Olive Oil World Strong Showing for Italy at NYIOOC Despite a poor harvest, Italy maintained its position as the second-most-awarded country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition. Third NYIOOC Conference ‘Resounding Success’ Producers, marketers, merchants, buyers, chefs and journalists from around the world gathered in New York to network and discuss all things EVOO. Australian Producer Boundary Bend Wins 9 Awards at NYIOOC Australian olive oil company, already the world’s most awarded producer at the New York International Olive Oil Competition, added to their lead Wednesday. Spain Finishes at the Top Again in New York Spain won more awards than any other country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition, the largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest in the world. New York International Olive Oil Competition Announces Best Olive Oils in the World In front of an excited crowd at the International Culinary Center, Curtis Cord, president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition, announced the best olive oils in the world for 2015. Tales of Two Olive Oil Producers Boundary Bend CEO Rob McGavin and Domenica Fiore founder Frank Giustra will be among the speakers at the 2015 NYIOOC Conference next Wednesday. Mediterranean Diet Also Good for the Environment The diet predominant in Mediterranean countries creates a much smaller carbon footprint than the standard diets in countries like the United States. McDonald’s Uses Olive Oil in New Sandwich The fast food giant says it is cooking its new "artisan grilled chicken” sandwich in a blend of olive oil and canola oil. On the Importance of Olive Tree Pruning “It is fundamental to live like the plant in order to understand what it needs,” the pruner reveals. "Foliage and wood must always be in harmony." Want Healthier Eggs? Feed Hens EVOO Feeding hens a diet that includes polyphenol-rich EVOO could lead to eggs that have lower cholesterol content and a better fatty acid profile. World’s Olive Oils Set to Compete in New York In two weeks, 671 olive oils will compete in the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil competition, where the year's best will be unveiled. Canadian Farmer Succeeds with Olives and Gives Kelp Seaweed Some of the Credit On Pender Island, Andrew Butt nurtures 100 trees for table olives and the future goal of producing the first made-in-Canada extra virgin olive oil. Mediterranean Lifestyle Alive and Well on Crete Sure there's a lot of junk food here too, but Crete is still one of the best places in the world to immerse oneself in the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.