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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Fields of Yellow
We have seen fields and fields of beautiful yellow flowers on our drive through Alberta, Canada. The people who live here have told us the yellow flowers are canola.
Once the flowers turn to seed, the farmers harvest the plants. They press the seeds to make canola oil. Canola oil is used for healthy cooking.
Scientists discovered canola oil in the 1970s. One bushel of canola seeds makes ten liters (or about 2-1/2 gallons) of canola oil.
Canada plants over 11 million acres of canola every year. For more information about canola oil, visit http://www.mcgacanola.org/documents/Canola_Glossy.pdf