Chicken and Canola Oil


Food poison in “healthy” foods

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a new study on chicken meat, which found that most of it contains dangerously high levels of toxic arsenic.

And the worst part is that industrial chicken producers are directly responsible for causing this, as they intentionally add arsenic-based pharmaceutical drugs to chicken feed in order to bulk them up quickly and improve the color of their meat, which in turn poisons you and your family.

As it turns out, virtually all commercial chicken, including certified organic and "antibiotic-free" varieties, contain some level of inorganic arsenic.

But it is the conventional chicken fed arsenic-based drugs that have the highest levels.

According to Hunt’s analysis, arsenical chemicals like roxarsone have been in use since the 1940s, when chicken producers began adding it to chicken feed to speed up growth, prevent disease, and improve meat pigmentation.

But as we now know, these chemicals are pervasive, and are known to cause cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, mental impairment, miscarriage, and other serious human health issues


You know that Olive Oil comes from olives, and that Sesame Seed Oil comes from sesame seeds. It would make sense that Canola Oil comes from Canola Seeds, right? Well, there’s actually no such thing.

Canola is a made-up word which stands for “Canadian oil low acid”, and is a genetically modified product. It is a Canadian invention that is backed by the government.

It’s a cheap product to manufacture, and almost all processed or packaged foods contain canola oil.

Facts You Should Know About Canola Oil

Canola Oil is produced from the rapeseed plant, which is a part of the mustard family.

It’s an industrial oil, not a food, and has been used in candles, soaps, lipsticks, lubricants, inks and biofuels.

Rapeseed oil is what is used to make mustard gas. In its natural state, it causes respiratory distress, constipation, emphysema, anemia, irritability and blindness.

Studies have shown that rapeseed has a cumulative effect, and can take close to ten years to manifest symptoms.

One claim of long term use is the destruction of the protective coating around the nerves called the myelin sheath.

This is how Multiple Sclerosis begins. Some of the symptoms presented have been:

Shaking & Tremors

Breathing Problems

Difficulty Walking Or Writing

Slurred Speech

Heart Problems

Thought Process Degrades

Memory Problems

Low Audio Levels

Urinary Incontinence

Nervous Breakdown

Numbness Of Extremities

What else can it do to you? Canola oil will deplete Vitamin E, and will interfere with normal metabolism and enzyme function. It also suppresses the immune system.

Rapeseed Oil is a monounsaturated oil, and has high levels of erucic acid.

Erucic Acid is a fatty acid that is associated with heart damage, specifically Heshan’s Disease, a disease that manifests itself with fibrotic lesions of the heart.

Those are the types of oils you want to avoid like the plague: Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated oils!

Trans fatty acids are the result of this hydrogenation process. These are hazardous by-products, and are health destroyers.

You should stop cooking with these oils:

* Corn Oils * Safflower Oils * Soy Oils

17 Responses to “Chicken and Canola Oil”

  1. I use mostly organic chicken, labeled as to ‘source” at WholeFoods or the local co-op. Only occasionally in a TV dinner do I use non-organic chicken, which perhaps I should stop.

    I have thought “organic canola” was OK, but maybe I’m wrong. I use very little oil in cooking, only olive oil (organic olive oil). I’ve been on the Swank low saturated fat diet for 30 years. 30 years ago I had a dx of Multiple Sclerosis, in spite of the fact that I’d been pretty low fat for many years because I had trouble digesting fat. I went on the Swank diet and it improved my balance and mental sharpness. Later it was shown I may not have MS, but it was another illness which produces neurologic symptoms, which is hereditary in my family, but had not yet been diagnosed in anyone. My doctor for this other disease, when I first got the dx, said the Swank low saturated fat diet was excellent for the other disease as well.
    Most doctors do not consider the importance of diet in these diseases, but I have found on an MS forum, which I still attend sometimes, that many MS patients are well aware of the effect of diet on their condition.

