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Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives

The E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.

Greek Producers Report Poor Harvest for Quantity, Quality

After a bad harvest, olive farmers and oil producers may not be able to receive compensation. However, small producers have a chance to shine in a depleted field of competitors.
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Spanish Senators Demand Investigation of Turkish Imports

The search is on to determine whether stolen Syrian olive oil has been imported into Spain under the guise of 'Made in Turkey.' A criminal investigation could be coming.

Italian Olive Oil Production Falls to Record Lows

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market said 185,000 tons produced. A raft of climatic and phytosanitary problems are to blame.
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Key Nutrients in Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthy Brain Aging

Illinois researchers discover nutrients from fatty fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables work synergistically to enhance brain health.

The Rise of Organic Olive Oil in Greece

Small-scale Greek producers are taking a gamble that the risk of investing in organic olive oil production will pay off. Some say Greece has the ideal conditions in which to do so.
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All-female Cooperative Transforms Olive Oil Into Hope

The Femmes du Rif is a female-run cooperative in Morocco that focuses on sustainable olive oil production. They hope to reverse the fortunes of an otherwise declining rural region.

Olive Farming Around the ‘Navel of the World’

After years of decline and neglect, olive farming and oil production are making a comeback in the historic Greek region.