Back in the day, the mafia ran illegitimate businesses -- gambling, drugs, booze -- or squeezed people on everyday functions, like trash removal. They still do, surely. But now you can thank the mob for illegitimizing your favorite foods -- namely olive oil, wine, and mozzarella cheese -- by selling you counterfeit trash.
On Sunday, "60 Minutes" aired an investigation detailing the new, nefarious food business of the Italian mafia, which brings in an estimated $16 billion per year. Case in point: in December, authorities confiscated 7,000 tons of counterfeit olive oil set for export.