Industrial Olive Oil: Buy, Consume and Die of Cancer.
The food industry is our inevitable companion throughout our life.
The industry is creating new products, improving technology and very successfully brainwashing us.
Actually, the last is not necessary, because, as it turns out, we don't use our brain when deciding what to fill our stomach with.
That’s why we enjoy a mixture of fried sugar, phosphoric acid, corn syrup, caffeine and glycerin.
The industry is developing rapidly so we get more and more affordable food and no longer die of hunger.
Now we are dying of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease by consuming sugar, gluten, transgenic fats (including olive oils obtained by heating), solvents, artificial flavours, colours and other rubbish.
“Front-end loaders dump the pomace into a large hopper, from which it moves into a steel tube heated by the furnaces, that rotates slowly until most of the moisture in the pomace has evaporated. The dried pomace is transferred into tall silos and drenched with hexane, an industrial solvent. After the residual oil dissolves into the hexane, leaving the pomace, a blast of steam as loud as a cannon-shot drives the mixture of solvent and oil into a separate tank, where it’s heated to evaporate off the hexane. What’s left is a dense, black liquid known as crude pomace oil…
… Before this oil can be sold as food, it’s piped into a refinery in an adjoining building for desolventization, deacidification, deodorization, degumming, and other chemical processes. The resulting clear, odorless, tasteless fat is blended with a small quantity of extra virgin olive oil to give it flavor, and is sold as “olive pomace oil.”
This substance is a poor cousin to extra virgin olive oil, with a dubious past. From time to time, Italian and EU health inspectors have detected toxins, mineral oil, and carcinogenic material in pomace oil; there have been Europe - wide health alerts for contaminated pomace oil, leading to product recalls and confiscations.”The book was published in 2011.
Has something changed? Yes, it’s even worse now.