March 2, 2012 | Andalusian Agriculture Minister, Clara Aguilera, announced a meeting on March 7th in Brussels, of a "European Forum of Olive Regions," an initiative promoted by Andalusia and signed by 13 European production areas.
February 21, 2012 | Olive oil has been getting a lot of bad press lately. IOC chief Jean-Louis Barjol explains what the IOC is doing to prevent fraud, protect consumers and uphold olive oil's reputation.
February 14, 2012 | Details of an alleged international olive oil scam - in which palm, avocado, sunflower and other cheaper oils were mixed in an industrial biodiesel plant and passed off as olive oil - were released today by Spanish police.
February 9, 2012 | According to the IOC January newsletter imports into Italy of olive oil from Spain, Greece and other EU countries have soared 40 percent in the last three years to reach 537,503 tons in 2010/11.
February 8, 2012 | The European Commission is set to pay up to €20 million ($26.5m) to subsidise the temporary storage of 100,000 tons of extra virgin and virgin olive oil in a bid to bolster dismal farm-gate prices.
February 6, 2012 | The organizers of the first World Bulk Oil Exhibition (WBOE) - to be held in Madrid on April 12 and 13 - hope it will help dispel a widespread belief that bottled olive oil is always better than bulk.