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Xylella Fastidiosa Appears in Israel

The notorious crop-waisting scourge, Xylella fastidiosa appears in Israel, but it’s not yet time to panic.

Thousands Protest Low Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Riot police escorted demonstrators toward Andalusia's seat of government as angry olive growers and oil producers aired their grievances about low prices and a perceived lack of government interest.
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Reimagining Olive Oil for Millennials

Olive oil has been used for generations, but two brands are interpreting the food for young buyers looking to purchase simple, honest products in and out of the kitchen.

Sommelier Program Heads to San Francisco

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab's Sommelier Certification Program will convene within the San Francisco Art Institute in the city’s Marina District.
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ASAJA Jaén Calls on Local Governments to Waive Property Taxes for Olive Growers

The agricultural organization argues that town and local governments int he province have waived taxes in year's with bad droughts, when olive crops were low, and should do so again this year in order to protect local farmers from low prices.

Olive Council, Europe Collaborate on Limiting Contaminants in Olive Oil

The IOC has told the EU the threshold for safely being able to consume the chemical 3-MCPD, which is found in refined vegetable oils.
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First Estimates for 2019/2020 World Olive Oil Production Released in Spain

Spanish crop will likely drop, but better yields are expected in Italy and Greece as well as an increase in the global overall production.

Ghedira Re-elected Executive Director of IOC

Several incumbents retained their positions at the top of the International Olive Council hierarchy, but not without controversy as Italy again missed out on a leadership role and Israel's representative was unable to vote.