    I think everyone would do well to avoid high saturated fat. Dr. Swank, who invented the famous Swank diet, wanted his patients to even limit good fat such as that in egg yolks, and never to eat milk products unless they were non-fat. I have gotten careless about this because I love eggs and cheese, but this article reminds me that, even though eggs and cheese are good for most people, I should limit their use. It’s hard doing all the diet things I have to do just to remain upright, but I am grateful I have enough to eat.

    I am really on the side of Mrs. Obama about the need for better food. I may not support Obamas in most respects, but I do think she was unrighteously quashed in her goal to improve food. People said she wanted to be a food czar. Frankly, I think we need either a food czar who actually knows nutrition, or else we need one very large dose of education on what our American diet is doing to us. Freedom to drink slurppies and eat Wendy’s burgers (the highest in fat of all fast food burgers) is not helping us.

  2. Thank you for this information. Time to start shooting those responsible in my opinion.

  3. I like to read this kind of news, because it confirms what I already know: almost any commercial food is bad just because it’s commercial.
    Those who produce the chicken have to increase profits and reduce expenses. In this case profits are increased by:
    1) speeding up growth
    2) preventing disease
    3) making the chicken color look more attractive to potential customers.
    And all of the above requires only 1 additive!
    The CEO thinks like this: “Adding arsenic will increase next year’s profits by 16.8 %, which will attract about 3 % more investors.”

    If you want to know why America is suffering from obesity and diabetes, then watch “Sugar, the bitter truth” on YouTube, hosted by Dr Lustig. In that speech he mentions at least 4 commercial reasons why there is fructose (a type of sugar) in your food. Some examples in short:
    1) there’s a lot of salt in coca cola, but fructose (sugar) hides the salty flavor. And salt makes you thirsty so you buy more drinks.
    2) fructose delays the signal to your brains telling you that your stomache is full. That makes you want to drink more.
    3) fructose is the cheapest sugar available, so the profits can be maximized (compared to other types of sugar).
    4) fructose is the strongest sugar, so it takes only a little bit to make your soda taste sweet.

    Regardless whether this professor is right or wrong, fact is that anything which has been commercially produced has 1 thing in common: money comes in the first place, not health. Companies have to keep up with technology, have to keep investing, have to keep making money to pay the expenses. So they cannot afford to do voluntary work to keep you healthy. It’s a financial struggle between companies. Only the strongest and fittest will survive.

    It is very hard to find pure, untampered, healthy food in a commercial world. We chose for capitalism, so now we have to pay the price.

  4. I have read this blog with interest for a few years now without ever having contributed or commenting.
    However as a believer with a love for truth, I have to comment on this recent post.

    So much of what passes for scientific evidence is simply junk science filled with inaccuracies, presumptions, and poor logic. To the person without some real fundamental knowledge of chemistry, biology, nutrition and even botany, claims such as the ones made in this article seem very valid and credible.

    The first part of the article is about arsenic in chicken. I won’t address that because this is not an area of expertise for me and I can’t say, without further research, whether this is truth or not.

    As a registered nurse for 24 years and author of a soon to be published 480 page reference manual on natural seed and kernel oils, I would like to challenge and denounce some of the claims about canola oil made in this article.

    I am going to massively simplify this chemical explanation.

    All plant seed oils are made from a combination of triglycerides which in turn are made from a glycerol molecule attached to 3 fatty acids.
    Plant seed oils can be identified by their fatty acid profile. These are usually designated in percentages. For example Almond seed oil is about 70% oleic acid, 20% linoleic acid, 5% Palmitic acid, 3% Stearic acid, 1.5% Palmitoleic acid and 0.5% Alpha linolenic acid. These figures can be produced in graph form.

