Eating Pesticides? Canola Oil-Based Pesticide Label Says: ‘Environmental Hazards: Do Not Apply Directly To Water. Do Not Contaminate Water When Disposing Of Equipment…’

Avoid also cottonseed oil.

Added: 28.06.2011

Are you eating pesticides? Canola oil, soybean oil used as key ingredients in pesticide products (Natural News, June 29, 2011):

In a shocking new video, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) reveals that common cooking oils such as canola oil and soybean oil are used as key active ingredients in pesticide products because they work so effectively to kill bugs. The video shows how one pesticide product that kills insects is made with 96% canola oil and is so dangerous that the label says, “Hazards to humans and domestic animals.”

The label of the product, made almost entirely with canola oil, goes on to explain “CAUTION: Avoid contact with skin or clothing.” If you get it on yourself, you are directed to take off all your contaminated clothing, take a 15-20 minute shower to rinse the canola oil off your skin, and then “Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.”

Again, this is a for an insecticide that’s made of 96% canola oil — an oil that’s found throughout the food supply and especially in products such as salad dressings and snack chips. Canola oil is also in ingredient often used in so-called “vegetable oil” shown on the ingredients label.This canola oil-based pesticide also says on the label: “Environmental Hazards: Do not apply directly to water. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment…”

Soybean oil also an active pesticide ingredient

The chemical company Bayer also makes a “natural” insect killing product called Natria. It’s most prominent active ingredient? Soybean oil (most of which is almost certainly genetically modified).

Much like canola oil, soybean oil is nearly ubiquitous in the U.S. food supply, being found in countless manufactured food items sold at grocery stores everywhere. In his video, Adams asks the obvious question: If these oils kill insects so effectively, and if they are harmful to pets, skin and the environment, why are we eating them as part of our daily diet?

Adams also suggests that if you want a low-cost but highly-effective natural pesticide, just buy canola oil from your grocery store and spray that on bugs. “We’ve tested it and it really works to kill bugs,” Adams says. Plus, it’s less than half the cost of the natural pesticide products made almost entirely with canola oil.

4 thoughts on “Eating Pesticides? Canola Oil-Based Pesticide Label Says: ‘Environmental Hazards: Do Not Apply Directly To Water. Do Not Contaminate Water When Disposing Of Equipment…’”

  1. How could canola oil or soybean oil possibly not be healthy for animals? They may kill or deter bugs, but still, how? As far as I understand, oils are used in pesticides mostly as binding agents. I’m a professional in the field of agriculture and I know of no pesticide where the main affecting ingredient(s) is an oil. The message of this article is extremely unclear and misinforming, even if it contains facts.

  2. Maybe you should go buy this product and read the lable for yourself and see if it’s true. If it’s not well thats false advertising and thats against the law. BUT if it is in fact true well good luck and happy eating. At least you won’t have bugs in you. This is a great concern and if it is true thanks for the men and women doing this great research to inform the American people. Keep up the great work.

  3. “Human consumption of flax is banned in France and limited in Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium” according to the book, CHIA, published by The University of Arizona Press, (page 121). The authors of CHIA, Ricardo Ayerza Jr. & Wayne Coates, point out that flaxseed “was never used or even considered as a food by any civilization.” They also point out that “None of the toxic factors in flax have been found in either chia seeds or it oil.”

    “Flax has been questioned as a food because it contains a number of factors that interfere with the normal development of humans and animals. The concern about human use of flax is due mainly to the presence of toxic cianoglicosides (limarin), vitamin B6 antagonistic factors (Butler, Bailey, and Kennedy, 1965; Stitt, 1988; Center for Alternative Plant and Animal Products, 1995; Vetter, 2000) and other antinutritional factors, including cyanogenic glycosides, trypsin inhibitors, phytic acid, allergens, and goitrogens (Madhusudhan et al., 1986l Bhatty, 1993; Trevuno et al., 2000), All flax varieties contain these antinutritional factors. This includes FP967, a genetically modified variety that has a concentration of cyanogenic compounds (linamarin;, linustratin, and neolinustatin) no different from traditional varieties (Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 1998).
    The antagonistic factors of the vitamin B group that are found in flax seeds have been specified as a risk factor for human health. Recent findings show that low blood levels of B vitamins are linked with an increased risk of fatoal coronary heart disease and stroke (American Heart Association, 1999).”

    Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) could do well to reflect on the harmful effects of flax seed before recommending flax for human consumption!


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