Opinions

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?

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

Identifying one olive oil as 'the best' among the world's exceptional olive oils is misguided.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Brazilian Politics: 10, Olive Oil: 0

Olive oil producers like Rafael Marchetti find themselves in a catch-22. Whereas their niche food industry is welcomed and needed in Brazil, the political and economic whirlwind sweeping the country doesn't seem like it will end anytime soon.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.