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FDA Allows Cardiovascular Health on Olive Oil Labels

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 06:06
A new 'qualified health claim' allows bottlers to say that their product improves heart health if consumed instead of animal-based fats.

Complex Harvest Challenges Italian Farmers

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 04:45
The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market released the first figures on the current harvest in Italy.

Global Olive Oil Production to Dip in 2018/19

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 04:14
Argentina, Italy and Greece experienced some of the largest decreases, while Spain and Morocco enjoyed solid production increases.

‘Crafted in California’ Makes its Debut

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 00:41
Prompted by the scarcity and cost of local fruit, California Olive Ranch unveiled a new range of imported blends.

3,500-Year-Old Olive Pits Provide Evidence of Early Cultivation in Dalmatia

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 01:22
The ancient pits provide evidence that olives have been cultivated in Croatia for more than 3,500 years.

The ‘Flavored Extra Virgin’ Oxymoron

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 03:12
Flavored oils are the low-hanging fruit -- abandoning the educational track the industry has been following and luring buyers with Sriracha and smoke.

‘Sabor Oliva’ Joins Uruguayan Producers and Public

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 01:16
Fewer producers attended this year's edition, but spirits were high among attendees. After a disastrous 2018 harvest, producers say they are hoping to set a record in the next campaign.

Bertolli Rests Its Case as Court Rejects Relevance of 2010 Davis Study

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 08:56
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia accepted Deoleo’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit citing what it called its "meager factual content."

Olive Oil Note Rewrites History of Vesuvius Eruption

Sat, 10/11/2018 - 04:18
A scrawl that rewrote the history of the eruption of Vesuvius referred to an olive oil pantry.

Olive Oil Imports Reach Record High in Brazil

Sat, 10/11/2018 - 02:05
Only the United States and Italy import more olive as consumption continues to grow in Latin America’s most populous country.

Chilean Olive Oils on the Rise, but Challenges Await

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 06:45
Production hit a record high and domestic consumption is slowly growing, but some involved with the sector believe a few of the country’s largest challenges still lie ahead.

Six-Day Program in London to Train New Generation of Olive Oil Experts

Thu, 08/11/2018 - 04:56
Few spots remain in the first London edition of the renowned program on olive oil quality assessment.

New Olive Oil Consumer’s Guide in Holland

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 00:42
Wilma van Grinsven-Padberg wants to make consumers as enthusiastic about olive oil as she is.

Manzanilla, Gordal Olives from Seville Get PGI Status

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 00:18
Despite some opposition, Manzanilla and Gordal olive varieties from Seville were finally granted a Protected Geographical Indication in Spain.

Florida Farmers Lay the Foundation for a Growing South East Industry

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 01:59
River Run Olive Oil Company is planting new groves in Florida armed a keen attention to agricultural details and advice from colleagues from across the country.

La Rioja Preserves Its Olive Heritage to Improve Production

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:53
The Government of La Rioja is engaged in a multi-year effort that pursues the recuperation and preservation of indigenous olive varieties in an effort to develop unique olive oils.

Global Gardens Founder Sees Olive Tree as Keystone of California Permaculture

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:30
Long-time producer and certified sommelier Theo Stephan looks to bring her love for olive oil and the environment full circle.

Healthy Diets Like the Mediterranean Diet Are Tied to Better Cellular Aging

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 02:03
Nutritious diets have a lengthening effect on chromosomal structures called telomeres, which help protect against chronic disease.

Spain’s Olive Oil Sector Launches Ambitious Research on Xylella

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 01:54
Xylella fastidiosa is a serious concern for Spain's olive oil sector and its interprofessional body is supporting research efforts to fight it.

Event Celebrating New Oils Returns to Paris for Fourth Edition

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 01:31
Producers, chefs and olive oil enthusiasts prepare to gather in Paris to sample and judge some of the year's best early-harvest oils.