Opinions

Dec. 8, 2021

Calif. Olive Farmers Should Blame Their Government for Inability to Compete with Spain, Not the E.U.

Uncle Sam paid U.S. farmers a record-high $46.5 billion in 2020. Olive farmers in California missed out.

Aug. 18, 2021

Urgent Need to Increase Water Supply in Italy, Producers Warn

Italia Olivicola warned that the hot and dry summer is already expected to have negative repercussions on the yield of the coming harvest.

Feb. 6, 2021

Dr. Gundry’s Olive Oil: Controversial Pitchman Peddles a Dose of Deception

A video advertisement for polyphenol-rich olive oil features a Beverly Hills doctor making questionable claims.

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Aug. 10, 2020

Seeing the Olive Tree as a Living Being

Beware the mistakes in growing strategies when the olive tree is treated as a machine.

Nov. 20, 2018

'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.

Nov. 14, 2018

The 'Flavored Extra Virgin' Oxymoron

Flavored oils are the low-hanging fruit -- an abandonment of the educational track the industry has been following to lure buyers with Sriracha and smoke.

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Feb. 19, 2015

EVOO Research Hits a Wall in Greece

Greece is in the midst of a brain drain that forces the brightest to seek work abroad. But it gets worse.

Jan. 1, 2015

On the Continuing Downward Slide of Olive Oil Prices in Greece

Infighting and lack of vision and creativity have plagued the Greek olive oil industry and are the real cause of its failure.

Dec. 9, 2014

Olive Oil is Losing its Place in the Tunisian Diet

Despite a bumper harvest, encouraging domestic olive oil consumption in Tunisia has not been on the agenda.

Nov. 3, 2014

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.

Oct. 30, 2014

Corn Oil Lowers Cholesterol: We Can All Go Home

Mazola corn oil reduces cholesterol. Time to pack it all up and finally take up golf like I've wanted to do.

Oct. 10, 2014

California's Olive Oil Time Warp

Thanks to their new self-imposed regulations, California olive oil producers are already partying like it's 2015.

Aug. 18, 2014

IOC Seeks New Method to Measure EVOO Phenolics

The IOC's tender to define new testing methods for phenolic compounds for nutritional labeling claims is a watershed moment for olive oil quality.

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Aug. 9, 2013

Experts Skeptical of Dalmia's Pomace Oil 'Discovery'

With one sample, the Indian Olive Association's asserted "the humble olive pomace oil contains generous quantities of antioxidants."

Jul. 24, 2013

Olive Oil and Trade Talks

Whether any common ground will emerge in the two wings of U.S. trade policy is anyone’s guess, but it seems unlikely.

Jun. 26, 2013

Olive Oil Industry Megatrends

Simon Field looks at some global trends to consider when planning to sustain and grow olive oil enterprises.

May. 20, 2013

Olive Groves and 'Fracking'

It turns out that the biggest threat to our olive groves is not Chinese crops, Moroccan production, low prices or CAP reform.

Apr. 22, 2013

Climate Change Effects on Vines Should Alarm Olive Oil Producers

A study predicts that the climate change will totally change the global map of wine making, and where wine goes, olives follow.

Mar. 28, 2013

Thank You, Preedy and Watson

This book has everything scientific you’d ever need to know about olives and olive oil, and yet it doesn’t wear you down.

Mar. 17, 2013

Olive Oil's Biggest Problem

The biggest threat these days to olive oil producers is not other olive oil producers, and time is running out to organize a defense.

Mar. 4, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing

There have been no shortage of plans, but very little in the way of action to save the olive oil sector in Spain.

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