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Shimon Lavee’s Great Legacy

Lavee helped plant and cultivate countless olive trees throughout the world for more than four decades. His important contributions and generous spirit will live on in their roots and branches for generations to come.

Concerns About Dimethoate Ban Among French Olive Growers

Following a ban on the use of the insecticide dimethoate in France, French olive growers are concerned about the risk of damage to olive trees by the olive fruit fly, and increasing production costs.
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Producers of the Best Greek Olive Oils React to Their NYIOOC Awards

Award-winning Greek producers discuss their reactions to the New York International Olive Oil Competition results and their efforts to produce the best olive oils in the world.

U.S. Wins 50 Awards at International Olive Oil Competition

American olive oil producers had their best showing yet at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition.
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EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils

The U.S. House Agricultural Committee directed the FDA to look into creating a sampling and testing system for imported oils and to report back to Congress on its findings.
European Union

Viva España! Spain Brings Home 78 Awards

Spain received 78 awards at the NYIOOC this year, up from 73 in 2015. There was a strong energy of solidarity among attendees that demonstrated that Spain is united to deliver high quality oil to consumers.

UC Davis and the University of Jaén Sign Collaboration Agreement

The schools come together in Jaén with a shared vision to create a worldwide network of esteemed universities dedicated to the advancement of the olive oil sector.