They grow canola around here, too. Acres of golden yellow fields. Canola has an interesting history. Rapeseed is the wild version which was used a a lubricant for machines -- the high levels of eurcic acid made it unsafe to eat in any quantity. The eurcic acid was bred out of rapeseed by a Canadian researcher, and it became Canola - from Canada and oil.n the summer many fields in the UK are turned bright yellow with the flowers.