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Olive-oil fraud was already common in antiquity. Galen tells of unscrupulous oil merchants who mixed high-quality olive oil with cheaper substances like lard, and Apicius provides a recipe for turning cheap Spanish oil into prized oil from Istria using minced herbs and roots.
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The further I delve into this slippery world of olive oil the more complicated it gets. I can see that this is going to become a lifelong learning topic. 1,156 more words
Following on from the last post on fake olive oils … if it’s left you wondering ‘where to from here?’ … this article from a bebrainfit.com addresses buying tips and detecting the fake: 128 more words
The aftermath of extreme weather is slowing the start of spring planting for Illinois farmers.
Just 5% of the state’s corn crop is in the ground. 286 more words