Oh, My Virgin Bottles!

I am intrigued and horrified to learn that the Italian Ministry of Health has its own Military Police.

The New Yorker has a great investigation of Italian olive oil forgery, with some fine background about olive oil production.

With all the distrust I have for the government, media and the good intentions of my next-door neighbors, why do I have to start questioning my precious, fruity extra-virgin? There is something to be said for relying solely on the "boca bella" mentioned by biodiesel and olive oil magnate Leonardo Marseglia in the article, but, then again, he may be one of the bad guys.

What's next? Am I gonna have to start avoiding farmed fish and dog food?

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