No small wonder, before supercharging the world-wide marketing of this cultivar of Brassica napa, that the Canucks would want to change its name from “rapeseed oil” to Canola–Canada Oil. So much for the power of words, even though the term RAPE in this case is Latin for TURNIP. This turnip oil was once spurned by the health-conscious for its high levels of heart-damaging erucic acid in the native rapeseed. Even so it has been used for thousands of years for animal feed and such. …

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