Dec. 1, 2022
New research demonstrated that flavonoids and hydroxytyrosol counteract some of the most deadly impacts of Covid 19, including cytokine storms and lung inflammation.
May. 9, 2022
Childhood Obesity on the Rise in Spain as Adherence to Med Diet Falls
A report by Save the Children highlights Spain's childhood obesity crisis and the rapid decline of the Mediterranean diet. The charity calls for urgent government action.
Apr. 6, 2022
As Most Consumers Find Ways to Cut Costs, Olive Oil Consumption Trends Higher
One survey suggests people are consuming less and looking for cheaper alternatives. However, sustainability and the environment remain relevant values for consumers.
Apr. 5, 2022
Italian Farmhouses Experiencing Post-Pandemic Boom, Report Finds
The latest report from Ismea showed that farmhouse stays are rising compared to other forms of hospitality, with a growing concentration on experience-based stays.
Jan. 25, 2022
Producers Express Alarm in Latest Olive Oil Times Survey
Producers say they face ever-growing hardships from the effects of a global pandemic, climate change, higher production costs, market instability and a persistent lack of consumer understanding about their products.
Jan. 10, 2022
Italy’s Farchioni Becomes First Major Olive Oil Company to Receive Sustainability Certification
The company's environmental reports fall in line with the Untied Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals, Italian authorities confirmed.
Sep. 14, 2021
After Slow Start, South African Producers Celebrate Record Harvest
While many growers reported more rainfall and record harvests, others fared less well and worry about the future.
Sep. 8, 2021
An Art Exhibition Among the Olive Trees in Umbria
An olive grove in Trevi was transformed into the ideal art exhibition venue, hosting installations that reflect on the pandemic and human nature.
Aug. 18, 2021
After Years of Drought and Covid, Australians Celebrate Record-Breaking Harvest
Australian producers expect to produce up to 21,000 tons of olive oil. Boundary Bend, the country’s largest producer, is leading the charge.
Jul. 30, 2021
Just when Olive Oil Tourism Was Trending in Turkey, the Pandemic Hit
The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated Turkey’s fledgling olive oil tourism industry. However, producers believe agritourism is the future of the sector.
Jul. 29, 2021
World Hunger Spiked in 2020 Due to the Pandemic, U.N. Report Says
The organization's officials urged the world to secure the funds and transform their global food supply system to provide for those in need.
Jul. 13, 2021
Traffic Jam at World’s Fourth-Largest Port Disrupts Trade Flow
Shipping experts predict the global supply chain disruption caused by the recent closure of the Port of Yantian, in China, to last for months.
Jun. 30, 2021
Spanish Researchers Begin Trialing Olive-Derived Treatment for Long Covid
A supplement made from polyphenols from olives and flavonoids from oranges will be given to patients to try and alleviate the symptoms associated with long Covid.
Apr. 26, 2021
World Olive Oil Competition Entries Way Up From Turkey, Croatia, Italy, Greece
Producers signed up in record numbers to compete on the world stage, and many submitted new product variations to distinguish their brands in the global marketplace.
Apr. 20, 2021
Olive Oil Consumption Hits Record High in Australia
The International Olive Council predicts that Australians will consume 51,000 tons of olive oil in the 2020/21 fiscal campaign ahead of what could be a record harvest for producers.
Mar. 31, 2021
USDA Funds More Covid Relief Aid for Farmers
Along with extending additional aid to farmers who did not receive any in the previous round, the package adds funding for many other programs, including organic certification.
Mar. 15, 2021
Studies Suggest EVOO Helps Reduce Covid Symptoms
Extra virgin olive oil and other key foods in the Mediterranean diet lower the risk of a cytokine storm, boost the immune system and have antiviral properties.
Feb. 15, 2021
Olive Oil Permeates Greek Social Fabric in Time of Need
From charitable efforts to reversing desertification, olive trees and olive oil continue to play a fundamental role in Greek society.
Feb. 11, 2021
Catalan Producers Emphasize History and Sustainability in Tourism Initiative
The award-winning producers Mil & Un Verd are on a mission: preserve the historical structures and millennial olive trees of their estate while sustainably producing extra virgin olive oil from native varieties.
Feb. 11, 2021
Andalusian Festival Inaugurates Virtual Event
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced some parts of La Molienda de Riogordo olive oil festival online. Organizers are capitalizing on the opportunity to offer an English-language version.
Jan. 4, 2021
California Table Olive Harvest Exceeds Expectations Despite Pandemic, Wildfires
The table olive harvest in the Golden State was between 9,000 and 15,000 tons larger than initially expected. The transition to high density groves has increased efficiency and quality, one of the state's main producers said.