Feb. 23, 2012
A new study illustrates the chemical diversity of olive oil varietals in the U.S. to fine-tune standards and prevent trade restrictions for American exporters.
Feb. 19, 2012
It seemed like a segment from last summer that also starred the globetrotting Paul Miller and a healthy dose of sensationalist reporting. But there was one very surprising difference.
Jan. 28, 2012
Dan Flynn, Tom Mueller, Mike Bradley, Bob Bauer. It's no wonder one senator called it the "most interesting informational meeting I've ever been to."
Nov. 20, 2011
In the new book, Extra Virginity, there's plenty of blame to go around for the "widespread dumbing down of olive oil quality," but author Tom Mueller reserves perhaps his most direct castigation for the International Olive Council.
Nov. 15, 2011
The president of South Africa's olive oil producers' association said the country's government has formed a committee to consider adopting Australia's standard.
Oct. 31, 2011
Miller leads a new alliance that aims to connect producers and consumers with an olive oil quality indexing system and restoring the "good brand" of extra virgin.
Oct. 19, 2011
Articles published on the same day in two major American newspapers put olive oil in the spotlight again. Readers' comments in the Washington Post offered a glimpse at some American reactions to Association 3E's super-premium initiative.
Oct. 11, 2011
The IOC invited producers to help it better understand olive oils that fell outside of its standards. The limited response was discussed last week in Madrid.
Sep. 30, 2011
In a memorandum sent to Standards Australia, Codex and Australia's agriculture and foreign affairs ministries, the IOC laid out what it sees as a troubling development.
Aug. 24, 2011
"Top olive oils offer unforgettable bursts of pleasure, and leave you wanting more. It is these moments of happiness that drive us each time to undertake such a huge organizational effort." - Kersten Wetenkamp
Aug. 17, 2011
Suddenly olive oil companies in Italy and Spain and American importers of European products are introducing olive oils with a surprising new selling point.
Jul. 24, 2011
As Australian olive oil celebrated new voluntary standards making it more difficult for European exporters to do business there, its sibling isn't along for the ride.
Jul. 12, 2011
Calling the American market a "top priority," Olive Council Director Jean-Louis Barjol was in Washington to kick off a new $1.7M promotion campaign under the slogan "Add Some Life."
Jun. 12, 2011
The Beyond Extra Virgin conference can fill a room with industry and government luminaries, but how 3E will actually reach its goal of establishing a higher benchmark for olive oil quality, and what the group's ultimate aims are for doing so, remain unclear.