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  •  The situation with olive oil has been going on for (2+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, Mortifyd

    many years.

    Part of the problem is that the 'Standard American Diet' tastes like processed crap (salty, fatty, sweet). This has been the case for about a generation now. Many people never eat fresh food at all, nevermind being a stickler for good olive oil, and therefore can't recognize good oil from bad.

    From the market perspective, this means that the quality of the oil doesn't matter because people eat whatever oil they buy and have no complaint. They will make their buying decision based on factors other than taste and quality, like price or brand loyalty.

    You can't get away with that in Europe. They still know what real food tastes like over there.

    From a public health perspective, we all lose, since there's no mechanism in the marketplace to make sure we get the beneficial properties associated with fresh olive oil.

    Women do 2/3 of the world's work, receive 10% of the world's income and own 1% of the means of production.

    by LibrErica on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 10:33:57 AM PDT

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