What's Extra Virgin? An Economic Assessment
Gustafson, Christopher R., and Travis J. Lybbert
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.
olive oil, quality, grading, California law
Gustafson, Christopher R., and Travis J. Lybbert. 2009. "What's Extra Virgin? An Economic Assessment." ARE Update 12(3): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.