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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.

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.

Oct. 14, 2012

USITC Stalking the Olive Groves

Hopefully the USITC report will be used to support long-term goals, not only the short-term interests of U.S. olive oil producers.

Oct. 10, 2012

The USITC Investigation of the Olive Oil Market: Thoughts from Legal Experts

An expert analysis of the United States International Trade Commission's olive oil investigation.

Oct. 9, 2012

All Olive Oil Grades Have Benefits

There is a strange fashion among olive oil followers affected by “hypocrite purists” who believe that oil coming by olives is one grade.

Sep. 2, 2012

An Olive Oil 'Battleground'

It’s no surprise that a California bank would jump in the ring over the proposed olive oil marketing order. What’s unsettling is how fast its press release got spun into headline news.

Aug. 15, 2012

Greece Has No Real Strategy to Promote its Olive Oil

The Greek olive oil sector, a potentially flourishing industry, seems to have been left with no vision and no strategic plan by the Greek state.

Jul. 31, 2012

South Africa’s New Gold Standard

Educating the public is the key to reducing the dependency on imports and ensuring that the potential of this liquid gold is shared with all South Africans.

Mar. 26, 2012

Chemists' Meeting Was Members Only

It is not true that the IOC kept experts from non-IOC member countries out of the recent chemists’ meeting. The fact of the matter is that all observers were barred whether they were from IOC member or non-member countries.

Mar. 8, 2012

The Demise of Olive New Zealand's Sensory Panel

The Executive of Olives New Zealand (ONZ) has recently announced that it will no longer run the assessment for its OliveMark certification programme in New Zealand.

Mar. 7, 2012

Through the Blue Glass to the Origins of Great Olive Oils

Extrascape looks through the cobalt glass to the origins of great oils and recognizes the importance of the farm and its landscape.

Feb. 19, 2012

Australian Tabloid Exposes Bad Olive Oil (And It's Australian)

It seemed like a segment from last summer that also starred the globetrotting Paul Miller and a healthy dose of sensationalist reporting. But there was one very surprising difference.

Feb. 17, 2012

Olive Oil Quality: Whither the US?

January 2012 is likely to be remembered as a watershed month in the US olive oil industry. It seems that at long last, we can glimpse a light at the end of the tunnel.

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