Mar. 23, 2023

Thousands of Hectares of Abandoned Olive Groves Set to Be Sold in Italy

The latest auction announced by Ismea includes more than 300 olive groves. The goal is to revive existing farms and establish new ones.

Mar. 23, 2023

Starbucks Expands Olive Oil-Infused Coffee Line to U.S. Stores

Partana extra virgin olive oil, used to brew the Oleato, will also be sold separately in participating stores.

Mar. 22, 2023

Farmers in Croatia See Promising Use of Drones

A young Croatian agronomist studies the use of drones to pollinate the Lunje olive groves and protect them from pests.

Mar. 20, 2023

Lab Test Would Define the Sensory Profile of Olive Oil by Analyzing Its Molecules

The goal is to add a laboratory analysis to the routine tests done by extra virgin olive oil tasting panels to confirm quality and determine organoleptic characteristics.

Mar. 20, 2023

Italian Farmers Take Stock of Current Harvest, Look Ahead to Challenges

As the vegetative restart approaches, olive farmers and producers in Italy are preparing for the challenges of unpredictable climate extremes.

Mar. 20, 2023

Despite Drought, Anticipation of A Promising Olive Harvest in Chile

Producers expect a better olive harvest than last year but worry about inflation and the impact of rising prices on demand.

Mar. 2, 2023

Olive Oil Consumption in Italy, Greece Expected to Grow Amid Global Decline

Despite rising prices, lower production and the impacts of inflation, olive oil consumption in Italy and Greece is expected to rise, bucking the global trend.

Mar. 1, 2023

Starbucks Could Become a Global Ambassador for EVOO, Experts Say

A new generation of consumers might discover extra virgin olive oil through Starbucks' new line of olive oil-infused coffee drinks.

Mar. 1, 2023

AI Tools May Not Transform Agriculture, but Will Help Farmers, Experts Predict

ChatGPT lacks reasoning abilities and cannot predict the future, but it may prove useful for farmers in other ways.

Feb. 22, 2023

Climate Change Threatens Chalkidiki Table Olive Producers, Research Indicates

Despite a fruitful crop year, the future of Chalkidiki olives is threatened as winter temperatures rise and precipitation falls.

Feb. 22, 2023

Starbucks Introduces Olive Oil-Infused Coffee in Italy

A new line of cold coffee beverages is made with Sicilian extra virgin olive oil.

Feb. 22, 2023

At Zeet, Quality Is a Family Business

The company produces its own olive oils in Tunisia, Spain and Italy using knowledge gleaned over four generations.

Feb. 22, 2023

Creative Packaging Helps Award-Winning Producer Sell More EVOO

At a recent fair, Brenda Wilkinson of Rio Largo Olive Estate realized some people bought her olive oil for the unique designs on her bag-in-box packages.


Feb. 9, 2023

Talking Olive Oil with Chat GPT

The artificial intelligence-powered chatbot demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the olive oil industry and a capacity to provide precise information.

Feb. 8, 2023

Mysterious African Insects Are Infesting Portuguese Olive Groves

Unexplained damage to olive trees over a six-year period in Portugal has been confirmed as the effects of an obscure insect never before observed in Europe.

Feb. 7, 2023

Apulian Authorities Agree on Funding for Xylella Strategy

Faster eradication, early diagnoses and more research are among the key components of the containment strategy.

Feb. 7, 2023

Climate Change Leads Some Bordeaux Wine Producers to Plant Olives

Farmers in the western French department of Gironde have met with national production officials to discuss the future of olive oil production in the non-traditional area.

Feb. 6, 2023

Small Farms in Spain Exempted from Ban on Burning Agricultural Waste

Spanish government officials announced exceptions to the burning bans found in national regulations and the E.U.’s Common Agricultural Policy.

Feb. 6, 2023

Greek Producers Ask for a Commission to Promote Exports

Greek olive producers seek the establishment of a permanent commission to promote olive exports.

Feb. 6, 2023

Deadly Earthquakes Shake Turkey and Syria

As international rescuers travel to the war-ravaged region, witnesses describe freezing temperatures among razed cities and villages.

Feb. 6, 2023

Nutri-Score Founder: Olive Oil Will Never Attain the Highest Rating

The co-inventor of the nutrition label said olive oil would never be rated with a "Green A" because it is solely comprised of fat.