Canola Oil (Gmos)

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Canola Oil With today’s ever evolving society, Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) are becoming more and more popular. Although most people consume GMOs everyday, most people don’t even realize it. GMOs can benefit humans greatly or have extreme side effects. One of the most commonly used GMOs is Canola Oil. Canola Oil is most commonly used as a healthier substitute for Olive Oil but with that comes the risk of serious heart problems and higher risk of Cancer. Canola Oil is most commonly used as a healthier substitute for Olive Oil but with that comes the risk of serious heart problems and higher risk of Cancer. The plant Canola was originally made in Canada by genetically modifying Rapeseed, which was originally used to make Canola Oil. The…show more content…
During production when the oil is exposed to high heat and multiple solutes, that causes the different types of fats to go bad. A study was done on random bottles of Canola Oil and scientists found that .52% to 4.2% of the fatty acids were toxic trans fat. If trans fat is artificial, is can lead to heart disease which is the leading killer in the world. “Like all modern vegetable oils, Canola Oil goes through the process of refining, bleaching and degumming — all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because Canola Oil is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized. The standard deodorization process removes a large portion of the Omega-3 fatty acids by turning them into trans fatty acids. Although the Canadian government lists the trans content of Canola at a minimal 0.2 percent, research at the University of Florida at Gainesville, found trans levels as high as 4.6 percent in commercial liquid oil.The consumer has no clue about the presence of trans fatty acids in Canola Oil because they are not listed on the label”(Fallon, S). Today, 90% of Canola is genetically modified and is partly hydrogenated oil. This modern combination can cause many side effects such as abnormal blood platelets and higher risk of Cancer due to the hydrogenation process. Although Canola Oil seems like a healthier substitute think

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