Olive Oil Scandal Uncovered in France

120 tons of Spanish olives were milled in Provence and sold with the prestigious AOP labels of the region.

2014 Production Woes Extend to France

While not at the scale of neighboring Italy and Spain, France shared the pain of the infamous 2014 harvest.
Special Report

French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic

French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic.

Barjol Attends Trade Group Meeting in France

The director of the International Olive Council presented an update on world production, imports, exports and consumption.
Olive Oil Times Special

French Association AFIDOL Blames Bad Weather for €300k Loss

The French interprofessional organization recently introduced stickers to help consumers identify olives and olive oil produced in France.

For French Olive Oil Producers, Less is More

Olive oil production in France is tiny compared to its neighbors and there's a "problem with notoriety." Jean Benoit Hugues shares what the interprofessional association Afidol plans to do about lifting the profile, and sales, of French olive oil.
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French Olive Oil Producers Going Organic

Jean Marie Guerin says he's lucky to be isolated from other orchards. "My domaine is right out in the country, far from any pollution. I don’t have as many flies as the other growers.”

In France, a Van Runs on Olive Oil (and €16.5 Million)

In a bid to promote Mediterranean olive oil to French households, a bespoke 'olive oil' van has spent the previous month snaking across France.