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Brussels Will Work With Spanish Cooperatives on Self-Regulation

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 18/07/2019 - 01:55
Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.

Italian Producers Could Lose $200M if U.S. Tariffs Approved, Trade Group Warns

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 22:18
The Italian olive oil association warns that olive oil prices could double as a result of the tariffs, which have the potential to cut Italian oil exports to the U.S. by 50 percent.

Use of Dimethoate to be Banned in EU

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 00:38
The European Commission will not renew an earlier approval of the active substance dimethoate.

Spain Sees Largest Olive Oil Consumption Increase in Nearly a Decade

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 00:34
Olive oil consumption in Spain rose by more than three percent, the biggest increase since 2011. Falling prices and better education about extra virgin olive oil's health benefits are attributed to the increase.

Quality and Tradition at Valpaços

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 16/07/2019 - 00:13
The Cooperativa de Olivicultores de Valpacos, one of the most renowned Portuguese producers, has over 2,200 associates from the town of Valpaços and neighboring Mirandela.

Chilean Guidebook Seeks to Promote Local Producers and Consumption

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 04:51
Guía Oliva 2019 will rate and describe extra virgin olive oils sold in Chile. The authors intend to educate consumers about what is going on in the Chilean olive oil world.

Xylella Fastidiosa Appears in Israel

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 04:31
The notorious crop-waisting scourge, Xylella fastidiosa appears in Israel, but it’s not yet time to panic.

Thousands Protest Low Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 02:57
Riot police escorted demonstrators toward Andalusia's seat of government as angry olive growers and oil producers aired their grievances about low prices and a perceived lack of government interest.

Reimagining Olive Oil for Millennials

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 23:16
Olive oil has been used for generations, but two brands are interpreting the food for young buyers looking to purchase simple, honest products in and out of the kitchen.

Sonar Seen As a New Method for Detecting Fraudulent Olive Oil

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 23:09
Sonar isn't just for finding submarines or mapping the ocean floor, it can now tell us about the purity of our olive oil.

Olive Oil Producers in Argentina Hope to Follow Malbec’s Lead

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 04:53
Improving quality is the best way to improve Argentina's international standing, said small and large-scale producers in a documentary video produced by Olive Oil Times that debuted today.

Sommelier Program Heads to San Francisco

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 01:30
The Olive Oil Times Education Lab's Sommelier Certification Program will convene within the San Francisco Art Institute in the city’s Marina District.

ASAJA Jaén Calls on Local Governments to Waive Property Taxes for Olive Growers

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 02:10
The agricultural organization argues that town and local governments int he province have waived taxes in year's with bad droughts, when olive crops were low, and should do so again this year in order to protect local farmers from low prices.

New Studies Link Ultra-Processed Food With Premature Death

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 01:45
Two independent studies in France and Spain have found that people who consume a lot of ultra-processed foods are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death.

Olive Council, Europe Collaborate on Limiting Contaminants in Olive Oil

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 09/07/2019 - 01:44
The IOC has told the EU the threshold for safely being able to consume the chemical 3-MCPD, which is found in refined vegetable oils.

Ali Gürbüz Wins 658th Kirkpinar Before Record-Breaking Crowds

Olive Oil Times - Mon, 08/07/2019 - 02:47
The two-time former champion defeated Orhan Okulu, last year's winner, to claim the honor of head wrestler at Kırkpınar. This is Gürbüz's first title since his disqualification in the 2013 semi-final.

First Estimates for 2019/2020 World Olive Oil Production Released in Spain

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 04/07/2019 - 02:20
Spanish crop will likely drop, but better yields are expected in Italy and Greece as well as an increase in the global overall production.

Ghedira Re-elected Executive Director of IOC

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 02/07/2019 - 00:22
Several incumbents retained their positions at the top of the International Olive Council hierarchy, but not without controversy as Italy again missed out on a leadership role and Israel's representative was unable to vote.

Italian Producers Explain What It Takes to Succeed in a Tough Campaign

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 26/06/2019 - 07:41
Harvesting at the right time, proper stewardship of the land, attention to details, teamwork, perseverance, and passion were all listed by award-winning Italian producers as the reasons for their success.

CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Rise for Seventh Consecutive Year

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 23:54
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached nearly 415 parts per million, representing the highest seasonal peak ever recorded, as well as the second largest annual increase in 60 years.