Olive Oil World An Olive Oil from Japan Wins Top Award An extra virgin olive oil from Japan, Takao Nouen no Olive Hatake, won a Best in Class Award at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition. Confirmed: Tree is as Old as it Looks Edin Buzuku knew his olive tree was old. Now, with the help of scientists from Istanbul Forestry University, he knows how old. 38 U.S. Brands Make List of Best Olive Oils Despite a punishing drought, California olive oil producers still managed to craft some of the year's best extra virgin olive oils. The Best Greek Olive Oils for 2015 Thirty-five extra virgin olive oils from Greece have achieved the distinction “Best in the World” for 2015. 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. © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.