European Partnership to Certify Olive Oil Traceability
Growers from Italy and Greece are working on a program that certifies the EVOO supply chain.
Turkey Opposes Extending Barjol’s Contract
In a letter to the European Commission, the head of Turkey's delegation to the IOC accused the executive director of "usurping the powers of the Council."
Sicily Ready for PGI Certification
Only a few steps remain for Sicilian extra virgin olive oil to achieve its own protected origin certification.
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.
Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests
The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.
Umbrian Leaders Seek Action for ‘Huge Damages’ to Region’s Growers
Umbria's olive oil production will suffer a dramatic loss, that in some areas could reach 80 percent.
Spanish Scientists Awarded for Research on Olive Cultivation
Mercedes Campos and Mario Porcel were awarded the €5,000 prize at the second Scientific Research in Olives and Olive Oil Awards.
Routine Meeting on Crete Turns Out To Be No ‘Big Deal’
A routine meeting on Crete last week has set off a flurry of reports of a major agreement that the meeting participants say never happened.
Costco Reportedly Inks Deal with Greek Producer
Costco representatives and U.S. distributor Tassos Chronopoulos made a deal with Cretan olive oil producer Botzakis, S.A.
Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles
The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.
Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding
A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.
Dcoop Acquires Cargill’s Share of Mercaoleo
The Spanish cooperative purchased Cargill's half of a joint venture that began in 2007, taking control of Mercaoleo's huge bottling plant.