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Report Advises Greek Exporters to Innovate

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 00:09
After an analysis of the American olive oil market, the Greek Embassy in Washington says innovation is the key for Greek olive oil exporters.

Pakistan Plants More Olive Trees

Olive Oil Times - Mon, 19/03/2018 - 23:24
Pakistan's olive plantation campaign continues with the planting of over three million saplings in two provinces.

There’s No Such Thing As the ‘World’s Best Olive Oil’

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 15/03/2018 - 03:01
There are good olive oils, and there are great olive oils. And even the line between ‘good’ and ‘great’ can be fuzzy.

Revolution, Hope and Tunisian Olive Oil

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 13/03/2018 - 02:29
Raouf Ellouze and Karim Fitouri were drawn back to Tunisia at times of political upheaval and change. Now, they want to help Tunisia become known for world-class olive oil.

Consumers in Spain Don’t Appreciate Organic EVOO, Researchers Say

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 13/03/2018 - 00:32
The established position of conventional extra virgin olive oil in Spain leaves little room for its organic version.

Drought Likely to Continue in Parts of Spain

Olive Oil Times - Sat, 10/03/2018 - 01:29
In spite of a wet March, Spain is expected to experience another hot and dry summer, which is increasingly becoming the new normal.

NYIOOC Will Limit Entries to 1,000

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 21:51
With entries quickly approaching one thousand, NYIOOC organizers say they will close registration in a matter of days.

Will the ‘Beast From the East’ Affect Olive Groves?

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 02:24
As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.

Fighting for the Future of Canola With Genetic Engineering

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 06/03/2018 - 01:50
Seed companies are engaging in a high-stakes effort to develop new clubroot-resistant seeds in order to protect Canada's $21 billion canola oil industry.

Monumental Trees of Cyprus Represent Attempt to Create Elite Cultivar

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 02/03/2018 - 06:36
Researchers speculate that early olive growers had grafted native centennial trees with others imported from Greece and Lebanon to selectively breed for desirable traits.

NYIOOC Names Panel Leaders

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 28/02/2018 - 02:45
Brígida Jiménez Herrera from Spain, Olfa Baccouri from Tunisia and Antonio G. Lauro from Italy will lead the 18-member jury in the sixth edition of the world's most prestigious olive oil competition.

Tunisia: Window on a Traditional Olive World

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 28/02/2018 - 01:23
There are scant funds to assist Tunisia's rural farmers' transition to a more efficient, high-quality production. Some locals say that's just fine with them, while others look to a more prosperous future,

Winners and Losers in the Growing American Market for Bulk Imports

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 28/02/2018 - 01:03
Some exporters have been able to take advantage of the growing American demand for bulk olive oil.

Kalamata Olives to be Added to Greek National List of Plant Varieties

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 27/02/2018 - 05:43
Officials in Greece want to commercialize the Kalamata name to enhance trade prospects.

Blockchain Technology Coming to Olive Oil, Someday

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 27/02/2018 - 02:49
As the bottle moves through the supply chain it can be tracked. When it changes hands from wholesaler to retailer to consumer, each step is noted with another transaction on the blockchain.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Makes You Happy

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 27/02/2018 - 01:28
Listening to the stories of those who have joined the growing ranks of high-quality producers, I realized that achievement of their objectives often corresponds to a self-realization.

Quality EVOO Production at the Heart of Italy’s Social Farming

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 01:37
The Italian Social Farming system has become a model for the other countries.

Greek Olive Variety Makri Awaiting EU PDO Status

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 22/02/2018 - 01:16
Makri is an indigenous Greek olive variety cultivated in Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece close to the border with Turkey, a region located in the western part of the geographical and historical region known as Thrace.

World Olive Oil Exhibition Focuses on Doing Business in the U.S.

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 07:16
A theme of the two-day event in Madrid will be how to do business in the United States, the world’s top olive oil importer.

Tunisia Seeks Renewal Through the Olive Tree

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 03:35
Seven years after a sweeping revolution in 2011 ended a decades-long dictatorship, production of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil has become a symbol of renewal and rallying call.