Genetically Modified Canola Plant

What Is Canola?

Canola is a crop formed by a plant, three to five feet tall that produce seeds which are harvested and crushed to create canola oil. These plants grow with small, yellow flowers, which are bright and make the environment colourful. Canola seeds contain about 44 percent of oil. This large percentage of oil comes in small canola seeds which are similar in size to poppy seeds and they are brownish-black in color. Canola belongs to the same family as mustard, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Besides the U.S it is mostly grown in Canada and Australia, but canola oil is used all over the world.

A Simple Overlook

Canola can cause confusion when trying to debate if it is healthy or unhealthy for us humans. Before Canola is genetically modified by farmers, it can be looked at as a harmful product because it is used for not only oil but also industrial products like mentioned above. Now when the canola is finally genetically modified it more used for oil and can help us a little more than before, such as giving us more vitamins. In the end, canola is a better product when modified and that is why it is modified, because it becomes better.