World

2nd ‘Food Values’ Conference Held in Tuscany

Experts from a wide range of backgrounds met at Villa Pecori Giraldi in Borgo San Lorenzo to discuss the relevance of the Mediterranean diet and explore new approaches and proposals.

World Olive Oil Production Figures for 2017 Show Mixed Results

The current season looks mediocre after heat waves and droughts affected some areas over the summer.
Special Report

Tensions Increasing Between World’s Two Largest Producers of Sunflower Seed Oil

Ukraine and Russia account for over half the world's sunflower oil production. As military tensions escalate between them, the marketplace for sunflower and other cooking oils may be affected.

Judging Underway at Fifth Annual New York International Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o'clock the first samples were distributed to 15 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year's best extra virgin olive oils at a live-streamed press conference Thursday evening.
Olive Oil Times Special

Year’s Best Olive Oils to Be Unveiled April 27

Producers, importers, distributors, chefs, food industry professionals and journalists will be among hundreds attending the annual event to recognize this year’s award-winning olive oils.

Sustainable Olive Oil Production Helps Mitigate Climate Change

The International Olive Council attended the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) to present research on sustainable olive oil production.
Special Report

New York Win Opens Doors for Sicilian Producer

Bono USA's Salvatore Russo-Tiesi said his NYIOOC awards have opened his business to new horizons, while "skipping a full step in the selling process."

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.