Canola

Canola refers to a cultivar of either Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) or field mustard (Brassica campestris L. or Brassica Rapa var.). Its seeds are used to produce edible oil suitable for consumption by humans and livestock. The oil is also suitable for use as biodiesel.

Originally, Canola was bred naturally from rapeseed at the University of Manitoba, Canada by Keith Downey and Baldur R. Stefansson in the early 1970s, but it has a very different nutritional profile in addition to much less erucic acid. The name "canola" was derived from "Canadian oil, low acid" in 1978. Genetically modified rapeseed is sometimes referred to as Rapeseed 00. A product known as LEAR (for low erucic acid rapeseed) derived from cross-breeding of multiple lines of Brassica juncea may also be referred to as canola oil and is considered safe for human consumption.

Read more about Canola:  History, Production and Trade, Canola Oil, Genetic Modification Issues

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Canola - Genetic Modification Issues - Legal Issues
... Genetically modified canola has become a point of controversy and contentious legal battles ... for patent infringement after he replanted canola seed that he had harvested from his field, which he discovered was contaminated with Monsanto's patented ... regulator approved the release of canola altered to make it resistant to Glufosinate ammonium, a herbicide ...
Clubroot - Canola Infestation in Alberta
... In 2003 clubroot was identified in Alberta as an outbreak in canola crops in the central area of the province mainly isolated to the Edmonton area ... cause plant death, wiping out important money generating canola crops ... Initially 12 commercial fields of canola were identified, but that number grew to over 400 by 2008 ...
Canola (mythology)
... In Irish mythology, Canola was the mythical inventor of the harp ... When she woke up the next morning, Canola realized the wind had created the music by blowing through partially rotted sinew still attached to a whale skeleton ...
Monsanto Canada Inc. V. Schmeiser - Background
... patented a glyphosate-resistant gene for the canola plant which has the effect of producing canola that is resistant to their glyphosate-containing Roundup ... Monsanto marketed the seed as Roundup Ready Canola ... Roundup Ready Canola was introduced in Canada in 1996, and by 1998, it accounted for 25% of the country's canola area ...
Cyathus Olla - Agricultural Applications
... Blackleg is a fungal disease of canola that results in major yield loss in affected crops ... olla grows and fruits on canola stubble has led to research on the potential of this fungus to degrade canola stubble, and reduce the incidence of stubble-borne diseases like blackleg and blackspot ... olla was shown to colonize canola, wheat, and barley residue, but appeared to have a preference for the woody taproots of canola as compared to the cereal residue ...