Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 12:12:19 -0500 From: Elizabeth Gregory Subject: Ah'm is/rapeseed/canola oil -Reply "Canola" is a patented term derived by the Canadian government to refer to improved varieties of rapeseed containing less than 2 percent erucic acid (high erucic acid levels are unacceptable for cooking oil, but can be used for some industrial purposes). These improved varieties were named "canola" after the CANadian Oil Low Acid breeding program. At least in production agriculture, both "rapeseed" and "canola" are still in use. Elizabeth Gregory Assistant Professor and Extension Communications Specialist Texas Agricultural Extension Service Texas A&M University