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About Olive Oil Times

When Was Olive Oil Times Founded?

In February, 2010, Curtis Cord renamed a per­sonal blog, where he tasted var­i­ous olive oils encoun­tered on his trav­els, to Olive Oil Times. With writ­ers and con­trib­u­tors in olive oil-​​producing regions around the world pro­vid­ing timely news and infor­ma­tion for olive oil enthu­si­asts, chefs and food indus­try par­tic­i­pants, Olive Oil Times has become the inter­na­tional pub­li­ca­tion of record for the sec­tor, and an indis­pens­able source of unbi­ased infor­ma­tion for con­sumers and pro­fes­sion­als alike.

How Do I Subscribe?

Olive Oil Times is an online pub­li­ca­tion that is con­stantly being updated with the lat­est news and fea­tures. To sub­scribe to the free weekly email, go here.

What is the Olive Oil Times Editorial Policy?

Olive Oil Times is com­mit­ted to deliv­er­ing the high­est edi­to­r­ial and eth­i­cal stan­dards in its report­ing of events of inter­est to our read­ers around the world.

Olive Oil Times is inde­pen­dent of any out­side inter­ests. Our edi­to­r­ial deci­sions are influ­enced nei­ther by polit­i­cal or com­mer­cial pres­sures nor by any per­sonal inter­ests.

We strive to be fair and open-​​minded by explor­ing the range and con­flict of views. We will be objec­tive and even-​​handed in our approach to report­ing on a sub­ject.

We will respect pri­vacy and will not infringe it with­out good rea­son, wher­ever in the world we are oper­at­ing. Private behav­ior, cor­re­spon­dence, and con­ver­sa­tion will not be brought into the pub­lic domain unless there is a clear pub­lic inter­est.

Olive Oil Times is a mem­ber of the Online News Association, the world’s largest asso­ci­a­tion of dig­i­tal jour­nal­ists. ONA’s mis­sion is to inspire inno­va­tion and excel­lence among jour­nal­ists to bet­ter serve the pub­lic.

Does Olive Oil Times Receive Support from Outside Companies?

Olive Oil Times oper­ates under a strict pol­icy of impar­tial­ity. Olive Oil Times receives no sup­port nor con­tri­bu­tions of any kind from any out­side com­pany. Its only rev­enue is through ban­ner adver­tise­ments at stan­dard rates that are pub­licly posted, and no pref­er­ence is given as to the place­ment of ban­ner ads.

This pol­icy, in place since day one, ensures unbi­ased and objec­tive report­ing, as well as the fair admin­is­tra­tion of asso­ci­ated activ­i­ties includ­ing the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab.

Olive Oil Times does not endorse any olive oil olive oil brand or com­pany.

How Can I Submit an Idea for an Article?

If you have an arti­cle that you believe would be inter­est­ing to our read­ers around the world, you can tell us about it by click­ing on the live sup­port but­ton below to start a con­ver­sa­tion with our sup­port team. Please do not pro­pose arti­cles about your com­pa­ny’s new prod­ucts or ser­vices or other pro­mo­tional mate­r­ial.

Have more ques­tions about olive oil? Ask Ollie.

How Does One Become an Olive Oil Times Writer?

If you are an expe­ri­enced jour­nal­ist and would like to write for Olive Oil Times, please start a con­ver­sa­tion with our sup­port team.

What is the Policy for Comments?

Olive Oil Times is ded­i­cated to main­tain­ing a respect­ful com­mu­nity that actively engages in lively dis­cus­sions about news arti­cles and com­men­tary. Please keep the fol­low­ing in mind when writ­ing your com­ments.

Respect Others — Please be polite to all the mem­bers of our com­mu­nity, includ­ing other com­menters, authors and the sub­jects of arti­cles.

Safe Space — Olive Oil Times should be a safe and wel­com­ing space for all indi­vid­u­als, groups and their ideas. As such, any rude­ness, insults, hate, hos­til­ity, or neg­a­tiv­ity may be removed and you may lose your abil­ity to com­ment.

Moderation — In order to pro­vide a safe space for our com­mu­nity, com­ments may be pre-​​moderated by our team before post­ing to the site.

May I Publish Olive Oil Times Articles on My Own Blog/​​Website?

All Olive Oil Times arti­cles and site con­tent are strictly pro­tected by copy­right laws and may not be repro­duced with­out writ­ten per­mis­sion. If you would like to request per­mis­sion to pub­lish an arti­cle for edu­ca­tional pur­poses, please con­tact our sup­port team.

How Can I Contact OOT?

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For thou­sands of years liq­uid gold has been pro­duced, traded, and cher­ished, but much of the world is only now becom­ing acquainted with olive oil as an inte­gral part of a health­ier way of life.

With global pro­duc­tion approach­ing 3 mil­lion tons, olive oil is branch­ing out beyond the tra­di­tional places, and invest­ments are pour­ing into new olive oil oper­a­tions just about any­where in the world olives can grow. New World tech­niques of high-​density farm­ing and mechan­i­cal har­vest­ing mark an indus­try rev­o­lu­tion, while the tra­di­tional meth­ods and old farms main­tain their rel­e­vance to con­sumers increas­ingly look­ing into the prove­nance of their foods.

The story extends from the Himalayan foothills to the low plains of Argentina; the man­gled roots of ancient groves to the neat rows of mod­ern farms; pro­duc­tion so small it doesn’t extend beyond fam­ily mem­bers to those that fill hulls of giant tankers steam­ing across oceans.

Behind every bot­tle at the farm­ers mar­ket or the dis­count chain there are peo­ple ded­i­cated to their own approach to an ancient craft. It’s hard to imag­ine a more dis­parate group than pro­duc­ers of olive oil today, except for the com­mit­ment they share to suc­ceed in this field.

More pro­duc­ers are striv­ing to pro­duce high-​quality extra vir­gin olive oil in response to con­sumers who are seek­ing the best prod­ucts for their fam­i­lies. Competitions led by the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition are mak­ing it eas­ier than ever for peo­ple to find the best olive oils in the world.

The time to wel­come olive oil into our lives has arrived. In places with such unique cuisines as India, Mexico and China, gov­ern­ments faced with the high costs of health prob­lems asso­ci­ated with the use of sat­u­rated fats are urg­ing the use of olive oil.

All of this cre­ates a fas­ci­nat­ing sub­ject rife with con­trast­ing angles, con­flict and human­ity.

Olive Oil Times is the most-​read source of news, reviews and analy­sis on this fas­ci­nat­ing story. Our grow­ing staff of expert con­trib­u­tors in every olive oil pro­duc­ing region pro­vide timely infor­ma­tion for con­sumers, indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, olive oil enthu­si­asts and the curi­ous pub­lic.

And we’re just get­ting started. Just like this ever-​evolving sub­ject, we’ll never stop look­ing for new sto­ries and inno­v­a­tive ways to share them with you.