How 1 Popular Cooking Oil Could Be Killing Thousands

How 1 Popular Cooking Oil Could Be Killing Thousands


A Canadian invention which has morphed into a genetically modified product has recently taken one on the chin. And no wonder. The superfood company known as Monsanto has pushed it as a safe alternative for years. But the truth is, even though this oil has no business being in foods, it exists in hundreds of products. And that’s where the danger lies.

Canola oil was invented by Canadians in the early 70’s as a byproduct of the rapeseed plant, but in 2005, Monsanto hijacked the oil so that it could be more cheaply manufactured.

Canola oil has now been linked to several health issues in scientific studies. One study suggested genetically modified organisms have adverse effects on the body. Mammals were given genetically modified soybean and corn, and the study was broken out by sex. 43.5% or males in the study displayed kidney and liver disruption, while 30.8% of the females showed failure. Since the majority of canola oil is now manufactured with genetically modified material, the results of a study that focuses on genetically modified material shouldn’t be ignored.

It also increases the susceptibility for hypertension and stroke. In one study, rats were fed canola oil or a variety of other dietary fats. The rats which were fed canola oil died sooner than those eating from other oils.

Canola oil also acts as a carrier for trans fats, a fat which lowers your HDL or good cholesterol, and raises your LDL, or your bad cholesterol.

According to a study published in the Journal of Food Lipids, when soybean and canola oils purchased in the U.S. were evaluated, “The trans contents were between 0.56% and 4.2% of the total fatty acids.”
When you read “partially hydrogenated oil” on any food label, that guarantees there is some amount of trans fat present. This is true even when the label tells you that there is zero trans fat. How can that be? Well, if a serving contains less than 0.5 grams, the company is allowed to indicate there are no trans fats.

In a word, canola oil should be avoided. Not only are there more healthy fats on the market which don’t do as much damage, but besides its cheap upfront cost, nearly about this fat is detrimental to a person’s health.

Any benefit you get from the upfront cost is outweighed by the health problems you’re prone to develop down the road.

This means reading labels to discover if canola oil is in the food and shopping more organically when possible. Cook with a more organic substitute like coconut oil or even Ghee or butter from grass-fed cows.

Here’s to your health!


      • I’m glad someone agrees with me, most people know nothing about what they do. Did you know that most of the people that work for the FDA own stock in the Pharmaceutical Co.s?

      • i totally agree! One of these days when i write to him I will tell him. I told him once about all of the natural cure Dr.s that have been murdered in the last yr and a half, in a little over a week he had someone in from one of the Natural Cure places to check on it.

      • We the people can put Monsanto out of business if only the people would wake up to the damage they do. If no one purchases their poisons, they will go out of business.

        I read every ingredient label of every product I purchase in the grocery store. If it contains a potentially dangerous ingredient it goes back on the shelf and NOT in my grocery cart. My list of no-no ingredients includes but is not limited to:

        Canola Oil – made from the same plant that provided mustard gas in WWI

        BHT & BHA – used to promote longer shelf life of processed food
        Repeated studies have shown that BHA and BHT increase the risk of cancer as well as accumulate in body tissue, cause liver enlargement, and retard the rate of DNA synthesis and thus, cell development.

        BPA – found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.
        Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles. They may also be used in other
        consumer goods.

        Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of metal products, such as
        food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA.

        Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Exposure to BPA is a concern because of possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure.

        And other ingredients added to food in the last 50 years.

        Over the years my shopping has been reduced to fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, real butter (margarine is chemically only 1 molecule from being plastic) and mostly anything that was available to my grandparents to eat (they were born in the 19th century). I avoid much of what is available in the dairy case as it is processed and contains too much added sugars. Despite the continual litany of commercials urging the daily intake of yogurt, I have not been able to find a commercially prepared yogurt in the USA that does not contain too high a concentration of added sugar.

        I could go on and on and on, but you will have to do some research of your own. Mostly I try to eat like my 19th century grandparents did. I must be doing something right as my 71st birthday is next month. I have zero health problems and take zero pharmaceutical drugs.

  1. Funny thing. After trying numerous remedies for an eczema problem induced by some medications, I tried all standard remedies and even coconut oil. Finally, based on a comment from one of my wife’s customers, I started applying olive oil twice a day. It is clearing up nicely. Who would have thunk it?

    • Many botanicals have healing properties without the nasty side effects from manufactured remedies.

      After all, people used botanicals for centuries as the medicine they were intended to be. Modern pharmaceutical manufacturer is mostly a 20th century invention.

  2. Having known the source of Canola oil from the beginning, I have always avoided it whenever possible. Of course, this has meant that I have pretty much stopped purchasing any processed food and do a lot more cooking “from scratch” than I ever did before GMOs invaded our food supply.

    I credit my non-processed food diet for the fact that I will soon be 71 years old, but am still totally free of chronic illness of any kind and take zero pharmaceutical drugs.

    What this article fails to tell you is that the oil from the rape seed plant (source of
    canola oil) is the same oil used in WWI to create the deadly biological warfare agent, mustard gas. Having known this before Canola Oil was introduced to the public as “healthy”, I choose to never consume it knowingly.

    Canola is an acronym for Canadian Oil Low Acid. It is created from a genetically modified version of the rape seed plant. I say genetically modified version because natural rape seed has a very high content of erucic acid. This acid was the active ingredient in the deadly mustard gas used to kill our soldiers during WWI. The modified version of the plant still contains this deadly acid, it is just in lower quantity. So, instead of killing you in minutes, it does it slowly and silently so you don’t notice the damage until it is too late.

  3. I used to use this oil, as it was always marketed to be healthy. When did Monsanto “Hijack” this oil to make it unhealthy ?