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Taiwanese Businessman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Olive Oil Fraud

Wei Ying-chung was sentenced to a four-year prison term and fined more than $15 million for blending inferior grade palm and other low-cost oils into a mixture that was then marketed as high-grade olive oil.

India’s Changing Views On Olive Oil

Rajneesh Bhasin, the president of the Indian Olive Association and managing director of Borges India, discusses the fast-changing dynamics of the Indian olive oil market.
Special Report

Dcoop to Co-Brand 300K Liters for China’s Evergrande Group

Dcoop, formerly known as Grupo Hohiblanca, is expanding its private label program through a major deal with a Chinese conglomerate.

India Says it Will Expand Olive Oil Production

Committing to a larger investment in the crop, the state government will increase the amount of land dedicated to olive tree cultivation.
Olive Oil Times Special

India Set to Market its Own Olive Oil

Rajasthan prepares for its first-ever, large-scale olive oil extraction next month.

‘Believe in Olive Oil’ Campaign to Launch in Japan

The IOC campaign aims to promote olive oil and its health benefits while introducing new flavors for use in traditional Japanese cuisine.
Special Report

Russian Olive Oil Imports Slip

After steady growth over the past 15 years, Russian olive oil imports are lower in year-to-date figures released by the International Olive Council.

Rajasthan Studies Viability of Olive Leaf Tea

The government of the Indian state of Rajasthan is exploring the possibility of producing tea with the leaves of the olive tree.