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Mar. 29, 2012

Olive Oil Could Help Greece Restart its Economy

To recover from the crisis and restart its economy Greece should strategically focus on energy, tourism, and agricultural products like olive oil and olives.

Mar. 21, 2012

Drought Dooms Run of Bumper Havests in Spain

Spain’s next olive harvest could be down 50 percent due to the current drought, agricultural union ASAJA warned today.

Mar. 20, 2012

Andalusia Setting Up Its Own Olive Council

Andalusia approved a 26-member Olive Council with representatives from government, industry, consumer groups, experts and business people to promote sustainable development, and improve marketing and olive oil quality.

Feb. 10, 2012

Nineteen Arrested Over Alleged Olive Oil Fraud

Spanish police this week arrested 19 people allegedly linked to a complex network engaged in multi-million euro olive oil fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

Feb. 9, 2012

Imports Into Italy of European Olive Oil Soar

Imports into Italy of olive oil from other EU countries have soared 40 percent in the last three years to 537,503 tons in 2010/11.

Feb. 8, 2012

EU Offers Olive Oil Storage Aid Amid Tumbling Prices

The European Commission is set to subsidize the temporary storage of 100,000 tons of olive oil in a bid to bolster dismal farm-gate prices.

Feb. 6, 2012

Spain's Agriculture Minister Pledges 'Full Support' to Interprofessional

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment met with representatives of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional to discuss the industry

Feb. 2, 2012

Europe Reviews Olive Oil Quality Benchmark

Commissioner Dacian Cioloş announced a review in response to a call by Italian parliament members for the alkyl esters parameter for EVOO to be lowered.

Feb. 1, 2012

Council Offers Grants for Olive Oil Promotion in Member Countries

The International Olive Council has called for applications for grants to co-fund activities promoting olive oil and table olives in its member countries.

Jan. 22, 2012

Spain Looks for Solutions on Olive Oil Prices, Quality

Spain is pushing for European Commission aid to bulk store extra virgin olive oil until its price improves and is debating other measures to improve quality and sustain the ailing sector.

Jan. 8, 2012

Unaprol President Urges Europe to Lower Alkyl Ester Limits

Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.

Jan. 6, 2012

Olive Oil Prices in Spain Extend Historic Lows at Year-End

Falling prices, decreased production and poor sales have left Spain's olive oil sector in a state of disarray, though government is working to develop reparative initiatives.

Dec. 30, 2011

More Claims of 'Made in Italy' Labeling Lies

China is scrutinizing olive oil arriving from Italy while Spain raises fears of wider market manipulation in the wake of new claims of fraud involving Italian olive oil.

Dec. 28, 2011

Greeks Turn to Lower Quality Olive Oil During Crisis

During the current financial crisis, demand for first quality standardized olive oil has declined in Greece. The explanation relies in the cuts to wages and the limitation of household resources in general.

Dec. 19, 2011

Spanish Eating More Butter, Less Olive Oil

Butter consumption is increasing in Spain as people tighten belts and eat breakfast at home, instead of cafes. Meanwhile, sales of vegetable oils, particularly olive and sunflower oil, have fallen.

Dec. 14, 2011

Global Olive Oil Consumption Forecast to Climb, Led by U.S., China, Brazil

World olive oil consumption will climb 3.2 percent in 2011/12, according to the Olive Council’s November newsletter.

Dec. 13, 2011

Study of Greek Olive Oil Sector Urges Producers to 'Standardize'

A new study finds weaknesses in the Greek olive oil industry and suggests ways to overcome the problems by achieving economies of scale.

Dec. 7, 2011

Córdoba Leading in Use and Production of Olive Biomass

Byproducts of olive oil production have made the Córdoba province Spain’s leader in biomass energy production and innovation. Material from the olive oil sector, including pomace and prunings, is Spain's most used biomass source.

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