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Spanish Officials Determined to Investigate Price Decreases

In spite of poor harvests around most of the Mediterranean basin and a good one in Spain, olive oil prices continue to fall. Producers and their allies are demanding an investigation.

London’s New Ad Ban on Public Transport Equates Olive Oil to Junk Food

Olive oil producers who wish to advertise their products within London's transportation network would first need to seek an exemption to new rules banning products that lead to obesity.
European Union

60 Years in, Olive Council Looks at Challenges Ahead

As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the IOC, Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira spoke exclusively with Olive Oil Times on the challenges facing the sector.

Omics Ensure the Authenticity of Portuguese Olive Oils

Genomics and metabolomics are at the core of a research study to authenticate and trace Portuguese extra virgin olive oils.

Greek Table Olive Exports Slowing Down

Low output, setbacks in quality and higher prices are leading foreign buyers to look elsewhere.

Higher Production in Spain Leads to Lower Prices

Olive oil production in Spain has increased by 33 percent compared to the previous campaign. Sales have increased compared to previous years as well.
Special Report

After Tough Harvest, Producers in Crete Ask for Compensation

The small quantity of olive oil that was produced in Crete remains idle since there is no demand from buyers abroad. Producers are demanding compensation.

Croatia and Slovenia Receive Joint EU Protection for Istrian Olive Oil

The two Balkan states now share the European Union PDO appellation for extra virgin olive oil produced on the Adriatic peninsula.