News Briefs

Mar. 31, 2020

Olive Oil 'Indispensable' for Most Italians, Survey Reveals

More than 60 percent of respondents said they would never give up extra virgin olive oil, citing its taste, health benefits and cultural importance.

Mar. 27, 2020

Some Countries Impose Restrictions on Exports of Food Commodities

Governments are hasty to secure their domestic food supplies, while experts warn of possible shortages and call for cooperation among nations.

Mar. 27, 2020

Innovative Olive Oil Producer and Vintner, Carlos Falcó, Dies From COVID-19

While most famous for his estate-produced wines in Toledo, Falcó also helped to revolutionize the olive oil sector in Spain through promoting quality.

Mar. 27, 2020

Italian PDO and PGI Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Increasing in Value

According to a new report, the value and volume of extra virgin olive oils with geographical indications are increasing across Italy. Puglia and Tuscany are leading the way.

Mar. 21, 2020

Farmers Help Fight Coronavirus in Spain

Farmers use their tractors to disinfect public places, while farmworkers are constrained by traffic limitations trying to reach work.

Mar. 4, 2020

Largest Field Yet for Olive Oil Literary Prize

Six young Italian authors were awarded for their work in the fields of science, poetry and fiction. The previously-proposed Mediterranean Olive Oil Women’s Network was also formally launched at the ceremony.

Feb. 17, 2020

No New US Tariffs on Spanish Olive Oil Imports

The United States Trade Representative decided not to add new tariffs to Spanish packaged and bulk olive oil imports. The USTR will revise the list once again in August.

Feb. 14, 2020

Quality Controls in Europe Need Improvement, Study Finds

Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.

Feb. 12, 2020

Production in Spain Lower than Anticipated

The latest harvest data suggests Spain will produce less than one million tons of olive oil, a significant decrease from last autumn's estimates.

Feb. 12, 2020

Spain's Olive Oil Sector Calls for More Protests

Five of the country's main agricultural organizations plan to occupy town squares across the province of Jaén, demanding higher prices for olive oil and more support for traditional groves.

Feb. 10, 2020

Obesity a 'Looming Epidemic' in Developing Countries, World Bank Says

Poor nutritional habits and reduced physical activity are the main reasons for high obesity rates.

Feb. 6, 2020

Acesur Announces New Facility in Virginia

The major Spanish producer Acesur says it will bring $11 million in investment and 29 new jobs to Suffolk, Virginia.

Feb. 4, 2020

Greece Renews Call for Parthenon Parts After Brexit

In light of Brexit, Greece will intensify efforts to return the Parthenon pediments to their original home.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Dec. 20, 2019

Olive Council Validates Red Tasting Glass

The International Olive Council validated a new red garnet glass for olive oil tasting

Dec. 19, 2019

IOC Celebrates 60th Anniversary and World Olive Day

The IOC celebrated 60 years of activity and World Olive Day during the 110th session of the Council of Members in Madrid.

Dec. 12, 2019

Italian Farmers Support Cancer Research

Farmers teamed up with the AIRC Foundation for Cancer Research in Italy to develop a project to promote health education.

Dec. 11, 2019

New List of U.S. Tariff Targets Includes More Olive Oils From Europe

The United States Trade Representative is seeking public comments on additional tariffs on European goods.

Dec. 9, 2019

Researchers Will Meet to Discuss Xylella and Climate Change in Madrid

The December 12 forum will focus on current research and containment efforts in Spain and how climate change is impacting the spread of the pathogen.

Dec. 9, 2019

Asoliva Elects New President

Antonio Gallego García will face the challenge of keeping Spanish olive oil competitive in the U.S. in the face of tariffs as well as promoting oils to new export destinations.

Dec. 5, 2019

Nearly One-third of World's Olive Oil Made from Picual

The newly published reference guide, International Olive Growing: Worldwide Analysis and Summary, sheds light on a number of interesting olive oil-related statistics.

More