    Fatty acids are composed of a carbon-hydrogen skeleton with a methyl group at one end and a carboxyl acid group at the other end.
    Each fatty acid has a specific number of carbons and may have single bonds or double bonds.
    Erucic acid (22:1, n-9) has 22 carbons with 1 double bond 9 carbons away from the methyl end. It is an mono-unsaturated fatty acid and also called an omega 9 fatty acid (along with Oleic acid and others). Subsequently the name erucic means pertaining to eruca which in turn is Latin for colewort or kale.In the Brassicaceae family, some measure of erucic acid are almost always naturally seen. This family has over 3700 species and multiple genera. You are probably familiar with its more well known family members: Broccoli, cabbage,kale, rutabaga,brussels sprouts,mustard, turnip, cauliflower, radish, horse radish. By itself or in high levels of an oil, it would impart a bitter taste. In and of itself it has never been proven to be toxic.

    Brassica ‘rapeseed’ varieties (Brassica napus and Brassica rapa) are some of the oldest plants cultivated by humanity, with documentation of its use in India 4,000 years ago, and use in China and Japan 2,000 years ago.
    Canola was originally developed through conventional plant breeding from natural rapeseed,at the University of Manitoba, Canada in the early 1970s. GMO (genetically modified organisms) rapeseed has only been grown in Canada since 1996 and not all rapeseed grown is GMO.
    These improved rapeseed cultivars were free of erucic acid and glucosinolates. Erucic acid tastes bitter and had prevented the use of rapeseed oil in food. Gluconsinolates, which were found in rapeseed meal leftover from pressing, are toxic and had prevented the use of the meal in animal feed. Incidentally, glucosinolates are the substances that give radish, horseradish etc. their spicy ‘bite’. Obviously not a poison in small amounts. Plants develop bitter and toxic compounds to discourage herbivore predation. It is their defense mechanism.
    These new cultivars are known as “double-zero” rapeseed.
    Although the word “rape” in rapeseed comes from the Latin word rapum for turnip, I would imagine marketers had a hard time justifying the use of the word rape, with its negative connotations as a name for their oil. The name “canola” was chosen by the board of the Rapeseed Association of Canada in 1978.”Can-” for Canada and “ola” possibly pertaining to ‘oil’.This new “double-zero” rapeseed was also renamed to differentiate it from high erucic acid rapeseed.

    The genetic modification of plants is a very controversial one. Some countries have banned their use while others have given the go ahead. Canada and Europe has approved the use of GMO crops. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) stated that GM seeds are “unlikely to have an adverse effect on human and animal health or on the environment, in the context of their intended uses”. Although any product may have deleterious effects that may not be apparent for years, the use of erucic acid containing oils in moderation for hundreds of years has not appeared, by historical record, to have had a negative outcome.

    So I will now address the article point by point.

    Article: Canola Oil is produced from the rapeseed plant, which is a part of the mustard family.
    Yes. This is correct and is just about the only statement in this article that is.

    Article: It’s an industrial oil, not a food, and has been used in candles, soaps, lipsticks, lubricants, inks and biofuels.
    Yes, it is used industrially as are hundreds of other edible plant seed oils.These oils may also be used as lubricants, are additions to thousands of skin and hair cosmetics, are used in the manufacture of polymers, plastics, pharmaceuticals etc. To disqualify an edible oil because it is also used for non edible uses is, well, ridiculous.

    Article: Rapeseed oil is what is used to make mustard gas. In its natural state, it causes respiratory distress, constipation, emphysema, anemia, irritability and blindness.
    I almost choked when I read this.Excuse the pun. Note last sentence of the following paragraph.I wonder if the writer of the article denounces the condiment mustard that we put on our hot dogs and hamburgers for the same ludicrous reason ?
    Mustard gas comprises four elements found on the periodic table: carbon, sulfur, chlorine and hydrogen. The sulfur and carbon lend to the gaseous appearance and smell in both solid and liquid states. The exact molecular formula is C4H8Cl2S.It is synthesized by treating ethylene with sulfur chloride or by treating 2, 2′- dihydroxyethyl sulfide with HCl gas. Contact with sea water turns mustard gas from its normal liquid state to viscous or even solid one. Mustard gas, also called sulfur mustard, gets its name from its sometimes yellow appearance and mustard-like smell.

