Making Olive Oil
French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic
French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic.
Europe Puzzled by Olive Tree Epidemic
Scientists are trying to determine how to prevent the spread of the devastating disease killing olive trees in southern Italy.
Billionaire Bets on Olive Oil Quality Trend
Domenica Fiore owner Frank Giustra is betting that consumers will learn to better discern quality and be willing to pay for it.
Italy Seeks Help to Contain Olive Tree Killer
Emergency E.U. funds are understood to have been promised to Italy to help limit the spread of a plant disease killing olive trees.
Melgarejo’s Bid for Even Healthier Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jaén’s Aceites Campoliva, makers of Melgarejo, seeks to otpimize the healthfulness of extra virgin olive oil.
Fears Disease Could Spell Disaster for Europe’s Olive Trees
A plant disease is said to have already infected tens of thousands of olive trees -- many of them a century-old -- in Italy's Puglia region.
Harvesting Under the Moon
An overnight harvesting in Italy was the occasion for a technical congress about the effect of harvest-time temperatures on olive oil.
Olive Harvest Gets Social in Italy
Olives picking has started in Italy, despite the unfavorable weather conditions, and this year much of the buzz is on the Web.
Oxitec CEO on Why Trial of its Genetically-Modified Olive Fly Should Go Ahead
Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry said the world’s first field trial of a genetically-modified olive fly could start in Catalonia next year.
Research Institute in Chania Emerges as Greek Olive Sector Leader
The Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants has become a leader in research and education for the olive oil sector in Greece.
Spain Considers Trial Release of Genetically-Modified Olive Flies
Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.
Winds Blow in Bad Break for Crete
The coming olive harvest on Crete could be off as much as 60 percent after southerly winds brought unfavorable conditions at the worst time.