U.S. farmers: Foreign olive oil lower quality

One congressman farmer has gone so far as suggesting labels on imported oil say “extra rancid” rather than “extra virgin”
Associated Press
Feb 20, 2014

It’s a pressing matter for the tiny U.S. olive oil industry: American shoppers more often are going for European imports, which are cheaper and viewed as more authentic.

And that’s pitting U.S. producers against importers of the European oil.

The tiny California olive industry said European olive oil filling U.S. shelves often is mislabeled and lower-grade oil, and they’re pushing the federal government to give more scrutiny to imported varieties. One congressmanfarmer has gone so far as suggesting labels on imported oil say “extra rancid” rather than “extra virgin”

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KURTje

GMO's are not permitted in many European countries. For good reasons. Most "production food" in American is high in fructose, salt, & other things.

Trigger from Erie

Huh?

KURTje

Just like autos America gets its food from all over the world.

Darwin's choice

So, a "congressmanfarmer" is using his political position to give himself free advertising! And will probably get a government subsidy for being a minority. Maybe a couple of those Italian Olive Oil Importers will pay him a visit......