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Africa and The Middle East

Genetic Tweak to Photosynthesis Could Improve Crop Yields

While the tweak has yet to be tested in edible plants, scientists think this could revolutionize the food production -and olive production - industries.

Spain’s Olive Oil Ambition: To Be the World’s Best

The world’s top producer wants to be the best, not just the biggest. They’re on track.
Business

‘Crafted in California’ Makes its Debut

Prompted by the scarcity and cost of local fruit, California Olive Ranch unveiled a new range of imported blends.

Florida Farmers Lay the Foundation for a Growing South East Industry

River Run Olive Oil Company is planting new groves in Florida armed with a keen attention to agricultural details and advice from colleagues from across the country.
North America

Global Gardens Founder Sees Olive Tree as Keystone of California Permaculture

Long-time producer and certified sommelier Theo Stephan looks to bring her love for olive oil and the environment full circle.

Canada’s First Olive Farm Weathers Difficult Winter

A year after their first successful harvest made headlines, Sheri and George Braun were left unable to fill any of their orders. Still, the couple said the project’s uncertainty is part of what makes it worth doing.
Business

As Citrus Struggles, Some Olive Growers Take Root in Florida

Olives are not new to the Sunshine State, but their economic viability is coming into the spotlight as citrus struggles.

Yale Olive Oil Conference Underway

No less than 26 speakers each had between 20 and 40 minutes today in a rapid-fire mix of mostly scientific presentations on the mechanisms behind the health benefits of olive oil.