law and politics

Slippery Business

In the most recent New Yorker, Tom Mueller discusses the greasy business that has become the olive oil trade. Apparently, olive oil “fraud” is rampant, and tons of so-called “extra vergine” is made from “illegal importations of seed oil and cheap olive oil from outside the E.U.”

As the publication will likely archive this piece in the near future, I’m posting the full text after the jump. By the way, I wouldn’t have even come across this article had it not been for my coveted New Yorker subscription. I urge you to get one, too.Read More »Slippery Business