    Article: Studies have shown that rapeseed has a cumulative effect, and can take close to ten years to manifest symptoms.One claim of long term use is the destruction of the protective coating around the nerves called the myelin sheath.
    Any substance, including water, in high doses have adverse health effects. There is simply no hard evidence that erucic acid in oils used in moderation have adverse health effects.Additionally, I have a daughter disabled by a demyelinating disease and I can tell you that the symptoms presented for multiple sclerosis are mostly inaccurate.
    Mustard oil was once considered unsuitable for human consumption in the United States, Canada, and the European Union due to the high content of erucic acid. This is because of early studies in rats. Subsequent studies on rats have shown that they are less able to digest vegetable fats (whether they contain erucic acid or not) than humans and pigs. Chariton et al. suggests that in rats: “Inefficient activation of erucic acid to erucyl-CoA and a low level of activity of triglyceride lipase and enzymes of betaoxidation for erucic acid probably contribute to the accumulation and retention of cardiac lipid.”Before this process was fully understood it led to the belief that erucic acid and mustard oil were both highly toxic to humans. The high percentage of erucic acid in mustard oil has led to the latter being banned for food use in the European Union and other countries.
    [Note that this refers to mustard oil not rapeseed oil]
    Epidemiological studies suggest that, in regions where mustard oil is still used in a traditional manner, mustard oil may afford some protection against cardiovascular diseases. In this sense “traditional” means that (a) the oil is used fresh; and (b) vegetable fats count only as a small percentage of the total caloric intake. Whether this effect is due to the nature of erucic acid per se to make the blood platelets less sticky, or to the presence of a reasonably high percentage of α-linolenic acid, or to a combination of properties of fresh unrefined oil, is as yet uncertain. Care needs to be taken with such epidemiological studies to exclude the possibility of early deaths from other causes skewing the results. The fact that early asymptomatic coronary disease is readily detectable post mortem and is absent in the mustard oil cohorts tends to add weight to the hypothesis that mustard oil is protective

    Article: What else can it do to you? Canola oil will deplete Vitamin E, and will interfere with normal metabolism and enzyme function. It also suppresses the immune system.
    Beyond ridiculous. Please show me the research. I have put over 10 years into study of oils. This doesn’t even merit a response.

    Article: Rapeseed Oil is a monounsaturated oil, and has high levels of erucic acid.
    Yes it is mono unsaturated just like Olive oil. And NO, it does not contain high levels of erucic acid. In fact Canola oil is considered to be erucic acid free.

    Article: Erucic Acid is a fatty acid that is associated with heart damage, specifically Heshan’s Disease, a disease that manifests itself with fibrotic lesions of the heart.

    It would help the original authors’ credibility to actually spell the disease correctly. It is Keshan’s disease. NOT Heshan’s disease. Keshan’s disease is a congestive cardiomyopathy caused by a combination of dietary deficiency of selenium and the presence of a mutated strain of Coxsackievirus, named after Keshan County of Heilongjiang province, Northeast China, where symptoms were first noted. It has absolutely nothing to do with erucic acid.

    And last but not least, erucic acid was the fatty acid identified in the story and movie, Lorenzo’s oil. It was used as an adjunct therapy for the young man with adrenoleukodystrophy, a neuro degenerative disease.

    I am frustrated and disappointed to find this article on this lovely blog. So much that passes for wisdom on the internet is just foolishness and people believe everything they read. Very unfortunate. What element is lacking that the people of God, perish from the lack of?
    Please, folks, do your due diligence. Study, read, examine, weigh. God gave us a brain. Let’s use it.


      • Once again, Canola oil has been bred to contain less than 2% erucic acid. I am not arguing that high levels of erucic acid as in the original rapeseed oil may not have toxicological effects-especially in Wistar rats that most in vivo studies have been done in. I myself use olive, corn and safflower oil for my cooking. Not because I think that a tablespoon of canola oil is going to make me sick. I just like the flavors. I just think it is important to look at the whole picture-carefully. As I pointed out in my previous- and forgive me-long post, many of the claims in the original article were so erroneous that it was hard to even hear anything in the article that may have been remotely helpful. I love your blog Marianne and your ability to keep an open mind on many subjects that mainstream Christianity are closed to even discussing.

