A Smear Campaign Against Tunisian Olive Oil

Tunisian representatives and others are speaking out about a campaign to tarnish the reputation of the country's olive oil after Europe raised import limits to help with its economic recovery.

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.
Special Report

World Olive Oil Consumption Increased by 73 Percent Over a Generation

Global olive oil usage has increased by 73 percent over the last 25 years according to an analysis by the Italian farmer's group Coldiretti.

Fourth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The 4th report on agri-food crimes in Italy, prepared by Eurispes, Coldiretti and the Observatory on Crime in Agriculture was presented at Coldiretti headquarters in Rome.
Olive Oil Times Special

Taiwan and U.K. Delegations Tour Italian Olive Oil Centers

Buyers and journalists are in Italy with the hope of expanding trade in olive oils from Tuscany, Campania and Lombardy.

France Bans Vegetables from Apulia

France announced a ban on vegetables and plants from Apulia region of Italy over fears that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium may spread.
Special Report

Ruinous Floods in Liguria Add to Poor Outlook for Italian Production

Damaging floods in Liguria are adding to a rough year for Italian olive oil farmers, resulting in a drop in production and rising prices.

Italian Farmers’ Organization Backs Olive Oil Quality Register

Coldiretti Molise has backed new legislation aimed at preventing olive oil adulteration and fraud.