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Entries Pour in for Sixth NYIOOC

Producers overcame yet another challenging harvest season to ready their products for olive oil's biggest stage.

New World Labs Release Latest Jab at Imported Olive Oils

In a redux of last Summer's slamming of imported olive oils, California and Australian labs have teamed up to offer a critical assessment of the quality of America's top-selling brands.
Special Report

Q&A With IOC Director Jean-Louis Barjol

The executive director of the International Olive Council discusses Australian standards, mixed results in India and China and his ambitions in the United States.

Catamarca Unveils New Research Facility for Olive Oil Production

"Producers will gain access to technical assistance in the field and at the pilot plant with the aim of improving the quality of their products." - Flavio Fama, National University of Catamarca
Olive Oil Times Special

Italian Investigators Uncover “Falsified Foods”

"Because Italian foods are the most prized in the world, it's clear we also have primacy in falsified foods" - Cesare Patrone, head of the Corpo Forestale

Now Playing: Smartphones and Greek Olive Oil Production

A new promotional video produced by the consulting firm foodstandard for a Greek agricultural union is a stunning presentation of modern olive oil production.
Special Report

‘Artisanal’ Olive Oil Producers Meet in Rome to Talk Strategy

Everyone seemed to agree that differentiation from mass-market brands was key, and it would take a long time and a lot of hard work for high quality olive oil to garner the price it deserves.

Conference in Italy Finds Modern Lessons in Ancient Farming

At the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, experts focused on a very distant age to address current agricultural challenges and threats to the environment.