Brazil

Brazilian Olive Oils Star at Tenth ‘Azeite Experience’

Olive oil sommelier and chef, Pérola Polillo, teamed up with television host and master chef, Carla Pernambuco, to host the tenth edition of Gastro Pop’s Azeite Experience Awards Edition, which featured an olive oil-themed dinner.

S. American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Wins

Producers from four countries touted the success as proof of the high quality of South American extra virgin olive oil.
Special Report

Brazil Looks for Its Own Olive

As debate revolves around whether or not Maria da Fé is an olive species unique to Brazil, both traditional mills and technologically advanced machinery have contributed to the increased quality of olive oil here.

Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.
Olive Oil Times Special

Serra da Mantiqueira: Brazil’s Pioneer EVOO Region

A couple of years before the turn of the century a handful of Brazilian farmers cleared fields and planted small areas of olive trees. The results were impressive and Serra da Mantiqueira became Brazil's new olive oil darling.

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.
Special Report

World Olive Oil Production Slips, Brazilian Imports Sharply Lower

The latest figures from the International Olive Council predict a 7-percent drop in production and sharply lower imports by Brazil after years of growth.

Project Aims to Bring Social Change through Olive Oil in Brazil

Social Trees wants to plant thousands of olive trees, producing olive oil in support of youth education in the Rio Grande do Sul region’s poorer communities.