        • Also here is a good page from Snopes that responds to an article that is almost identical to the original one referred to in this blog:

          And yet another one from Mayo clinic:

          I would also like to amend a sentence in my original response.
          “By itself or in high levels of an oil, it would impart a bitter taste. In and of itself it has never been proven to be toxic.” I should have added “to humans”.
          I don’t know. Mustard seed oil contains 42% erucic acid and people in India have been using it for centuries. I have read though that it is really strong tasting-spicy.
          To each their own. I drink a lot of diet soda and my daughter says that aspartame is going to kill me. Maybe it will but I like the fact I’m not consuming 10 lbs of sugar a month. If I get any wider I might have to get greased to get through the doors. LOL
          I also believe that God defines the very number of seconds that we live. As a nurse I have cared for many people that ate perfectly-Vitamins, supplements-No alcohol, caffeine,nicotine or drugs-everything natural, organic and that died young from any number of diseases (cancer, cardiac etc) usually associated with toxins or unhealthy life style. I have also cared for very elderly people in their 80’s and 90’s who ate what we might consider ‘unhealthy’ foods (fried foods, white flour, sugar), never took a vitamin and dipped ‘snuff’ or smoked non filter cigarettes or pipes etc. Other than age associated frailty, were healthy and still kicking.
          Go figure.

    • Lauren the article here is on a good track though maybe not complete which is what forums are for. We (in Canada saw the Liberals push to create this abomination and paid millions to put rapeseed on the food chain) searched out over 10 years ago when we first learned of this oil called “healthy” just as the “Hydrogenated Deadly oiils” were pushed and after many deaths attributed to this deadly oil,discovered a long road of deceit in it’s gmo creation as well as it’s short history for human consumption though rapeseed has a long history of use as an industrial product, insect repellants etc.

      I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole and have instead since searched out healthy natural oils and foods which may be found yet in abundance if we avoid the foods that contain the garbage pushed by the giant companies making cheap junk for man to eat at high prices. There is a lot of info out on it now that is legitimate from its’ onset and if you are curious it is an important read. I suspect you will appreciate it.

       (This article contains information found on various websites including

      Canola Oil’s real name is “Lear” oil (Low Erucic Acid Rape). However, it is more commonly known as “rape oil”, a semi-drying oil that is used as a lubricant, fuel, soap and synthetic rubber base, and as an illuminant to give color pages in magazines their slick look. In short, it is an industrial oil that does not belong in the human body. It is typically referred to in light industry as a penetrating oil. Canola Oil is the suspected causative agent for Scrapie, a viral disease transmitted to cattle who were fed rendered sheep infected with Scrapie. Both Scrapie and Mad Cow Disease destroy the brain’s ability to function. They literally eat the brain away, causing blindness, loss of mind and erratic behavior. Back in the 1980’s, rape oil was widely used in animal feeds in England and throughout Europe. It was banned in 1991. Since then, Scrapie in sheep has totally disappeared.

      While that’s good for Europeans, it is bad for Americans because the problem is now ours. Rape seed oil (Canola Oil) is widely used in thousands of processed foods, with the blessings of our own government. Canola oil was first developed in Canada. Its proponents claim that due to genetic engineering and irradiation, it is no longer rape oil, but “Canola” (Canadian Oil). They also claim it is completely safe, pointing to its unsaturated structure and digestibility. Although I could not verify this, it is claimed the Canadian government paid the FDA the sum of $50 million dollars to have Canola oil placed on the GRAS list (Generally Recognized As Safe). However it was done, a new industry was created. Laws were enacted affecting international trade, commerce, and traditional diets.

