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European Journal

Italy: Fighting the Mafia with Mozzarella

Massimo Rocco is a master cheese maker and is up against the mafia. His cooperative produces organic mozzarella on land near Naples that was confiscated from the mafia.

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The cooperative is part of "Libera Terra" - an organization of many small organic agricultural businesses operating on land that once belonged to the mafia. Legal labor, sustainable management and fair wages are the weapons that Massimo and his associates are using in their quest to free southern Italy from the chains of the mafia.