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Olive Harvest in France Threatened by Drought

A prolonged drought in the French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is threatening the olive harvest which has just begun in the region.

Early Entries Pour in as NYIOOC Adds Even More Value to Winning

The fifth edition of the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil competition will feature an expanded suite of tools designed to make it easier for buyers of all types to obtain the winning brands.

World Olive Oil Production Slips, Brazilian Imports Sharply Lower

The latest figures from the International Olive Council predict a 7-percent drop in production and sharply lower imports by Brazil after years of growth.

FDA Reconsiders Standard for ‘Healthy’ Claim

The FDA will re-evaluate its regulations concerning nutritional content claims, including the use of the term “healthy.”

Croatian Island of Korcula Gets a PDO

Olive oil from the Croatian island of Korčula has been added to Europe's list of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).

Italian Olive Oil Production Estimated to Be Down by As Much As Half, Prices Largely Unaffected

Despite earlier predictions of a strong harvest, olive oil producers in Italy and most of Europe have revised their forecasts for the 2016 season sharply downward, while stocks from last year are keeping prices stable.
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India’s Olive Oil Imports Expected to Rise 20 Percent

India's imports of olive oil are expected to rise by 20 percent to 13,500 tons according to the Indian Olive Association. Most of it will come from Spain.

Spain Surpasses Italy as Top Olive Oil Exporter to U.S.

After a lot of hard work, Spanish olive oil exports to the United States have surpassed Italian exports for the first semester. But it's too soon to call it an ongoing trend.