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A Perfect Olive Oil Martini

A summer cocktail for an olive oil purist.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

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

Notes from Stockholm

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

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.

Mediterranean Diet Gaining Among Nutritionists But Olive Oil Still on Sidelines

Despite the recognition of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, olive oil continues to be overlooked in the dietetic community.