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Biodynamic Farming: Somewhere Between Science and Faith

Olive groves at the award-winning farm Marina Palusci are managed in accordance with biodynamics, a much-debated but often successful method.

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

After lengthy negotiations, EU negotiators have agreed on new rules for EU organic products.
Special Report

Trends in Organic Olive Oil Trade Now Being Tracked

Organic olive oil accounted for at least one tenth of all virgin olive oil imported by the United States in 2012/13, according to the International Olive Council.

Organic Olive Oil Leads Category in Germany

German consumers are demanding more information on the qualities, and origins of olive oils, according to Spain’s ICEX.
Olive Oil Times Special

Going Organic in Andalusia

On a recent, very rainy trip to Andalusia I visited Almazara Caseria de la Virgen, an organic olive farm and mill near Alomartes.

Organic Olive Oil, EU Law and Proposition 37

If consumer protection has any meaning at all, California's Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food, would seem to be a no-brainer.
Special Report

In Lucca, Biodynamic and Organic Farming Make a Bit of Magic

Giuseppe Ferrua hand-picks his olives at just the right day of the lunar cycle to maximize the amount of liquid they contain. “Some people say we’re witches.”

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.”