Olive Oil World France University Offers Degree in Olive Oil Students in the University of Montpellier program can earn a Diplôme Universitaire (DU) d'Oléologie, or a university specialization diploma in olive oil. Michelle Obama Awarded a 1,400 Year-Old Olive Tree First Lady Michelle Obama will be awarded with a 1,400 year-old olive tree named "La Regina" in Salento for her commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Olive Tree Biomass a Promising Fossil Fuel Alternative Research carried out by the University of Jaén has highlighted the great promise of olive tree biomass in the generation of ethanol as a bio-fuel. Olive Oil Joins Locavore Movement in American South "I’ve always used a lot of olive oil in my cooking, but it’s very beautiful that we can now use it from our local sphere,” says award-winning Atlanta chef and restaurateur Hugh Acheson. Adulteration Risk as Olive Oil Gains Ground in China A new report on the huge potential to sell more olive oil to China also comes with a warning - opportunists there are already cashing in by selling adulterated oil. India’s New Olive Oil Sector 1.2 billion Indians are beginning to learn about olive oil, and new plantations in Rajasthan and Gujarat are showing real promise. India is now entering into real olive oil production. 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. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.