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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Who Owns Olive Oil Times?

Olive Oil Times is solely owned by Curtis M. Cord, its founder and president. No other company or individual has a stake of any kind in the publication or its activities, which include the New York International Olive Oil Competition and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab.

Prior to starting Olive Oil Times, Mr. Cord had never engaged in any activity related to the olive oil business, and he has never held a financial stake or interest in any outside company involved in the business of olive oil. Cord maintains a strict policy of journalistic independence and he is therefore regularly cited in the media as an objective and impartial observer of the olive oil world.

How Do I Subscribe?

Olive Oil Times is an online publication that is constantly being updated with the latest news and features. It is not a magazine that comes out, for example, once a week. We do, however, send out a weekly bulletin that contains links to the most recent articles. To subscribe to the 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 New York International Olive Oil Competition and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab.

Olive Oil Times does not endorse any olive oil olive oil brand, or any company whatsoever — and never has.

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 starting a conversation with our support team. Please do not propose articles about your company’s new products or services or other promotional material.

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 contact 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 Advertise on OOT?

You can find information on OOT banner programs right here.

How Can I Contact OOT?

To direct your question to the staff of Olive Oil Times, please start a conversation with our support team.