I have to correct myself in that I thought canola was another way of saying rapeseed (to which the 5% law applies). I just checked. Here we don't even have canola, never seen it, yet I still don't like the fact that it's very refined, generates trans acids especially when frying.
And that GRAS issue, as there is no proof of it, neither there is a proof to its contrary, while I can see it as a very likely event, given the huge economic factors involved.
Anyways, not in the right country here to go preaching about foreign governative illecit activities