Olive Oil World Report: Spanish Consumers Know Very Little About Olive Oil Spain is the leading global producer and olive oil is a symbol of its cultural identity, knowledge of it among spanish consumers is quite low. Olive Oil Analysis Discussed at American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting Olive oil analysis received more than its fifteen minutes of fame at this year’s annual meeting of the American Oil Chemists’ Society in Long Beach, California. Casa de Hualdo Wins Top Prize at Extrascape The high-density Spanish farm was found to have the best olive oil and landscape combination at the first Extrascape competition. Azienda Marina Colonna was recognized with a special prize. Spain’s Olive Tree Municipalities Announce ‘Culture Award’ Winners The Spanish Association of Municipalities of the Olive Tree (AEMO) announced three awards for spreading olive oil culture. Greece’s Backroad ‘Bulk’ Olive Oil Trade Rural Greeks rely on neighbors and friends to supply olive oil, often lugged home in economical tanks that might last the typical family three or four months. Toshiya Tada’s Olive Japan The Olive Japan 2012 competition is the culmination of three years of work developing olive oil appreciation in Japan by OSAJ’s flamboyant and dynamic founder, Toshiya Tada. An Internet Lesson in Olive Oil Tasting Fabrizio Vignolini trains Italy's olive oil experts. Now his venerable school in Imperia has opened its doors to a world that needs to know what's in those little tasting cups. Oleo de la Marchia Takes Marco Mugelli Prize at L.A. Extra virgin olive oils from Italy and California fared well in the 13th annual Los Angeles International Northern Hemisphere Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition. Third Olive Bank in Izmir, Turkey to Help Stem Genetic Erosion Further safeguarding olive biodiversity by setting up the world’s third olive germplasm bank - in Izmir, Turkey - is at the top of the agenda for a meeting at the Olive Council on April 13. Pompeian First for USDA Quality Monitoring Program for Olive Oil Pompeian olive oil is the first participant in the USDA's Quality Monitoring Program for olive oil which includes monthly audits and lab tests. 142,000 Attend 19th Alimentaria Food and Drinks Exhibition The international food and beverages fair closed its doors last friday with a 1.4 percent increase in the number of visitors and nearly 4,000 exhibiting companies. ‘Muron’ Olive Oil 1,700 Years in the Making Muron is created every 7 years from over 40 sacred ingredients with virgin olive oil and by adding the old oil to the new - in an unbroken chain of over 1,700 years. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.