Extra Virgin Oil Corruption
Are you aware that the olive oil you’ve been purchasing at your local market may quite likely be an impostor?
Even if the label says “Extra Virgin”, you may be the victim of fraud.
Olive oil is known for its many health benefits.
But let the buyer beware… it may not always be as beneficial as you might think.
The potential for gaining high profit continues to drive producers to push their inferior, even phony substitutes.
With an increase in demand, health conscious consumers are being conned into paying higher prices for what is labeled as “pure”, “extra virgin” and “high-quality”.
After lengthy investigation and research, one author uncovered the dark side of this international racket.
“Olive oil is far more valuable than most other vegetable oils, but it is costly and time-consuming to produce—and surprisingly easy to doctor.”
“Olive oil has historically been one of the most frequently adulterated products in the European Union, whose profits, one E.U. anti-fraud investigator told me, have at times been “comparable to cocaine trafficking, with none of the risks.” In America, olive-oil adulteration, sometimes with cut-rate soybean and seed oils, is widespread, but olive oil is not tested for by the F.D.A.—F.D.A. officials tell me their resources are far too limited, and the list of responsibilities far too long, to police the olive-oil trade.”
“New methods of chemical refinement, commonly known as “deodorization,” allow unscrupulous producers to remove sensory defects and sell their sub-par oils, illegally, as extra-virgin.” [click here to read full article]
Don’t be fooled… this dirty trick is happening right under your nose. Watch this video to find out how you can tell whether the olive oil you’re tasting is the real deal.