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Rapeseed Oil

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

rapeseedfieldThe hills behind our house have patches of bright yellow that have bloomed over the last several weeks.  I thought they were a cover or fertilizer crop because they grow a lot of wheat here at different seasons.  Lo and behold, I found out it was rapeseed.  

That rang a bell, so I googled it and found out that is was a crucial ingredient in the life-saving diet of Lorenzo Odone. Remember Lorenzo’s Oil(with Susan Sarandon)? Sadly, Lorenzo died this year, just shy of his 30th birthday, but because of his parents tenacity and research, he lived long past the 4-6 year life-expectancy. Amazing