llewellyn88's picture
What cooking oils are NonGMO?

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The most widely used cooking oils for home use are soybean, canola, corn, sunflower, olive, and peanut. Other specialty oils are sold but aren’t widely used (e.g. grapeseed oil). Of the major cooking oils, olive, sunflower, and peanut oil come from crops where no GMO technology is used. In addition, any organic versions of soy or canola oil would not make use of any GM technology. However, through processing, one cannot tell the difference between GM and non-GM soy and canola cooking oils. They are chemically the same.

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aquagarden's picture

Actually, after processing one can tell the difference between GM and non-GM soybean oil. GM soybean oil will often test positive for AMPA, which is a glyphosate metabolite, Organic soybean oil will not test positive for AMPA. If one has access to a mass spectrometer one can tell the difference between GM and non-GM soybean oil . They are not chemically the same.