      Rape oil is the most toxic of all food oil plants. Not even insects will eat it. A man who raises birds always checks labels to insure that there is no rape seed in their food. He said, “The birds will eat it, but they do not live very long.” It turns out that the rape plant is a member of the mustard family of plants and is the source for the chemical-agent, mustard gas, which causes blistering on skin and lungs when inhaled. Mustard Gas was banned after W.W. 1 for this reason.

      Studies of Canola oil done on rats were disastrous. Results included fatty degeneration of heart, kidney, adrenals and thyroid gland. When the Canola oil was withdrawn from their diet, the deposits dissolved, but scar tissue remained on the organs. No studies on humans were done before money was spent to promote Canola oil in the USA. Why were no studies done on humans before the FDA placed it on the GRAS list?

      Consumed in food, Canola oil depresses the immune system, causing it to “go to sleep.” Canola oil is high in glycosides which cause health problems by blocking (inhibiting) enzyme function. Its effects are cumulative, taking years to show up. One possible effect of long term use is the destruction of the protective sheath is gone, our nerves short-circuit causing erratic, uncontrollable movements. Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by a build up of long-chain fatty acids (c22 to c28) which destroys the myelin of the nerves. Canola oil is a very long chain fatty acid oil (c22). Those who will defend Canola oil say that the Chinese and Indians have used it for centuries with no ill effect, but they have used it in an unrefined form.

  5. Hi all,

    Its really important to eat healthy, not so much as to live long, as to live healthy. In some traditional African societies, Chicken was a taboo diet, such as among the Maasai and Kikuyu. That included the so called organic chicken. Notably, the name of the chicken in Kikuyu is Ngu-ku, and these two syllables by Sanskrit definition both spell evil twice. For Gu is for female demon, and Ku is for darkness. Hence the ancient of the African tribes forbade the eating of chicken and rather consumed other wild fowl species. Its certain they knew of matters modern science is only now beginning to uncover, such as this arsenic poisoning, and Lord knows what other evils. Flesh diets are really not the original food intended for man, and these really were allowed man in his state of sin so as to cut down on his years upon earth. And they are made to taste really great in bid to enslave the gluttonous to their deaths. As when God gave the Israelites fowl and ere it reached their bellies, many were slain in judgement of fury. The same is being repeated in this chicken fiasco. Get wisdom restrict yourselves to organic vegetarian diets. It has always been the original diet intended for man.


  6. now you see it …don’t believe every thing you read, this guy had a lot of hi tech jargon. i live in canada and i grew up on a farm in saskatchewan. now some farmers grew rape seed, and it stunk. i seen it back in 1963. so to say it came to canada in 1996 in false. being it gmo we switched to sunflower oil or olive oil.

  7. unsafe foods with dyes

  8. acrylamide in potato chips and french fries

  9. Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans

    do not buy food from west coast of america.

    I really feel sorry for the Japanese……..they must all be poisoned by now.

  10. I know this comment is a tiny bit late. I have a degree in nutrition from Germany. Understanding all the research and effort Lauren has shown in her post is commendable, but nothing more then studying our current knowledge that is available at our universities. All information in these days is controlled by someone in power. I lived thru three government periods ” margarine is the solution, margarine is bad …” and all these statements were sanctioned by the government at the time and these where in sync with the universities which are nothing more than sound bites of those times. My whole believe states the that if Erucic acid is bitter tasting, then God has placed this in the plant for a reason. Mainly to prevent us from ingesting something that could be harmful. No scientific studies will ever compare to Gods infinite wisdom. To spin this further if God wanted a digestive part of an insect, let’s say in a tomato, I am sure he would have done this already. So stay away fro GMO ‘s they are created by profit seeking corporations. If you control the food supply you control the masses. And our government is corrupt to it’s core. The FDA is a criminal organization that goes all the way to the White House this administration and past.
    Why do we have Monsanto people planted in our Government, profit, control….
    Thanks for reading

  11. Wow. I always enjoy chicken.

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