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Photos of the Day: Greek Olive Oil Makers Feel Squeeze of Efficiency Drive

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:00am

In this picture taken on, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, olive oil exporter Vasilis Tsaousis fills a bottle from a vat containing extra virgin olive oil, at his storage site near Pyrgos in southern Greece. Plans to extend a brutal efficiency drive to olive oil production in Greece have been met with anger and disbelief. If proposals from a government funded study are adopted, olive oil blended with cheaper vegetable oils will soon go on sale as part of an effort to modernize Greece's economy, which was rescued from near bankruptcy four years ago. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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In this picture taken on, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, olive mill worker Sakis Vasilopoulos fills a can of olive oil at his family business in Velanidi village, 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Athens. Plans to extend a brutal efficiency drive to olive oil production have been met with anger and disbelief. If proposals from a government funded study are adopted, olive oil blended with cheaper vegetable oils will soon go on sale as part of an effort to modernize Greece's economy, which was rescued from near bankruptcy four years ago. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 photo, Konstantinos Vasilopoulos operates a machine that washes olives at his family-owned olive oil business in Velanidi village, 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Athens. Plans to extend a brutal efficiency drive to olive oil production in Greece have been met with anger and disbelief. If proposals from a government funded study are adopted, olive oil blended with cheaper vegetable oils will soon go on sale as part of an effort to modernize Greece's economy, which was rescued from near bankruptcy four years ago. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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