European Union

Nutella Makers Defend Palm Oil Amid Health Concerns

Ferrero is the first major European food company to defend the palm oil industry following reports that refined palm oil in foods may cause cancer.

EU Rules in Favor of Sovena in Trademark Battle

Rival companies Sovena and Mueliva fought to claim ownership of similar brands.
Special Report

Olive Council’s New Agreement Takes Effect

The agreement aims to boost the involvement of importer countries by making participation shares more appealing.

Spanish Olive Oil to Help Fight Climate Change

The Spanish olive oil sector will lead a European project that will study the control of greenhouse gasses during climate change through the calculation of the environmental footprints of olive oil tree cultivation and oil production.
Olive Oil Times Special

U.S. Olive Oil Imports Are Increasingly in Bulk

Import trends suggest a dramatic change in the ways olive oil reaches American end users and the successful transition by Spain and others toward marketing their national brands to foreign buyers.

Are Olive Seeds the Next Superfood?

A Spanish olive oil manufacturer is exploring alternative uses for the products usually thrown away. As it turns out, olive seeds boast a range of healthful properties than could be used in beauty products, foods, supplements and more.
Special Report

Foodie Theme Park to Open in Italy Next Fall

Eataly World aims to bring foodies together to eat shop and learn. Two thousand businesses will be represented at the €100-million theme park that is expected to create 700 jobs onsite.

An Aleppo Tradition is Revived in Paris as France’s Own Soapmakers Duel

When the ongoing war put an end to Samir Constantini's plan to open his own factory in Aleppo, he began to make soap in the Syrian tradition on the outskirts of Paris. Is it still Syrian? France has its own bubbling controversy.