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Health Basics: How are vegetable oils really made?

6/28/2014 - Do you ever wonder how most vegetable oils are made? What about cottonseed oil and sunflower oil? Are they as bad as corn oil and soybean oil? Does it matter if it's cold pressed if it's GMO? Do you really know much about safflower oil and how most of it is processed? Canola was invented in a lab by...

Gluten, aspartame and canola oil - an American 'recipe' for health disaster

4/24/2014 4:02:07 PM - God bless America and your right to choose between healthy living and slow death by chemical consumption, if only you knew how. Where are the warnings about canola oil choking your cells and fueling cancer? Where are the hazardous waste signs on the product labels that contain aspartame, letting consumers...

Canola is the new margarine - throw it all out

4/8/2014 12:21:17 PM - Remember when margarine was the substitute for butter? Hey, I can't believe it's not butter! Wow. Margarine is a molecule away from being plastic, and we wonder why so many old folks in America have Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The plastic fat is clogging their brain veins. No oxygen to the...

Health Basics: Processed 'vegetable' oils fuel inflammation and cancer

3/21/2014 - What if you bought a brand new car or truck and you immediately filled it with used oil and ethanol-laden gasoline? How soon would you experience major engine malfunctions, and how soon compared to a new car that you gave only the cleanest oil and gas possible? Many people perceive vegetable oils as...

Canola oil: The #1 hidden health 'danger' at the prepared food bar

2/17/2014 - Step right up to your favorite food bar, whether at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter or Farm Fresh, and "get you some" potato salad, coleslaw, egg salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, baked goods, or just make your own salad with lots of salad "dressing" and you are most likely getting a few heaping...

Organic canola oil; Is that an oxymoron?

9/14/2013 - First of all, if canola oil is processed from rapeseed oil, which is highly toxic to humans, can canola legitimately be labeled "organic," just because the farmers aren't using pesticides or chemical fertilizers? Let's go back to the drawing board on this one and figure this out before we all consume...

Are you being scammed by the Whole Foods 'fresh' bar?

5/8/2013 - All the controversy over the past few years regarding Whole Foods Market and its dubious position on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) seems to have fizzled following the company's recent announcement that, by 2018, all GMOs sold in its stores will have to be properly labeled. But in the meantime,...

Oregon court temporarily halts GM canola plantings after determining crop will cause 'irreparable harm' to important growing region

11/8/2012 - Efforts by the biotechnology industry to begin planting genetically-modified (GM) canola, also known as rapeseed, in Oregon's prized Willamette Valley have been thwarted, at least temporarily, thanks to persistent opposition from farmers and farmer advocacy groups. The Oregonian reports that the Oregon...

Canola oil used to be called RAPESEED oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons

1/23/2012 - Olive oil comes from olive, grapeseed oil comes from grape seeds, peanut oil comes from peanuts and canola oil comes from... rapeseed. The plant known as "rape," from a Latin word for "turnip," is a domesticated crop in the widely cultivated Brassicaceae family (also known as the mustard family, the...

GMO takeover: Transgenic canola popping up outside growing areas all over North Dakota

10/20/2011 - A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE proves that it is virtually impossible to contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) from pervasively spreading throughout and contaminating the environment. Researchers from the University of Arkansas (UA) have compiled data showing that wild, uncontrolled...

Are you eating pesticides? Canola oil, soybean oil used as key ingredients in pesticide products

6/29/2011 - In a shocking new video, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) reveals that common cooking oils such as canola oil and soybean oil are used as key active ingredients in pesticide products because they work so effectively to kill bugs. The video shows how one pesticide product that kills insects is made with...

Australia shuns GM canola in response to consumer demand for non-GMO products

6/1/2011 - The biotechnology industry and its lackeys in the US government may be getting away with pulling a fast one on the American people, but citizens across Europe and in Australia continue to resist the onslaught of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in their food supply. A recent report from Gene Ethics...

Side effects result from the consumption of canola products

3/2/2011 - Canola oil and canola-based products have been at the centre of controversy for quite a few years. While some say that it helps to lower cholesterol levels, it actually has a few nasty side-effects as well (note: Only animal studies have been done regarding the toxic effects that it has on living organisms)....

GMO canola contaminates majority of land on organic farm

12/10/2010 - Just as many in the natural health community have been saying for years, a recent report out of Australia explains that genetically-modified organisms (GMO) are fully capable of spreading to and contaminating nearby non-GMO and organic crop fields. In the first case of its kind in Australia, an organic...

Canola Oil is a Classic Example of Food Fraud

8/19/2010 - Remember margarine? That was touted as healthier than butter several years ago. Though many have since caught on to that lie, it still persists somewhat. Margarine is as healthy as melted plastic. But it sure is cheap to produce! That was then, this is now. Could Canola oil's health claims compare with...

Monsanto: The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

7/30/2010 - At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100...

Canola Oil: There is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

7/16/2009 - Corn oil comes from corn: sunflower oil from sunflowers, sesame oil from sesame seeds, peanut oil from peanuts, olive oil from olives, Canola oil from...Canolas? What is a Canola? And why is the word "Canola" capitalized? Canola is an engineered plant developed in Canada. The oil is derived from...

Canola Oil is Another Victory of Food Technology over Common Sense

6/2/2009 - Should you be consuming canola oil? The FDA seems to think so, allowing canola labels to claim it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Even Whole Foods Markets is on board with canola oil, and most foods on their hot bar are swimming in it. Proponents point out that...

FDA approves heart health claim for canola oil

10/11/2006 - The FDA has approved a qualified health claim on canola oil labels that states it supports heart health and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease due to its unsaturated fat content. The heart healthy claim -- also found on oils such as phytosterols, omega-3s and olive oil -- is popular among...

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