Canola exports to the European Union could be on the rise

Saskatchewan farmers are looking at improved prospects for canola sales to the European Union.

The EU is phasing out the use of palm oil in biofuel because of concern over the destruction of forests for palm plantations in Asia.

Brian Innes with the Canola Council of Canada says the European Union is also worried about the use of soybean oil from deforested areas of the Amazon.

Canadian canola has a much better environmental reputation and Innes says it’s important that be maintained to ensure ongoing and improving sales to the European Union.

The EU biodiesel and renewable diesel sectors consumed an estimated 6.1 million tonnes of canola/rapeseed in 2020.

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