Olive-farmersRob Heidrick

Foodfellas: Organized Crime Takes Root in Italy’s Agriculture Sector

The global olive oil market is being flooded with counterfeit products distributed by organized crime groups, which now control as much as one-third of Italy’s agricultural sector. The mafia reaped about $17.5 billion from farming-related business in 2014, a 10% increase from the previous year, according to the Financial Times. Italy’s …

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