Editor's Picks

Jan. 16, 2020

Olive Oil Times Survey Shows a Better Harvest, While Challenges Persist

Producers around the world were asked to rate this year's harvest and share their concerns. Climate change, low prices and a lack of consumer knowledge are at the top of their minds.

Dec. 11, 2019

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Can Protect Against Dementia

Tests on lab mice demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil delays the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Dec. 5, 2019

Nearly One-third of World's Olive Oil Made from Picual

The newly published reference guide, International Olive Growing: Worldwide Analysis and Summary, sheds light on a number of interesting olive oil-related statistics.

Sep. 19, 2019

Scientists Find Earliest Evidence of Olive Oil in Central Europe

Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.

Sep. 12, 2019

Six Years With No Cure: The Continuing Consequences of Xylella

While the body of research on Xylella fastidiosa has expanded significantly since its discovery, so has the complexity of the disease. With no cure in sight, farmers must learn to adapt.

Sep. 5, 2019

EVOO Absorbs Polyphenols From Veggies When Cooked Together, Study Finds

Researchers found that polyphenols are exchanged between vegetables and olive oil during the sofrito preparation, becoming more accessible and easier to absorb after this type of preparation.

Oct. 22, 2018

Oldest Known Bottle of Olive Oil on Display in Naples Museum

The nearly 2,000-year-old bottle filled with solidified olive oil will be displayed at the National Archaeological Museum.

Aug. 9, 2018

Coating Food Prep Surfaces With Cooking Oil May Prevent Cross-Contamination

According to one researcher, the new discovery could have numerous applications that make food processing and preparation safer and more cost-efficient.

Jul. 19, 2018

Deoleo Fights Back Against 'Fake News'

The world's largest olive oil company has gone on the offensive against click-bait headlines.

Jul. 11, 2018

CEO of Largest Olive Oil Company Calls the Industry's Business Model 'Broken'

Pierluigi Tosato spoke today to a group representing major importers and said the industry was going about it all wrong.

May. 9, 2018

World Olive Oil Consumption Hasn't Risen Since 2003, Even With 1B More People

Countless studies have proved the health benefits of olive oil. Why are we consuming less today than we did 14 years ago?

May. 4, 2018

Can Xylella Be Stopped?

Five years into the Xylella fastidiosa tragedy, scientists fear its continued spread may be inevitable.

Nov. 27, 2017

Olives Grown at High Altitudes Found to Have More Antioxidants

A study found a positive relationship between altitude and levels of CoQ10, tocopherols and phenolic compounds.