Apparently, even 70% of olive oil sold in the U.S. stores is fake, as they have been cut with cheaper, inferior oils like canola and sunflower oil!
Namely, one of the products we regard as healthiest and a remedy for longevity has been corrupted. It has been found that seven of the U.S. largest olive oil manufacturers have been cutting their products with cheaper oils with the goal to reduce the cost of production.
This is similar to the 2008 practice in Italy when over 400 police officers took part in a major crackdown known as “Operation Golden Oil.”
This caused the seizure of 85 oil farms that added certain percentages of chlorophyll to sunflower and canola oil and sold it on as extra virgin olive oil.
This oil was then mixed, colored, perfumes, and flavored. These facts made the Australian government open an investigation of their own olive oil market, and the findings were devastating indeed.