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There’s No Such Thing As the ‘World’s Best Olive Oil’

Identifying one olive oil as 'the best' among the world's exceptional olive oils is misguided.

A Perfect Olive Oil Martini

A summer cocktail for an olive oil purist.
Special Report

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.

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.
Olive Oil Times Special

An ‘Interactive’ Lesson in Olive Oil Fraud

Oversimplification of complicated topics for short attention spans can disguise what is, all too often, just more misinformation.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

Sicily's huge environmental and biodiversity heritage must be preserved and promoted through a Protected Designation of Origin.
Special Report

Notes from Stockholm

Dietary education programs are needed in Sweden where misinformation prevents olive oil from gaining the proper recognition it deserves.

In Search of Mislabeled Olive Oil to Make a Buck

Reading the 2010 study that found most extra virgin olive oils mislabeled, a Washington man went out to find one to complain about.