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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Canada is about to face a canola crunch that could add new costs for farmers in the midst of a trade tussle with their biggest buyer.

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The outlook is bleak because of the country's strained relationship with China, its biggest canola buyer. Beijing alleges impurities in the crop, but Canada says it has so far declined to provide evidence of that. Instead, it's seen as likely retaliation for Canada's detention of Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou late last year on a U.S. extradition request.
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#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-25 05:03 AM | Reply

Canola is fake olive oil. Of course the Canadians conspire to produce it, just like they conspire at everything else.

It's in between good and bad cholesterol.

It's perfect for Canadians - to export. And China just figured out whats going on.

Thank God we have nukes.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-25 06:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Thank God we have nukes.

Amen.

Nukes can fix everything... from insomnia to flatulence.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-25 08:17 AM | Reply

Heliumrat proves that he is out of his mind.....again. Evil CAnadians....really???? They well a product, they don't misrepresent it....what is wrong with that? Heliumrat has mental issues.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 08:25 AM | Reply

China doesn't have oil. But, if China is incapable of growing its own food, how did the population get to be so large before Nixon opened trade?

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-25 08:52 AM | Reply

Canola is fake olive oil.

Canola is used by people who are worried about fat in their arteries but who are too cheap or poor to buy extra virgin olive oil.

Canola is nowhere as good as olive oil. I suspect it's "health benefits" are mostly hype.

I used canola... hated it... then I switched to olive oil. The difference in my health was immediate.

And it smells of fish if it isn't blended with something else.

Eat some chips fried in pure canola oil.. you won't eat chip again.

Hell with it.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-25 10:25 AM | Reply

But, if China is incapable of growing its own food, how did the population get to be so large before Nixon opened trade?

China is capable of growing one kind of food... mainly rice. That's all they had... besides dogs and cats.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-05-25 10:27 AM | Reply

"But, if China is incapable of growing its own food, how did the population get to be so large before Nixon opened trade?"

By living in near starvation, sometimes total starvation. The trade Nixon started for them changed their nation from third world to first world but we paid for all of it.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-25 10:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One thing is becoming clear as the food staples pile up.
There is no shortage.

#9 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-25 03:09 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Farmers tell us 25 billion, max. With current technology. And that's not counting Africa.

#10 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-25 05:08 PM | Reply

Trumps fault, eh!

-Canadians

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-25 05:14 PM | Reply

Don't cry for Canada just yet... This years crop won't be sitting on farms for long... just long enough to activate the forfeit clause in the shipping contract.... I am sure all of it has already been sold to others..

Canola is actually a very valuable product... here are just some of it's non-food uses...

Antistatic for paper and plastic wrap

Industrial lubricants

Dust suppressants

Biodiesel

Printing inks

Cosmetics: lip gloss,lipsticks, creams, shampoo,soaps, massage oils

Sunscreen and suntan oil

Toothpaste

Pesticides: fungicides,herbicides and insecticides

Oiled fabrics

Plasticizers

Bio-plastics

Softening agent for applying plastic casings on window panes

Mold releaser in metal fabrication

#12 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-26 06:18 AM | Reply

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