December 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm #256272
I was just reading an article on The Land and KFC :huh: are now going to use manola canola oil instead of palm oil as it’s supposed to be healthier :whistle: . I’ve never heard of manola canola before and apparently it is better for cooking. Does anyone know if these companies MSM Milling, Cargill and Integro use GM or anything else about manola??
I avoid canola oil totally due to GM so it would be interesting to know. I cook totally with olive oil but if large companies are changing from palm oil to manola it would be good to know what is in it. KFC will probably be the tip of the iceberg :blink:December 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm #516701BronMember
Isn’t canola modified from another seed? Rapeseed??
I’d suggest coconut oil for health benefits 🙂 It;s expensive if bought in small amounts, but the 4lt is reasonable (about $70. It lasts me, family of 6, 4 months or so)December 20, 2011 at 5:47 pm #516702
It is from rapeseed Bron. Is coconut oil better than olive oil for cooking?December 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm #516703Forest RavenMember
Manola…just the name to me suggests that it is GM. I just read an article that a friend posted on facebook which claims that all canola is GM because canola is the genetically modified version of rapeseed.
Make what you will of that.
I accept the occassional contamination of canola in processed foods since I’m pretty light on the processed stuff. At home it’s just olive oil or sesame oil for us. Have planted sunflowers to experiment with getting our own oil…still need to buy the oil press though!
I’m just starting to take on board the info re: palm oil. I never realised how high in saturated fats it is! My info generally comes from vegans who go on about the rainforest devestation and animals (particularly endangered orangutangs) being displaced and dying because of land being cleared for palm oil plantations. It does seem to be an environmantal disaster, as it doesn’t take long for that cleared land to no longer support the plantation, and then nothing will grow for years, species have been lost, people lost their farming lands, displaced from a sustainable subsistance lifestyle (and now reliant on jobs, mainly in the plantations). All very sad really, for a few cheap bucks to make us westies fat and die prematurely of a heart attack. Companies in Australia don’t have to label palm oil as palm oil either, just as vegetable oil. 👿
Sorry, a but side tracked, but it’s all good info! 😛December 21, 2011 at 12:48 am #516704
I did do a bit of extra research this arvo and while I’m not 100% sure it’s not GM nuseed the company who sell it have it listed as triazine tolerant not GM but some of the research I read which sent me a little :S said in it’s fine print that they could not say that there wouldn’t be GM material in it. :blink:
I had no idea that palm oil could be sold as vege oil. You learn something new every day 🙂
We only use olive oil at home or butter for cooking so it’s only the small amount of processed foods we eat that may have it in it but it’s still a little 🙁December 21, 2011 at 12:54 am #516705
Well, I thought I’d send Nuseed an email asking them if it’s gm. Wonder what the answer will be :dry:December 21, 2011 at 9:02 am #516706Forest RavenMember
Yes, we will wonder!
Re: processed foods with palm oil listed as veggie oil. A way to pick it (not guaranteed of course) is if the saturated fats are about 40% or more of the total fats in the product.December 21, 2011 at 10:17 am #516707gremmblesMember
We eat no vegetable oils due to racidity and the presence of free radicals.
Cold pressed olive oil is great but not for frying again due to it being quite unstable at high heats. This leads to rancidity and the production of free radicals which have been linked all sorts of things including cancer.
For frying we use coconut oil or butter. Saturated fats are very stable and do not break easily at high heats.
I don’t touch any canola as GM canola has contaminated even most of the non GM canola. I just can’t trust it.
And I am one of those radicals who does not believe that saturated fats are the enemy.December 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm #516708
And the reply from Nuseed is……….
In answer to your question Monola is not genetically modified at all.December 23, 2011 at 1:00 am #516709BronMember
Coconut oil is great for frying (Aclara Health make an organic refined CO that means the flavour and taste of the coconut is removed). It’s the only thing I use.
Forest Raven, reading on Mark’s Daily Apple (I think, or it might have been Dr Jack Kruse’s blog) about the African palm oil which is sustainable and much heathier. I’ll stick to CO 🙂December 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm #516710AndreKeymaster
mistyhollows post=333384 wrote: And the reply from Nuseed is……….
In answer to your question Monola is not genetically modified at all.
Hmm.. then how did they get it to be triazine tolerant? :shrug:
The mind boggles …
:whistle:December 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm #516711mauziMember
Mmmmm… very suspicious, me thinks
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