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European Union

World Olive Oil Exhibition Focuses on Doing Business in the U.S.

A theme of the two-day event in Madrid will be how to do business in the United States, the world’s top olive oil importer.

Tunisia Seeks Renewal Through the Olive Tree

Seven years after a sweeping revolution in 2011 ended a decades-long dictatorship, production of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil has become a symbol of renewal and rallying call.
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Teaching America’s Bravest Med-Style Survival

A Harvard professor urges firefighters in America to turn to a Mediterranean style of eating to avoid on-duty heart attacks.

China Wants More Olive Oil and Italy Is the One Providing It, for Now

The Chinese appetite for olive oil has led to an increase in exports from Italy, but competition from Tunisia and the domestic market could see this trend reverse.
North America

Mediterranean Diet May Improve IVF Success

A new study suggests that women who ate a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, high-quality olive oil, whole grains and legumes and low in red meat increased their chances of getting pregnant and achieving a live birth by 65-68 percent.

In Defense of ‘Black Fruity’

The French association Afidol shed light on the misinterpreted taste of "black fruity" oil and the controversy behind the ancestral tradition of controlled fermentation.
European Union

Sixth ‘ExtraLucca’ Presents Some of Italy’s Best

The Ducal Palace of Lucca will host a two-day exposition of select Italian extra virgin olive oils.

Tunisia: Land of the Olive Tree

An Olive Oil Times reporter traveled to Tunisia to better understand this nation’s olive oil and learn about efforts to increase exports, which was the focus of the second edition of the Olive Festival of Sfax.