Canola oil and splenda are both perfectly healthy for people who have diet control. This is based on peer reviewed public researchers done by qualified scientists at leading academic institutions. GMOs are actually good for the environment because herbicide resistant crops allow for reduced herbicide usage on canola. Also we are not eating the GMO part because that is protein and to make a good oil it is gleaned of all DNA. The only problem here might be with large companies owning the seed technology and the splenda, but it is the lack of government regulation that leads to the success of these companies. By the way - excellent recipe and versatile in terms of types of spices to use.