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Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Fri, 18/10/2019 - 05:55
Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.

Chile’s First Olive Oil Guide Launched in Santiago

Fri, 18/10/2019 - 02:00
Guía Oliva 2019 reviews and rates extra virgin and flavored olive oils that are sold in Chile.

The World’s Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking

Fri, 18/10/2019 - 00:10
The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.

As Harvest Begins, Croatian Producers Anticipate High Quality, If Not Quantity

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 23:54
While production figures are expected to decrease for the fourth consecutive year, quality is anticipated to be as high as ever.

Importers Ask for Tariff Exemption for Goods Shipped Before October

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 03:16
The NAOOA and 80 other trade organizations argue that tariffs applied to goods shipped from Europe prior to October would only hurt American importers and consumers.

Combining CBD and Olive Oil May Help Soothe Some Ailments

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 01:01
Cannabidiol, a chemical found in marijuana, is being used to treat a number of different ailments, from epilepsy to inflammation. Combining CBD with olive oil may improve its effectiveness.

Europe Releases List of Priority Plant Pests

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 23:32
The E.C. has released its priority plant pests list ahead of the Plant Health Law that comes into effect on December 14.

European Commission Will Allow Self-Storage

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 04:14
The announcement comes as low prices continue to cause hardship for olive growers and oil producers.

Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Help Beat Depression

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 01:10
The study is part of a growing body of research that demonstrates how healthy eating plans have a positive impact on mental health.

Montenegro Victorious at 3rd Olive Picking Championship

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 01:05
Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.

Tens of Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Madrid

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 09:50
Protestors called on the Spanish government and European Union to change how the industry is regulated, help producers cope with low prices and protect Spanish olive oil from U.S. tariffs.

Spain Reacts to U.S. Tariff on Olive Oil

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 23:06
The announcement of the U.S. tariffs comes as protestors head to Madrid to demand action on low olive oil prices. Government officials fear Andalusia, one of Spain's poorest regions, will be hit the hardest by the tariffs.

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 01:30
The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 00:18
A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Tom Mueller’s New Book Delves Into the World of Whistleblowers

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 02:22
As whistleblowers dominate headlines in the United States, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud shines a light on the history of whistleblowing and people who do it.

Germany Announces Introduction of Controversial Food Labeling System

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 01:40
Despite their initial opposition to Nutriscore, Germany's Julia Klöckner last week gave the green light for the controversial food labeling system.

Olive Harvest Underway in Italy

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 22:51
Some producers are already at work, while many others are getting ready for a new olive oil campaign committed to the highest standards of quality.

Spanish Olive Oil on Final List of Retaliatory Tariffs on E.U. Goods

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 23:41
Along with some Spanish olive oils, certain types of table olives from both France and Spain will also face a 25-percent tariff on U.S. imports. Olive oils from Italy, Portugal and Greece will be unaffected.

U.S. Can Impose $7.5 Billion of Tariffs on European Goods, WTO Says

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 00:52
Officials in the United States have yet to decide which goods will be subject to the tariffs. Olive oil and table olives were both included in preliminary lists.

Olive Oil Commission of California Funds Research

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 23:11
The OOCC's research projects for the new fiscal year will give the state's producers insight into the control of olive knot and olive anthracnose.

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