Breaking Our Dependence on Foreign Olive OilJune 11, 2013 - Macon Magazine
Take a look at that favored bottle of olive oil sitting on your kitchen counter. Chances are it’s labeled ‘Extra Virgin’ and the country of origin is listed either as Italy, Spain, Greece, or maybe even Australia. If you’re one of the select few who buy domestic, its label more than likely says California.
Ninety-nine percent of the olive oil consumed in the United States is imported, and most of the remaining 1 percent is from West Coast producers. But a small cadre of Georgia farmers wants to change our growing dependence on foreign olive oil.read more