Making Olive Oil
Canadian Farmer Succeeds with Olives and Gives Kelp Seaweed Some of the Credit
On Pender Island, Andrew Butt nurtures 100 trees for table olives and the future goal of producing the first made-in-Canada extra virgin olive oil.
Europe Proposes Cutting Down Millions of Olive Trees in Italy to Fight Outbreak
The proposed measures would include eradication, buffer zones and a strict limit on the movement of young trees.
Olive Tree’s Cool-Weather Offshoot
An Oregon conference exposed the growing culture of pioneers willing to think outside the box about where olive oil comes from and where it’s going.
U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon
A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.
Corsican Oils are ‘Tree Harvested’ or ‘Old Style’
Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.
France Pledges Aid for Olive Oil Sector
French olive producers affected by this year's poor harvest will benefit from new financial aid measures proposed by the French ministry of agriculture.
Oregon Farm Produces Quality EVOO in Cool Climate of Pacific Northwest
Experiments are showing promise in western Oregon, USA, where David and Carmen Lawrence have evaluated dozens of cultivars over the past decade.
Seal Factory Looks to Olives in the Off-Season
A seal processing plant plans to provide new employment by producing olive oil in Henties Bay, Namibia.
Power Plant in Spain Fueled by Olive Oil Waste
A new power plant in Andalucia is generating electricity and saving the environment by using waste from olive oil production as fuel.
Linking Chemistry with Italian EVOO Origins
Chemical compounds in Italian olive oils depend on the olive variety and cultivation site, according to research promoted by Unaprol.
Food Safety Authority Warns Bacteria Threatens Olive Trees Across Europe
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) warns that Xylella Fastidiosa could spread from Apulia to olive groves across Europe.
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."
Olives Reach New Heights in Valtellina
One of the consequences of rising temperatures is that it's now possible to cultivate olive trees where it was previously unthinkable.