Olive Oil Rip-off
Posted: 2015-01-28. Categories: Food

It seems these days you have to be an expert at everything.  It really makes me wonder how women who work full-time manage to keep on top of everything.

New olive oil, just pressed. It has a dense co...

New olive oil, just pressed.

Today, I read yet another article on how consumers are getting ripped off when purchasing Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You’ve got to be kidding me.  Olive Oil? Why?  One olive oil fraud investigator told Muller: “Profits were comparable to cocaine trafficking, with none of the risks.”

The Olive Oil Mafia: Has Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lost its Virginity?

Do you know that your extra virgin olive oil is probably fake, thanks to the Mob? Did you know that the Mafia is making a small fortune selling fake olive oil or that olive oil is a $1.5 billion dollar industry in the United States alone? In fact, olive oil is currently Europe’s most adulterated agricultural product!

According to Tom Mueller, an investigative journalist who wrote an eye–opening expose on fake olive oil entitled Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, 70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated — cut with cheaper oils.

It’s hard to know where to turn to for advice. Harder still to keep up with everything. That’s why I’ve created a Facebook page just for those of us who are too busy to look all this stuff up, but still want your family to be healthy. You will find a little bit of everything, especially issues relating to our health and food issues. Join here… Organic (Non-GMO) & Health

As for Olive Oil? One suggestion was to switch to another kind of oil to avoid getting ripped off. Oil Change: Healthy Cooking Substitutes for Olive Oil

I think the health benefits of olive oil are worth it, and quite frankly I don’t want to switch. This link provided more information on where and what to buy to be sure you were getting real Olive Oil. Tom’s Supermarket Picks: quality oils at good prices.

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