About 69 percent of U.S.-sold olive oil adulterated

The New York Times published a fantastic slideshow detailing how the product is, more or less, bullshit. A splendidly revealing tl;dr: Italy is the world's largest importer of olive oil.

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  1. So the big question... Which major brands do you guys trust? I personally do not consume enough olive oil to really get too worked up about getting the finest organic, one olive lovingly pressed at a time artisanal olive oil. Just something that tastes good, and is actually what it says it is.

    So far I like Ybarra

  2. Ancient history. If you read Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, which was written more than 100 years ago, you will find a chapter where he recounted a discussion between two travelers who were talking about EXACTLY this same fraud going on back before the 20th century. Nothing has changed except the technology. And if you don't read Life on the Mississippi, shame on you. It's a great, amusing, instructive book by America's greatest-ever author.

  3. Spanish wine is better, too.

  4. Olive Oyl? ADULTERATED??

    That's all I can stands, I can't stand's no more!

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