United Kingdom

Farmer Fights Homophobia with Olive Oil Brand

Mark Dyer launched The Gay Farmer brand of organic EVOO in 2008 after a friend jokingly asked him, "What are you calling yourself, the bloody gay farmer?"

Britain’s Olive Oil Prices Reach a Seven-Year High, Hitting Restaurateurs

"Olive oil is becoming a luxury," said Francesco Mazzei, who runs Sartoria Italian restaurant in London.
Special Report

Brexit, Poor Harvests Cause Spike in Olive Oil Prices

Poor harvests in Europe and the uncertainty following the Brexit vote have caused olive oil price spikes of up to 20 percent in the UK.

Sharp Rise in Olive Oil Prices Expected in Britain

Olive oil prices in Britain is expected to rise drastically as the world?s biggest olive oil producers are experiencing a severe decrease in their harvests.
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.

Olive Oil Authenticity Testing Underway in UK

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) selected Campden BRI to test and analyze all types of olive oils imported into the UK.
Special Report

U.K. Defines New Ban on ‘On-Tap’ Olive Oil Sales

The agency enforcing a new ban on the sale of “on-tap” olive oil in the UK has provided new details on what would constitute such a sale.

UK Prohibits Sale of Olive Oil ‘On-Tap’

After December 13, 2014, "fill-your-own" olive oil sales will be banned in the UK, but there are few details of the new rule.