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Feb. 3, 2014

More Misconceptions About Olive Oil

Claims about the healthfulness of olive oil made by seed and vegetable companies are unsubstantiated.

Jan. 26, 2014

An 'Interactive' Lesson in Olive Oil Fraud

Oversimplification of complicated topics for short attention spans can disguise what is, all too often, just more misinformation.

Dec. 3, 2013

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

Sicily's huge environmental and biodiversity heritage must be preserved and promoted through a Protected Designation of Origin.

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Sep. 25, 2013

U.S. Launches Coordinated Strikes on E.U. Olive Oil Strongholds from Washington and Sacramento

It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.

Sep. 17, 2013

Trade Commission Report a Good Read for New World Producers

A report released last week by the U.S. International Trade Commission made for a good weekend read, especially in California.

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.

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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.

Oct. 18, 2012

Are Mission Olives Actually Picholine Marocaine?

Since their introduction in the late 1700's Mission olives were thought to be unique to the U.S. but DNA fingerprinting suggests otherwise.

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