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May. 18, 2015

In Latest Bid for Relevance, Council Seeks to Standardize Competitions

Facing waning interest in its own olive oil competition, the International Olive Council will offer to endorse rival events that abide by its rules.

May. 12, 2015

Russian Olive Oil Imports Slip

After steady growth over the past 15 years, Russian olive oil imports are lower in year-to-date figures released by the International Olive Council.

May. 11, 2015

Tunisian Olive Sector Benefits from Japanese Cooperation Project

A Japanese development project underway in Tunisia aims to support the development of olive oil products and promote the export of Tunisian olive oil.

Apr. 26, 2015

Tracking the Quality of Moroccan Olive Oils

A study published in the journal Food Chemistry set out to establish the quality of olive oil samples produced in North Morocco.

Apr. 19, 2015

Olive Tree Felling Starts in Apulia Amid Protests

The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal to cut down 11 million olive trees to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.

Apr. 17, 2015

Destructive Bacteria Detected in France

The French agriculture ministry’s fears have been realized with the detection of a coffee plant infected by Xyllela fastidiosa at a market in Rungis, a suburb of Paris.

Apr. 8, 2015

France Bans Vegetables from Apulia

France announced a ban on vegetables and plants from Apulia region of Italy over fears that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium may spread.

Apr. 2, 2015

Lack of Consensus on EU Measures to Stop Outbreak in Salento

Experts from the 28 EU member states in failed to reach a consensus on the measures to contain the spread of the bacterium.

Mar. 31, 2015

California Olive Oil Pioneer, Nan McEvoy

When anyone told Nan Tucker McEvoy that something would be tough, or that is simply could not be done, she had a knack for going out and proving them wrong.

Mar. 25, 2015

Expo Abounds with Quality Greek EVOO

At the Food Expo in Athens, efforts to produce high-quality EVOOs in the midst of economic crisis were finally paying off.

Mar. 22, 2015

Europe Proposes Cutting Down Millions of Olive Trees in Italy to Fight Outbreak

The proposed measures would include eradication, buffer zones and a strict limit on the movement of young trees.

Mar. 11, 2015

U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon

A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.

Mar. 9, 2015

Olive Oil Consumption in Italy Slides to 25-Year Low

Italy and Spain are neck and neck for the top spot in total olive oil consumption, according to a report today by the International Olive Council.

Mar. 2, 2015

Class Action Against Filippo Berio and Bertolli Importer Moves Forward

A judges found a "reasonable consumer could be deceived" into thinking the defendant's oil was from Italian olives, when it in fact was not.

Mar. 2, 2015

France Pledges Aid for Olive Oil Sector

French olive producers affected by this year's poor harvest will benefit from new financial aid measures proposed by the French ministry of agriculture.

Feb. 26, 2015

Croatian MEP Proposes New Quality Measures

The European Parliament has proposed measures for the evaluation of high-quality extra virgin olive oils to protect consumers and producers.

Feb. 25, 2015

Spanish Olive Oil Campaign Underway in India

With the slogan “Join the Olive Oil Revolution,” the campaign’s message to the Indian public is that olive oil is healthy and suitable for Indian cuisine.

Feb. 18, 2015

UC Davis Olive Center Plans Two-Part Sensory Evaluation Course for Spring

The UC Davis Olive Center will conduct its sensory evaluation course this June at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater.

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