Well, here we go, another scandal involving a good quality, healthy and expensive food product that is consumed worldwide. This news is scary and really makes you wonder how many other food product and/or supplement companies are doing the old “bait and switch” routine of conning and cheating customers???
Please read the full article below and share with friends and family about this unfortunate scandal…
The Great Extra Virgin Olive Oil SCANDAL
Is your “extra virgin” oil even a “virgin” at all?
Shocking findings of new study—see below.
But here’s the good news—now there are exquisitely flavorful olive oils available in America independently certified to be 100% pure extra virgin. Even better news—as a reader of Easy Health Options, you are entitled to receive a full-size sample bottle free, of “the world’s greatest olive oil”1—straight from the olive harvest, at the peak of flavor, freshness, and nutritional quality.
1. Source: My Healing Kitchen
by Dr. Joe W. Frazer III, MD
Specialist in geriatric medicine; consultant to the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club
Imagine how outraged you’d feel if you found out that the expensive extra virgin olive oil that you’d purchased in your local supermarket, health food store, or gourmet shop was stale … even rancid … or shamelessly adulterated with cheaper oil. That’s what many consumers are feeling after learning the results of a recent independent study at the University of California, Davis.
Scientists at UC Davis went shopping at local supermarkets and brought back 14 of the country’s most popular imported brands to their labs for analysis. Incredibly, they found that 69% of the imported extra virgin olive oils they tested were fake, adulterated, stale, or so subpar that they failed to meet international and USDA standards for being labeled “extra virgin.”
Said Dan Flynn, executive director of the Olive Center at UC Davis, “The oil was often old… possibly adulterated … or it was poorly made. But it wasn’t extra virgin.”
Even more outrageous, this is nothing new.
Olive Oil Fraud “Widespread”
Warns New Yorker Magazine
For years, articles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New Yorker magazine, and other publications have been warning about adulterated olive oils being shipped to America. A National Public Radio report has called olive oil fraud “rampant.”
Here’s the problem…
Because of the many scientifically documented health benefits of extra virgin olive oil, demand for it is soaring the world over. Olive trees have blossomed into money trees, and this has attracted a small army of unscrupulous operators.
In a landmark investigative report called “Slippery Business,” the New Yorker magazine explains, “Olive oil is far more valuable than most other vegetable oils, but is costly and time-consuming to produce—and surprisingly easy to doctor. Adulteration is especially common in Italy, the world’s leading importer, consumer, and exporter of olive oil.”
To boost profits, for example, some producers have been caught adulterating the oil they label as “extra virgin” with much cheaper hazelnut, soy, or sunflower seed oil, among others, as well as mislabeling its country of origin. Click here to read full article….