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Organic Canola Oil?

Commented on October 22, 2013
Created October 22, 2013 at 7:12 AM

My parents recently bought some organic frozen foods (with a fat "ORGANIC" advertising on the label) that includes the ingredient "Organic Canola Oil."

I was under the assumption that Canola Oil was genetically-engineered to be less toxic and irritating.

Would the Organic version be "healthier" than the GMO version?

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on October 22, 2013
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It does require a bit more processing than the typical oil, but the PUFAs aren't insanely high, and the ratio is decent. Ok if you need a neutral flavored oil, at least in my opinion (not worth much!) I use extra virgin olive oil for everything though, I like the flavor of that.

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Ah, very interesting. There's a lot of misinformation out there that suggests the erucic acid was GM'd to be lower. Still seems like a sketchy plant to be concentrating oils to cook with to me. So, I guess organic is a good thing here.

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Canola is the result of selective plant breeding, no genetic modification. There is however Roundup Ready Canola, but that would not be organic.

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on October 22, 2013
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Ah, very interesting. There's a lot of misinformation out there that suggests the erucic acid was GM'd to be lower. Still seems like a sketchy plant to be concentrating oils to cook with to me. So, I guess organic is a good thing here.

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