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This review is from: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil (Kindle Edition)
Extra Virginity reveals a glimpse into the hidden world of olive oil, which has been widely unseen until now. Tom's hard-hitting report presents vivid narratives of both honor and fraud within the olive oil industry and brings the explicit truth to much-needed light.
This corruption, unexamined for far too long, is very real. Working in the corporate olive oil industry, we perpetually come up against the lack of understanding and concern for truly how much adulterated olive oil is on the market today. It's disturbing how many well known food companies and olive oil suppliers are not being held responsible for their deliberate label misrepresentations, and as a result, consumers are being taken advantage of.
Tom Mueller's insightful history finally brings this prolific issue of adulteration into view for all to see. Echoing the comments by Bill Buford, this book is "ridiculously overdue" and is regarded with the utmost respect and value.
Nathan J. Ver Burg, Centra Foods