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European Union

European Olive Oil Prices Rise 19.8 Percent in 2015

Study shows soaring olive oil prices in Western Europe have cost consumers €231M

More Mislabeled Oil and Dangerous Colored Olives Seized in Italian Raids

Another major seizure of mislabeled olive oil was announced hours before another raid found table olives colored with a hazardous substance to hide blemishes.
2015 Harvest

Half of 26 Olive Oils Tested ‘Defective’ in Germany

The German consumer protection organization, Stiftung Warentest, had a panel of expert tasters scrutinize 26 varieties of 'extra virgin' and found half of them wanting.

Study on Fruit Fly Control Wins Research Award

A winning paper proposes on an efficient, economically viable, and environmentally friendly solution to an old problem.
BOMBSHELL

Course for Advanced Tasters at McEvoy Ranch

On February 8, noted researcher Agustí Romero will teach a course examining the causes of various olive oil attributes.

Wastelands for Olive Farming in Punjab

The Punjab Government in Pakistan plans to use the naturally well-drained soil and climatic conditions of Punjab wastelands to promote olive farming.

‘New World’ Producers Set to Announce Trade Group to Rival International Olive Council

An announcement is expected on the formation of a trade group made up of New World olive oil producing countries, an organization that would rival the Madrid-based International Olive Council.

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.