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Jul. 21, 2015

As California Grapples with Water Shortage, Olive Oil Producers See an 'Up Year'

Despite a wrenching drought and a widening debate over California's water supply, forecasts for the 2015 olive harvest are surprisingly upbeat.

Jul. 20, 2015

Nadal Serves in Campaign for Spanish Olives

The celebrated tennis star Rafael Nadal will be the face of a new campaign to promote Spanish olives around the world.

Jul. 18, 2015

Greece Accepts More Austerity to Avoid Chaotic Grexit

With its economy depressed and banks closed, Greece accepted more harsh austerity measures and reforms in order to begin negotiations with European institutions and the IMF for a third bailout loan, barely avoiding a Grexit.

Jul. 2, 2015

Olive Council Looks for a New Leader

The International Olive Council (IOC) has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Jean-Louis Barjol, whose term ends in December.

Jun. 28, 2015

Tyrosol or Tyrosols: Greek Agency's Stance on Health Claim Comes Down to Semantics

A Greek agency's refusal to recognize tyrosol derivatives is based not on any scientific evidence, but on misguided wordplay.

Jun. 26, 2015

Tunisian Producer Gets $26M Loan from IFC

Conditionnement des Huiles d’Olive (CHO) has received a loan package of $26 million from the International Finance Corporation.

Jun. 26, 2015

Solace in Olive Oil as Talks Continue in Greece

As Greece and its creditors endure tense negotiations, some find hope in the relative security of olive oil.

Jun. 24, 2015

Olive Council Members Draft New Agreement

Discussions on the draft took place before the IOC’s 24th extraordinary session in Madrid last week.

Jun. 15, 2015

Cerignola, Apulia Set to Host 2nd National Competition for Table Olives

Monna Oliva evaluates table olives from different regions to support producers and help them improve product quality and revitalize the sector.

Jun. 11, 2015

Uncertainty in Greek Olive Oil Industry as Government Struggles to Avoid Default

Greek olive oil exports have increased, but more bottling and branding could bring Greece money desperately needed during the economic crisis.

Jun. 10, 2015

'Believe in Olive Oil' Campaign to Launch in Japan

The IOC campaign aims to promote olive oil and its health benefits while introducing new flavors for use in traditional Japanese cuisine.

Jun. 9, 2015

Crop Losses in France Result in Tight Stock, Higher Prices

France Agrimer said the disastrous results were mostly due to the ravages of the olive fly when mild temperatures allowed the pests to flourish.

Jun. 8, 2015

Plans for an Exporters Consortium in Algeria

The proposed consortium is expected to offer members the possibility to collaborate in order to increase productivity, improve quality, boost exports, control prices, and enhance their power of negotiation.

Jun. 3, 2015

EVOO Awards Stir Competitive Spirit in Greece

Despite the bleak economic outlook for Greece these days, the future looks bright for producers who strive for quality.

Jun. 1, 2015

Sousse, Tunisia Set to Host Third 'Med Mag Oliva' Exhibition

Tunisia’s largest olive oil sector event will promote commercial exchanges, share production technologies and foster partnerships between suppliers.

Jun. 1, 2015

Olive Center Offers Two Courses for Olive Oil Sensory Evaluation

The UC Davis Olive Center is offering its 12th and 13th Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Courses starting June 15.

May. 28, 2015

Two Out of Three California Olive Oils Fail New Homegrown Standards, Report Finds

A trade group released two reports raising questions about new California standards, which it says were hastily developed to avoid legal challenges.

May. 28, 2015

Resolution Calls for Stronger Action to Prevent Spread of Xf

The European Parliament called for the introduction of incentives for producers implementing preventive measures.