Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cottonseed Oil

Extracted from cottonseed. It has been a part of the American diet for well over a century. It is among the most unsaturated oils. Others include safflower, corn, soybean, canola and sunflower seed oils.


Cottonseed oil can also be produced with genetically modified cottonseed.

Cotton crops which have been Genetically Modified to resist herbicides encourage the use of larger quantities of herbicide, with the effect that both weeds and beneficial plants are killed indiscriminately. These herbicides are harmful to both the environment and to humans.


Again, how do we know if this food uses genetically modified cotton?  We don't.  It's not regulated.


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