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Heat Wave Challenges Italian Olive Growers

A heat wave in Italy has caused concern among olive farmers. We asked some experts how to face this current challenge.

An Olive Tree Takes Center Stage in L.A. Boutique

Dan Brunn Architecture unveils the new flagship RTA boutique, where an olive tree garden by landscape artist Hitoshi Kitajima takes center stage.
Special Report

Nature Reserve Forced to Start Over After Olive Grove Destroyed by Vandals

Ray Vella was making his rounds through the nature reserve where he worked when he made a tragic discovery about the woodland's olive grove. Some time over the weekend vandals had destroyed the trees.

Against All Odds: The First Olive Oil From Canada

The very first 100 percent Canadian extra virgin olive oil did not come easy for pioneers George and Sheri Braun.
Olive Oil Times Special

Turkey Removes Controversial Article in ‘Olive Law’

While the decision was welcomed, olive oil industry leaders fear the issue will crop up again.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Fuels ‘Olive Law’ Debate

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim appeared to support the proposed changes to the law that protects small groves in comments he made at a meeting on June 3rd.
Special Report

Turkish Government Backtracks Proposed Changes to ‘Olive Law’

The draft proposal which the government claimed was to support the development of industry and production was highly criticized by the olive oil industry and opposition parties and as it threatened the country’s olive oil production.

Turkey’s Olive Trees Threatened by Draft Law

If the new law gets the green light, any olive grove housing less than 15 trees per decare (2.5 acres) will not be classed as an olive grove and be put at risk for redevelopment.