‘Extra Virginity’ Author’s Latest Investigation Raises Questions
Author Tom Mueller has stirred debate by blasting the competitor of a company he has repeatedly championed.
Olive Oil Production and Consumption Down in Spain
First quarter olive oil production in Spain is down by more than a half, and domestic consumption has also fallen, the latest figures show.
Details Emerge of Europe’s Crackdown on Olive Oil Fraud
Proposed anti-fraud measures in the European Union would require member states to do more targeted checks of olive oil.
Objections Raised to Kalamata PDO Amendment
The ‘Kalamata’ PDO amendment will not be a smooth process -- objections have been raised and more time will be needed to sort things out.
Australia Leads New Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil
New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil which they see as a trade barrier.
Council Recognizes Chilean Tasting Panel
Chile raises its standing in the international olive oil community by receiving the IOC's prestigious sensory analysis panel certification.
Olive Oil Healthier and Tastier for Frying
New studies in Jaén, Spain suggest extra virgin olive oil is healthier, tastier and often cheaper than other oils when frying food.
U.S. Olive Oil Consumption Up 9 Percent in Latest Figures
Olive oil imports increased 38 percent in China, 21 percent in Japan, and 9 percent in both the United States and Brazil.
Olive Oil Prices in India Moving Sharply Higher
Olive oil prices in India are set to go up substantially owing to a hefty increase in olive raw material costs in Spain and Italy over the last six months.
Portugal’s Experience Banning Olive Oil Cruets in Restaurants
In 2005, Portugal banned refillable olive oil bottles in restaurants. Now the European Union is considering a similar move.
Debate Continues Over Olive Oil Labeling
Debate over what information should appear on olive oil bottles continues as the European Commission drafts new labeling laws.
Could China Rival Spain as World Olive Oil Capital?
Cheap labor costs, good access to water and ambitious expansion plans could give rise to another olive oil global power.