organic olive oil

Making Olive Oil

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.

An Oasis of Award-Winning EVOO in Tabernas

Sergio Leone, the Italian filmmaker, chose the desert region of Tabernas as a film location for his Spaghetti Westerns. Few believed the area was right for olive oil production.

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

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

Tunisia Second Among Africa’s Organic Exporters

Despite the economic difficulties, some organic farmers have developed successful initiatives to rank Tunisia as the second largest exporter of organic products in Africa.
Special Report

Some of the Best Olive Oils are Made in Croatia

This Mediterranean country bordering the Adriatic Sea has been growing olives for centuries but has only recently been gaining recognition as a small but significant producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Organic Farmers Cautiously Optimistic

Organic olive oil producers in Italy say they are hopeful that painful lessons learned and the cycle of nature will lead to a better harvest ahead.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil Among Top Organic Imports in U.S.

Organic olive oil worth $166 million was imported by the United States last year, the first in which it was tracked by the USDA.

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.