Food and wine

The truth about olive oil

Over the holidays, I was catching up on some of my favourite podcasts, and I found this one about olive oil from Planet Money (produced by NPR in America).

In summary:

The Italians buy Greek olive oil in bulk. They put it in Italian bottles. They slap on Italian labels, and they sell it for far more money than the Greeks make selling it in bulk. You’ve probably tasted Greek olive oil. You just didn’t know it. Greece never invested in the big processing and bottling and storage facilities you need to be a world competitor in olive oil.ROBERT SMITH

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