Olive Oil World Coldiretti’s “Green Oscars” Encourage Agricultural Innovation Coldiretti, Italy's largest farming group and lobby, held its fourth Oscar Green Awards to support and encourage innovation in agricultural pursuits. Snapshot of Olive Oil Choices in One American Neighborhood I thought I'd head down to my local Stop & Shop, behold the selection and confirm that the monounsaturated revolution had reached Boston. UC Davis Study Questioned Questions were raised concerning the sample used to support a finding that 10 percent of the California olive oils tested failed to meet standards for extra virgin olive oil. Later, a typo was blamed for the discrepency. In America, Olive Oil from Coast to Coast You can thank the booming California industry for the buzz around olive oil in the States these days, but East Coasters aren't exactly virgins to the concept. Report: Most Imported Extra Virgin Olive Oils Aren’t Extra Virgin A new report found 69 percent of imported olive oils and 10 percent of California olive oils labeled as extra virgin failed to meet the IOC/USDA standards for that classification. Rediscovering the Origins of Olive Oil in Turkey Recent research reinforces Anatolia’s prominence in the history of olive oil, while consumption in Turkey remains well below that of its Mediterranean neighbors. Crete On The Half Shell Byron Ayanoglu found that olive picking on Crete, while hard work, has elements of fun and celebration. An Olive Oil Cultural Center And Museum in Jaén The project, known as “Almazara Escaparate”, has an estimated budget of more than 1,300,000 Euros. Letter from the Publisher I always admire the spirited participants in every corner of the olive oil world. One has only to read the impassioned words of people quoted in our pages to see just how interesting this subject can be... Olive Oil Production Branches Beyond Tradition The boom is fueled by two developments, a growing appreciation of extra-virgin olive oil as a healthier fat and technological advances. Marseille and the History of Olive Oil As the gateway from the Mediterranean to the French canal system, Marseille was the point through which olive oil exported from Spain, Italy, Greece and the Middle East flowed. Symbolism of Olive Oil In her first article for Olive Oil Times, Dr. MP Graziani takes a look at the strongest currents in the long history and rich symbolism tied to olive oil. Arbiters of Taste Fabrizio Vignolini directs Liguria's National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters where more than 5,000 experts have trained to appreciate the complexities of olive oil. Arbequina Country In the crisp mountain air, wild herbs flourish in the valleys and hillsides around Siurana. With a buttery, slightly nutty flavor and a mild peppercorn finish, Arbequina olive oil is an indulgent treat. French Chefs Compete for EVOO Cooking Awards The competition is tapping into growing awareness by France shoppers of the many benefits of extra virgin olive oil. © 2013 Olive Oil Times | All Rights Reserved.