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The Resource Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil, Tom Mueller

Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil, Tom Mueller

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Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil
Title
Extra virginity
Title remainder
the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil
Statement of responsibility
Tom Mueller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life's necessities, not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today's researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality. But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article in The New Yorker, the author has become the world's expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud, a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present, and a powerful indictment of today's lax protections against fake and even toxic food products in the United States. It is also an account of the artisanal producers, chemical analysts, chefs, and food activists who are defending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name "extra-virgin."
Summary
Exposes corruption in the olive oil industry, from ancient times to the present, and describes the lax rules that permit fake and even toxic foods into the United States
Writing style
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10035409
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mueller, Tom
Dewey number
641
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Olive oil
  • Olive oil industry
  • Olive
  • Olive
  • Food adulteration and inspection
Target audience
adult
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the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil
Label
Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil, Tom Mueller
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Publication
Control code
ocn706023476
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 p., [16] p of plates
Isbn
9780393070217
Lccn
2011041459
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)706023476
Label
Extra virginity : the sublime and scandalous world of olive oil, Tom Mueller
Publication
Control code
ocn706023476
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 p., [16] p of plates
Isbn
9780393070217
Lccn
2011041459
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)706023476

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