Aladdin's magic lamp burned oil that was a forerunner of canola oil. When canola is in flower the country-side looks crazily sports minded wearing the green and gold. It is our third largest broadacre crop after wheat and barley.
At flowering time the crop has implications for honey bees.
A multinational company, Cargell, with HQ in Minneapollis, has widespread operations in canola in Australia and at Kooragang in Newcastle has a crush plant and oil refinery and oil terminal complete with a smell of cooking oil.
One local organization among others, GrainCorp Oil, is to start producing and exporting the oil and the seeds.