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University Study Finds Fake Extra-Virgin Olive Oils Are Flooding Grocery Store Shelves 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.

Who knew? It’s probable that many Americans who have been buying olive-oil labeled extra-virgin for decades have never tasted the real thing! See more…


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