Confiscated Olive Oil Co. Allegedly Run by Imprisoned Crime Boss
More than €20 million of assets have been confiscated in a scandal over the Sicilian Mafia's management of a large olive oil company.
A Plan to ‘Relaunch’ Umbrian EVOO
Umbrian officials presented a project to expand efforts to promote local olive oil during a meeting attended by stakeholders.
After the Olive Fruit Fly and Bacterial Blight, the Dreaded Starling
There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.
Project in Algeria Turns Byproducts into Compost
A study has examined how oil mills in central Algeria can make use of olive oil production byproducts by transforming them into compost.
California’s ‘Rainpocalypse’ Good News for State’s Olive Oil Producers
From one extreme to the other, California farmers are hoping a "biblical rain" will bring relief from this year's historic drought.
Turkey Fears Backlash in Local and Foreign Markets with Higher Prices
Producers worry that higher prices might cause local consumers and buyers in foreign markets to stay away from Turkish olive oil.
Olive Farmers in Tunisia Lament Price Drop Despite Climb in Oil Prices
The union of farmers in Sfax, Tunisia called for swift action to regulate the export price of olives.
New EU Labeling Laws Just in Time for Olive Oil’s ‘Black Year’
As unfriendly as the climate has been for olives, it's just right for olive oil fraud. New EU labeling laws aim to help consumers know whet they're getting.
Olive Oil Prices Soar, Consumption Slides in Latest Report
The International Olive Council (IOC) reported an expected 38 percent drop in olive oil production and sharply higher prices for extra virgin olive oil.
Apulia Asks Italian Government for Help with Olive Tree Epidemic
The president of Apulia sent a letter to the Italian Prime Minister for an urgent meeting over the year-long Xylella fastidiosa epidemic.
Eight Accused in €3M Sale of ‘Italian’ Olive Oil from Unknown Sources
Following the case of untraceable oil seized in Tuscany, another scandal arising from the scarcity of Italian olive oil was uncovered this week.
More Olive Groves Leveled in Turkey to Make Way for Power Plants
After the second case of olive trees being uprooted in this Aegean region in recent weeks, a local official asked, "Will we use electric to feed people?"
Judge Denies Bid to Hold Kangadis Owners Responsible in Fraud Case
The owners of Kangadis Foods will not be held personally responsible for selling falsely-labeled olive pomace oil.