Umbria PDO Looks to Expo and Beyond
With production off 95 percent, the new president of Umbrian PDO said the 2014 harvest showed how the region's products are "almost essential."
After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future
The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Turkey’s Olive Oil Exports Fall by Half
Producers are holding on to their stocks with expectations that prices will rise following the poor harvests in Italy and Spain.
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.
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.
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.
Bucking the Trend: Why Olive Oil Prices in Greece are Falling
The latest reports on pricing for bulk sales of extra virgin olive oil in Greece show a steep decline as olive oil prices surge elsewhere. How can it be?
15-Year Low for World Olive Oil Production
The International Olive Council (IOC) has predicted that world olive oil production will fall to the lowest level in 15 years.