How to Avoid Mafia-Tainted Olive Oil
As reported on 60 Minutes: Beware! The Mafia Has Tainted up to 80% of All Supermarket Olive Oils in the US.
Which Oils Are Safe—and Where to Find Them—if You Want 100% Pure, Delicious, Harvest-Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Did you happen to see the recent exposé on 60 Minutes about how the Mafia has infiltrated the food industry “from farm to fork,” especially the olive oil business?
All I can say is, if you enjoy olive oil for its flavor and many health benefits, I urge you to sit down, take a deep breath, and read this message immediately. And then take corrective action, as I did.
Counterfeit Oils Are Rampant and Contain Foreign Chemicals, Solvents, and Other Potentially Harmful Ingredients
As I’ve warned for years, independent researchers, including the University of California, Davis, have found that up to 75% to 80% of the olive oils labeled “extra virgin” (highest quality) sold in US stores are actually fake, counterfeit, subpar, rancid, or even tainted. This includes many famous brands.
And now, thanks to an explosive investigation recently aired on the CBS 60 Minutes show, we know why.
The sinister force behind the counterfeit olive oil flooding US stores turns out to be the Mafia. Wielding an international reach, the Mob has infiltrated the olive oil industry from top to bottom. Their scam is so massive and widespread—and thus so hard to stop—because the counterfeiting of olive oil yields the mobsters even higher profit margins than cocaine smuggling, with few of the risks.
Thanks to the health benefits and soaring popularity of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil sales are booming, and the Mob has moved in. They package their fake olive oils in fancy bottles and cans that look perfectly authentic. And getting these fakes onto supermarket shelves across America is surprisingly easy. That’s because America’s relatively few food inspectors are vastly overmatched by the sheer magnitude of the scam. Most discouraging of all—and the real reason why the fraud won’t stop anytime soon—is that the perpetrators are secretive overseas criminal organizations far beyond the reach of US regulators.
And 60 Minutes is by no means the only media organization sounding the alarm.
NBC News confirms that “fake olive oil is rampant.”
“American grocery stores are awash in cheap, fake ‘extra virgins,’” echoes The Wall Street Journal.
Forbes magazine warns: “Here’s the hard truth: the olive oil in your pantry, the one you bought for its health benefits and for some sliver of the seductive Mediterranean lifestyle, is most likely a scam.”
Worst of all, scores of these fakes contain added chemicals, inedible ingredients, even disgusting industrial solvents used in the counterfeiting process. Some can pose real danger. For example, many of the scammers dilute real olive oil with much cheaper nut oils, then disguise the taste with chemicals. So if you, a family member, or a guest have a nut allergy and unknowingly consume such cheap nut oil, the harm could be serious.
This Scam Is Especially Outrageous Because…
…authentic extra virgin olive oil—the real stuff—is so healthy for you! Studies have shown that genuine extra-virgin olive oil lowers “bad” cholesterol and cuts your risk of heart disease and stroke. It can help protect you against cancer, especially cancer of the breast, prostate, and colon. It’s a godsend for arthritis sufferers because it can reduce inflammation and ease joint pain without side effects.
It has also been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of diabetes, and may even help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. If you want to avoid osteoporosis, it’s outstanding because it enables the calcium in your food to be better absorbed into your bones. Finally, it’s loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, which help regulate your immune system and aid it in protecting your body against disease.
The Easiest Way I Know to Avoid Mafia-Tainted Olive Oils
As the experts in the 60 Minutes exposé recommend, you can avoid Mafia-tainted olive oils by doing your homework online. Located around the world are quite a few good and honorable farmers who bypass the Mafia’s counterfeiting factories and instead sell their olive oils directly to consumers.
But if you’d just as soon save yourself the time and hassle of researching hundreds of online olive oil producers, most of whom claim to be “the best,” allow me to make a suggestion.
Check out the link below. It’s a small company called the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club. They specialize in bringing direct to your door the best artisanal olive oils from award-winning family farms all around the world. And they do it right at harvest time, when the olive oils are at their peak of flavor and nutritional value.
Most important, every olive oil they import is independently lab certified to be 100% pure extra virgin. These are nothing less than the purest, freshest, highest-rated award-winning olive oils available in America and are out-of-this-world delicious.
Once I tried these olive oils, I fell madly in love with them, as did my family. They are now the only extra virgin olive oils that we trust to put in our bodies and serve our friends, relatives, and guests. I recommend them to everyone.
I’ve found the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club to be one of the true “good guy” companies in the olive oil world.
How good are they? Listen to this…
Windfall for my readers: 240 free sample bottles (retail-size), fresh from the harvest. First come, first served.
Every now and then (right around olive harvest time), the Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club conducts a generous free-sample marketing campaign. For a limited time, they actually give away—to readers of a select few publications—free retail-size bottles of one of the world’s top-rated, independently-lab-certified-
These folks are so proud of their harvest-fresh, family-farm olive oils that they’re inviting you to try their unique Club and taste their oil for yourself, cost free and risk free, with no obligation to buy anything now or ever.
I asked the Club if my readers could be included in this free-sample giveaway program. They checked out my website and said yes.
So, as part of this free-sample marketing campaign, you can receive a free retail-size bottle ($39 retail price) of one of the world’s best EVOOs, direct from an award-winning family farm. It’s independently certified by lab analysis to be 100% pure. It’s also fresh from the latest harvest and bursting with so much flavor, it’s like no other oil you’ve ever tasted. It takes your salads, veggies, grilled meats, fish, and more to whole new levels of flavor.
The retail-size sample bottle is yours free as a no-risk, “no-strings” introduction to the Club. It’s a really fair deal because, unlike many other clubs, you’re never obligated to buy anything, now or ever. Even the shipping and handling costs to your front door have been waived for this free-sample giveaway campaign.
However, because of customs regulations, this free sample bottle is available only to my readers who live in the US. If that includes you, you’re in luck.
Free $39 bottle giveaway ends Friday, August 26
If you’d like to try this unique Club and receive one of their free bottles, I suggest that you act now, for two reasons:
First, the Club has reserved a strictly limited number—240 free bottles (20 cases)—to share with my readers. Problem is, I’ve got tens of thousands of readers, so these 240 free bottles should go very fast, and it’s first come, first served. Also, their generous offer expires Friday, August 26, which will be here before we know it.
Finally, whether or not you plan to remain a member in the Club, I encourage you to try one of their free-sample bottles. There’s no obligation to buy anything, ever. And it’s an excellent opportunity, perhaps the first in your life, to experience how delicious harvest-fresh extra virgin olive oil tastes. It makes all other olive oils taste woefully stale by comparison.
And, since the purity of the Club’s oil is independently lab certified, you won’t have to worry about serving your family or guests an inferior or counterfeit, Mafia-tainted, potentially harmful olive oil, so many of which are lurking behind fancy labels and even well-known brand names in your local store.
> Click here to claim your free $39 bottle of one of the world’s most flavorful, independently lab certified, pure extra virgin olive oils from an award-winning small farm.