Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Menely really articulates the many deeper meanings behind the production, consumption, and circulation of olive oil. This particular reading does focus on a specific group of olive oil producers but I thought it was interesting to read how this product has become the major stressor of a culture. For instance, the Palestinian market has accepted the fact that, in order to profit, they must endure the many struggles of exporting and transporting their olive oil to different regions. Blood, sweat, and tears never seemed to cross my mind when thinking of the production of olive oil. Menely shed light on this cultures struggles to produce a high end product.

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