01.18.2013 11:49

The Shandong Oilman

Far away from the sun-splashed fields of soybeans, corn or olives, how one man produced tons of oil destined for tabletops sourced from sewers
By staff reporter Xie Haitao
 
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(Beijing) -- It's oil with an extra something, but there's nothing virgin-like about it. Pumped from sewers outside of restaurants, or pressed from trash, the oil is born from waste holes both human and mechanical.

Known as "gutter oil" in China, it's commonly used at greasy spoon restaurants and canteens, many of which purchased the cheap oil processed by businessmen like Liu Liguo.

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