How The Adulteration Of “Italian” Olive Oil Actually Hurts Corrupt Producers – Consumerist

Français : Huile d'olive & vinaigre balsamique.

Is your olive oil, olive oil?

That a lot of Italian olive oil doesn’t even use olives from Italy. And when those olives get picked in Spain, Morocco and Tunisia they’re cleaned, crushed and processed before getting shipped to Italian refineries.But the non-Italyness doesn’t stop there: At the same port where the olives are shipped to, other shipments of soybean oil and various cheaper oils are smuggled in.Those oils are then cut into the more expensive olive oil at the refinery, along with ingredients to make it look and taste like real olive oil.

via How The Adulteration Of “Italian” Olive Oil Actually Hurts Corrupt Producers – Consumerist.

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