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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.

May. 9, 2018

World Olive Oil Consumption Hasn't Risen Since 2003, Even With 1B More People

Countless studies have proved the health benefits of olive oil. Why are we consuming less today than we did 14 years ago?

Mar. 14, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As the ‘World’s Best Olive Oil’

Identifying 'the best' among the world's exceptional olive oils is misguided.

Dec. 21, 2016

Olive Oil Times Shares Results of First Readers’ Poll

Olive Oil Times invited 5,000 ‘loyal readers’ among its newsletter subscribers to complete a brief survey in advance of the fourth redesign of the publication since its 2010 debut.

Nov. 30, 2016

80 Percent is the New 69 Percent

'Eighty percent' is the rising star when you really want to drill home how much olive oil is 'fake' in the world.

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.

Jul. 1, 2014

Olive Oil Needs A Pitchman

At the Fancy Food Show in New York, the International Olive Council wasted yet another opportunity to do something that mattered.

Jul. 1, 2014

What's Going On with Olive Oil Prices in Spain?

Prices should have remained lower in these weeks because, even though the outputs are good and packers have enough stock for the next two months.

Mar. 13, 2014

Greek Policy on Olive Oil Labeling in Disarray

Predictably, the flip-flopping on permitted health claims on olive oil labels in Greece stems from politics

Feb. 26, 2014

Adulterating Greek Olive Oil Will Not Boost Competitiveness

An agency is proposing Greece allow olive oil blended with other oils on the Greek market. Will this approach backfire?

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.

Feb. 18, 2013

Time for Greek Olive Oil to 'Solve for X'

The Greek olive oil industry could take a cue from Google's concept of "moonshot thinking" to solve the overwhelming problems it faces.

Feb. 10, 2013

Genetics May Prove Valuable for Greek Olive Oil Producers

While the olive oil industry in Greece is shaky, it is time for pioneering thinking and concerted efforts.

Nov. 7, 2012

California's 462,000-Acre 'Field of Dreams'

American olive oil producers and foreign suppliers are headed for a showdown. What's really at stake in the looming olive oil trade war?

Oct. 19, 2012

EU Olive Oil Promotion Policies 'Unfair'

EU promotional mechanisms are encouraging unfair competition between member states, according to the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consortium.

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