In 1974, Baldur Steffanson a teacher at the University of Manitoba is introducing a new variety of Brassica napus with a low erucic acid and has been called - canola. Canola is a compound word of 'Can ada il l ow of a CID'.
Each seed contains about 40% canola oil.
Oil canola oil is widely used in food industry, oil is not a very healthy cardiovascular system, cause a deficiency of vitamin E. erucic acid is a saturated fatty acid, can cause nervous system damage, blood clotting, anemia, depression immune system and cancer.
At temperatures of 220-230 ° C canola oil begins to smoke, acrolein is one of the proshower given by burning oil, is an agent that causes lung cancer and skin irritation.
Supporters say the oil is indicated because it is rich in Omega 3, is positive for the organism.
Rice plants resistant to arsenic
Rice is the raw material supply for more than 80% of the world population, although production is declining in Bangladesh, India and parts of East and South Asia, due to toxic levels of arsenic in soil.
Poisonous plants, indoor and outdoor
Tomato consumption prolongs life
Researchers at the John Innes Center in Norwich, United Kingdom, in collaboration with other European centers participating to the FLORA project, have obtained genetically modified tomatoes rich in anthocyanins, a category of antioxidants belonging to the class of flavonoids. These tomatoes showed a significant protective effect by extending the life of mice.
Plant indicators of land rich in nutrients (nitrogen put: Atriplex patula, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Chenopodium album, Galinsoga parviflora, fumaric officinalis, Mercurialis annua, Solana nigrum, Thlaspi arvense, Urtica dioica, Urtica urens.