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#11 andr99

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:43 PM

 

 

we have a chain of controls for what ends up on our table to be eaten that is very effective.

The US has something similar called the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).  If I recall correctly it was established around the 1900's because of all the tainted meat being peddled.  However FDA it not perfect as people cheat.  We had a company called King Groceries (a large chain) which was taking bad meat and using bleach to try and extend its life or at least visual appearance to the consumer -- around the 1990s as I recall.  They eventually got caught.

If my readings are correct Italy itself has a big problem with the mafia tampering with Virgin Olive oil so who knows what's in a bottle?. 

 

While I agree China could do a lot more, so could the US on a lot of things.   My understanding Europe is proactive in that someone has to prove a claim (ie. the item works) prior to it being sold to the public.  Not in the US.  They let people peddle most anything (diet pills and supplements for example), but rely on the legal system to deal with it.  So if harm is done, one can only get satisfaction AFTER they've been harmed, instead of Not being harmed in the first place.  The primary objective for this seems to be to keep people employed so those in power remain in power.

 

 

well, you know......if tomorrow morning the south of italy and its mafias were annexed to another country, the majority of people in the North would dance in the streets for the next three days for how sad they would be. That said, what reaches the supermarket here is super controlled. If someone tries something illegal, he doesn' t go very far. On the food italy is serious, because consumers don' t forgive. It's in the interest of food companies to be serious on their internal controls because if external state controls find something wrong, the media will shout so loud that those companies will sell nothing for one hundred years. Then if some artisanal company in the south mixes italian olives with greek olives to make oil, what counts more is that the olives are not chemically treated more than how much our laws permit. And controls will find any chemical part above permitted limits. You have to consider that great companies producing olive oil are located in Tuscany which is central italy, so the problem of mixtures is marginal. At the supermarket I buy original olive oil from Lake Garda which is 100% made with local olives. Lake Garda is a strange thing. It was created by a glacier that retreated at the end of the last glacial era. The lake is located at a height which corresponds to Southern Canada, but close to it the trees of olives, survive. In twenty minutes by car you reach the mountains around and there you find the trees of Northern Europe, which you find also in the plain just South of the Lake. In other words the Lake provides a micro climate which permits the cultivation of olives which at this latitude would be unthinkable if it wasn' t for the Lake   


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#12 dwnowhere1

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 12:56 PM

 

original olive oil from Lake Garda

Good to know.  Will look for it the next time I go shopping.

Sadly, never been to your country, but understand both the Italians and French really focus on their food.

For the most part in the US it is more about quantity than quality (dining experience).

Not to say we don't have some great restaurants with great chefs, but IMHO peoples focus most of the time is:  get in, eat, get out.

Enjoyed the exchange.

Have a nice day, and stay safe.



#13 andr99

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:06 AM

Andre what do you speak about ?

 

Italy has ALWAYS gotten Plagues from China going back 1000 years

 

you location is why you became rich - its also why you suffer

 

here is the history for you to read :

 

https://italicsmag.c...s-relationship/

 

'' the toxic Padan area ''.......The toxic Padan area is so toxic that 1) it substains economically the rest of italy which is why the roman state mafia doesn' t want to let it go away from italy 2) its inhabitants reach on average an age, thanks to pollution probably....lol,  that is among the longest in the world, second only to Japan I think and maybe another country. Secondly in today's world the trades from Asia can easily reach Europe even if italy didn' t exist on a geographic map. Getting back to the roman empire or the middle ages to give a reason why we have been hit first and so heavily is a non sense. Cheif said it right probably......the Chinese community working in the textile sector in Lombardy. That's the reason why. It could have happened everywhere in Europe where large Chinese communities are placed. And it was completely useless to forbid direct flights from China as our government did, because the Chinese followed a different route to reach italy.....the Balkans, probably. It's easy to arrive in Slovenia from China and taking a bus to Milan. In three or four hours you are there.   


Edited by andr99, 24 June 2020 - 03:08 AM.

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#14 andr99

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:31 AM

and to say it all........covid was already in Lombardy in December, research says. They say fragments of covid have been found in waters dating back to December, well before the infection exploded here. It's reasonable and it's a heavy fault on the shoulders of the Chinese government which has intentionally hidden to the rest of the world the spread of this infection while it was in its first stages.....had they said something we would have set up restrictions and controls two months before 


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