Asia Farmers and Police Clash in Turkey Over Clearing of Trees An uproar over the clearing of ancient olive groves to make way for a new power plant has grown over social media networks. Ayvalık Panel Calls for Investment in Turkey’s Olive Sector A panel at the Ayvalık Olive Harvest Days, discussed the need to invest in olive oil sector in Turkey and join forces with international efforts. Mediterranean Olive Oil Exhibition in Shanghai The SUDOLIVE Asia Olive Oil Exhibition was held in with its Mediterranean wine counterpart, VINISUD Asia this weekend in Shanghai. Chinese Co. Buys Majority Stake in Filippo Berio Producer China's Bright Foods has acquired a majority stake in Italian olive oil producer Salov, maker of the top-selling Filippo Berio brand. Indian Olive Oil Market on the Rise The Embassy of Spain in New Delhi says India’s olive oil market will rise at a steady pace of 25 percent. Turkey Braces for Economic Impact of Erratic Weather Number two table olive producer, Turkey, is in the midst of dealing with the economic impact of erratic weather patterns over the last year. Indian Olive Association Responds to Reports of Olive Oil Blockade The Indian Olive Association released a statement in response to the widely-reported Indian blockage of European olive oil. Olive Oil and Rice Bran Oil Compete for Indian Markets As olive oil becomes more affordable within Indian population, rice bran oil, a popular staple, faces increasing competition. India Blocks European Olive Oil After EU Bans its Mangoes, MEP Claims India has blocked arrivals of European foods after its mangoes were banned over quality concerns, Italian politician Mara Bizzotto claims. Italian Extra Virgin Takes Aim at Taiwan Taipei will host a seminar about “real” Italian olive oil presented by the trade group Unaprol and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade. Greek Olive Oil Producers Struggle in China Greek olive oil producers and distributors are finding that their products have not been an easy sell in China. World Olive Oil Imports Fall Dismal trade data marks the start of the 2013/14 olive oil season with imports down in all the major markets, according to figures in the International Olive Council’s latest newsletter. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.