The rapeseed plant usually blooms in the summer and is famous for its golden-yellow flowers. Belonging to the cabbage family, it’s closely related to turnip and mustard. Its oil — known both as rapeseed oil — is widely used for cooking, baking, and food processing.
Originally, culinary rapeseed oil was developed via traditional crossbreeding. However, most varieties available today are genetically modified (GM) to be pest-resistant. Thus, these products are generally classified as genetically modified organisms (GMOs).