological effect on humans? Has anyone done any research on canola, rapeseed oil in the diet and the reactions humans have after digesting it?
Oregon Farmers File Suit to Prevent Destructive Canola Planting in Willamette Valley (2012) http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/2012/08/15/oregon-farmers-file-suit-to-prevent-destructive-canola-planting-in-willamette-valley/ Search "GE canola class action suit"
" Recommendations from Mike:
Reject any foods, packaged or otherwise, which have in the label "...may contain vegetable oil, cottonseed, canola oil.." And if the label just says vegetable oil, I reject it since it does not specify which oil.
Dear Mike:Thought you might find this interesting. I received this information from Dr. Andrew Weil. He said "that despite the scare stories, canola oil is not toxic. I suspect that your Internet informant might be confusing two varieties of the rapeseed plant (Brassica napus). Oils from the original rapeseed plant, a member of the mustard family, have been used as industrial lubricants. Rapeseed oil contains very high levels of a potentially heart-damaging compound called erucic acid, so plant scientists created a low-erucic-acid hybrid they called "canola" for use in cooking. (Most food-oil plants, including flax, peanut, corn, soy and sunflower, have been similarily crossbred to produce varieties with greater or lesser amounts of certain fatty acids, so this process is not uncommon) By federal regulation, canola oils can contain no more than 2 percent erucic acid: most varieties contain far less. Organic (unsprayed and not genetically modified), expeller-pressed canola oil is a moderately healthy oil that can be used for cooking when olive oil is not appropriate. It is mostly monounsaturated fat, with less saturated fat than olive oil and some omega-3 fatty acids." So how do we tell if it is not genetically engineered and safe? Any suggestions? Thanks for your help, J. McG...
May 3, 2012 - Dear Mike: I would like to tell you about my experiences with canola oil. It took me five months to track down the culprit after having these symptoms for the first three of those months:
I woke between three and five every morning with a pounding heart, swollen hands, and tingly fingers and toes. I used to get up and sit rocking and/or reading because I was so frightened. It took until nearly noon for the symptoms to subside. I had difficulty concentrating and gradually became uninterested in what used to be exciting for me to do.
Finally I went to a doctor who, after little medical history and only the one BP test, declared I had HBP and prescribed a very potent and (to my mind after researching it with all my chemical allergies) a problematic medication.
Instead of filling it, I thought back to when I felt well and tried to determine what I had been doing differently since then. The answer came back that I had replaced butter and other fats and oils with canola oil because it was advertised widely here in Canada as "heart healthy"
I decided to eliminate it entirely and did I get a shock when I discovered how many items I would no longer be buying! After being off it for a couple of months with no early morning wakings I realized it had been the problem.
I missed bread so much I phoned baker after baker until I finally found an Italian one that used no oil in the recipe and baked the loaves on an unsprayed board.
I haven't eaten out in four years and never try food at bazaars, etc. It is a real hardship, especially now that I read that canola oil is being touted as fertilizer for potatoes. If that happens and its use becomes common I will be in a real pickle. At least with ingredient lists I can shop wisely, but fresh veggies.
I had a 24-hour reaction on Saturday afternoon after eating hothouse tomatoes in my salad. The same old troubles with the addition of weak legs, so no tomatoes for two more days and then a half one yesterday. I woke this morning with a strong heartbeat, swollen hands, tingly toes, and weak legs; symptoms which were gone by noon this time. So I suppose that producer is using oil as fertilizer.
Don't let anyone tell you canola oil is safe. at least not for everyone. Just like with peanuts and citrus, somebody is sure to react to it.
I don't know how to put the message out there though. The canola lobby is so loud and well-financed.
Evelyn Capps, Edmonton, Canada
From Dr. Bruce West
"There is no difference in the risk of cardiovascular disease between people who eat the most saturated fat and those who eat the least. And this proved beyond any doubt by examining 21 studies involving close to half million people monitored from 5 years to over 20 years.
So eat your meat, have a little real ice cream, and feel good about it. To prevent cardiovascular disease don't eat the real causes of heart attacks-processed foods that are loaded with sugar and polyunsaturated vegetable oils (corn, canola, and and all other crystal clear, pure oils on store shelves). These irritate and inflame your blood vessels and heart. And to be on the safe side , avoid ........"
Taken from the August 2010 issue of Health Alert by Dr. Bruce West. www.healthalert.com
Health Alert, founded in 1988 is the longest running alternative health newsletter in the USA. I see Dr. West as leading edge and one of the top experts in natural health in the USA. Been tracking him for several years. He has a very comprehensive Health Encyclopedia that is free with new subscriptions that cost $39.00 a year.
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Copied from www.westonprice.org booklet "For Wise Traditions" Principles of Healthy Diets" "The following new fangled fats can cause cancer, heart disease, immune system dysfunction, sterility, learning disabilities, growth problems, and osteoporosis. Other industrialized processed liquid oils such as soy, corn, safflower, cottonseed and canola". Bold added by mike.
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