Brazil

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.
Special Report

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.
Special Report

Brazilian Olive Oil Imports Continue Boom

Brazilian imports of olive oil show no signs of slowing and, though still in its infancy, domestic production is also on the rise.

Olive Oil Promotional Campaign Launches in Brazil

“It goes with everything that’s good” is the slogan behind a new campaign to teach Brazilians about the health benefits and culinary versatility of olive oil and table olives.