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Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Biodynamic Farming: Somewhere Between Science and Faith

Olive groves at the award-winning farm Marina Palusci are managed in accordance with biodynamics, a much-debated but often successful method.
Special Report

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

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

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

Organic Olive Oil Leads Category in Germany

German consumers are demanding more information on the qualities, and origins of olive oils, according to Spain’s ICEX.

Going Organic in Andalusia

On a recent, very rainy trip to Andalusia I visited Almazara Caseria de la Virgen, an organic olive farm and mill near Alomartes.
Special Report

Organic Olive Oil, EU Law and Proposition 37

If consumer protection has any meaning at all, California's Proposition 37, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food, would seem to be a no-brainer.

In Lucca, Biodynamic and Organic Farming Make a Bit of Magic

Giuseppe Ferrua hand-picks his olives at just the right day of the lunar cycle to maximize the amount of liquid they contain. “Some people say we’re witches.”