What's Extra Virgin? An Economic Assessment

Gustafson, Christopher R., and Travis J. Lybbert

from ARE Update Vol. 12, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2009

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Abstract

Quality standards for olive oil have long lacked legal backing in the United States, exposing olive oil quality premia to mislabeling and exploitation. A new California law adopts international olive oil grades. This paper examines the likely effects of the legislation on the burgeoning Californian industry and market.

Keywords

olive oil, quality, grading, California law

Citation

Gustafson, Christopher R., and Travis J. Lybbert. "What's Extra Virgin? An Economic Assessment." ARE Update 12(3)(2009):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2009/12/3/whats-extra-virgin-an-eco/