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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.

Judging Underway at World’s Largest Olive Oil Competition

The judges for the New York International Olive Oil Competition have begun analyzing 827 entries from 25 countries to identify this year's best extra virgin olive oils.
2017 NYIOOC

Global Olive Oil Consumption Slips 7 Percent

World consumption for the 2014/15 crop year was assessed at 2.85 million tons, while in Europe consumption fell by 11 percent to 1.5 million tons, accounting for most of the downturn.

Harvest Will Not Recoup Low Stocks in Spain

A report by the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network estimates that production in Spain this season will not make up for the depleted stores.

Police Uncover 7,000-Ton Olive Oil Fraud in Italy

The oil was sold on the Italian and international markets, in US and Japan, with the statement '100 percent Italian' on the label for an illicit turnover estimated to be in the "tens of millions of euros," according to the State Forestry Corps.

World Olive Oil Shortage Leads to Higher Prices

Increased yields in Greece and Tunisia were not enough to compensate for the shortages in Italy and Spain.
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Olive Oil Brands Encouraged to Connect With Consumers in Innovative Ways

In front of a sold-out audience, speakers emphasized the power of engagement, storytelling and creating connections.

‘Worrisome’ Fall in World Olive Oil Trade

Olive oil imports are down in all the major world markets, a situation the International Olive Council (IOC) finds alarming.