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Mar. 25, 2016

24th Ercole Olivario Awards Recognize Italian Olive Oil Excellence

The 24th edition of the Ercole Olivario concluded with a ceremony in Perugia.

Mar. 25, 2016

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

Mar. 22, 2016

France Cuts Proposed Tax Hike on Palm Oil

Growers in Indonesia and Malaysia protested strongly to the French Government and managed to slash a proposed surtax on palm oil before the law was finally passed.

Mar. 9, 2016

Drop in Olive Oil Consumption in Europe Blamed on Harvest Woes, Higher Prices

In the latest report by the International Olive Council, recent poor harvests in Italy and Spain, have led to a drop in olive oil consumption.

Mar. 9, 2016

Olive Farming Seen as a Promising Alternative to Ailing Citrus Industry in Florida

As citrus greening disease shows no sign of abating, some Florida farmers venture into growing olives on fields that have only known oranges.

Mar. 7, 2016

University of Jaén Aspires to Be Global Reference for Olive Oil Sector

The university’s newly appointed social council president, Castillo de Canena’s Francisco Vañó, affirmed the school’s goals at the recent World Olive Oil Exhibition in Madrid.

Mar. 4, 2016

Police Seize 22 Tons of Counterfeit Tuscan Olive Oil

About 22 tons of olive oil from Apulia and Greece fraudulently sold as extra virgin olive oil IGP Toscano have been seized and fortyseven people are now under investigation for commercial fraud and counterfeiting of IGP olive oil

Mar. 3, 2016

Growing Olive Oil Production in the Balkans

Initiatives in Herzegovina and Macedonia are expanding olive oil production in the Balkans.

Mar. 3, 2016

One Third of Oils Tested in Croatia Falsely Labeled

Six of 20 samples in Croatia did not fulfill the requirements to be labeled extra virgin, according to an investigation by the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture.

Mar. 2, 2016

Proposal to Go Light on Olive Oil Fraudsters in Italy is Rejected

Agriculture and Justice Committees of the Chamber of Deputies rejected a measure to 'decriminalize' counterfeit olive oil.

Mar. 2, 2016

World Olive Oil Consumption Increased by 73 Percent Over a Generation

Global olive oil usage has increased by 73 percent over the last 25 years according to an analysis by the Italian farmer's group Coldiretti.

Feb. 29, 2016

Olive Council Announces 'Mario Solinas' Winners

The International Olive Council (IOC) announced today the winners of its annual Mario Solinas Quality Award.

Feb. 29, 2016

Europe Affirms Market Won't Be Affected by Duty-Free Olive Oil from Tunisia

The European Parliament is set to vote on the adoption of a proposed duty-free olive oil import measure meant to aid Tunisia after recent terror attacks

Feb. 24, 2016

Fourth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The 4th report on agri-food crimes in Italy, prepared by Eurispes, Coldiretti and the Observatory on Crime in Agriculture was presented at Coldiretti headquarters in Rome.

Feb. 24, 2016

Historic Olive Harvest Expected in Portugal

Portugal could produce an estimated 765,000 tons of olive this year, which would be the third largest harvest in the last 75 years,

Feb. 24, 2016

New Director Looks to Shore Up Olive Council

A little more than a month after taking his office, the IOC executive director, Abdellatif Ghedira, shared his thoughts about key issues in the olive oil sector.

Feb. 19, 2016

Xylella Fastidiosa Continues to Spread in Corsica

The spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium on the French island of Corsica has been a cause of concern since the first case was detected last summer in Propriano.

Feb. 18, 2016

How Terroir Affects EVOO Quality in Chile

A recent study found that the geographical location had a greater influence on the concentration of sensory compounds in extra virgin olive oil than cultivars.

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