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Sep. 13, 2022

Sustainability Key to Success of Central Italy’s Award-Winning Producers

Producers from Central Italy reflected on success at the 2022 NYIOOC and looked ahead to the coming harvest.

Aug. 18, 2022

Europe Confronts Worst Drought in 500 Years, Officials Say

Countries in southern and western Europe are bearing the bunt of the drought, with varying impacts on olive farmers and society writ large.

Jul. 25, 2022

Europe Reconsiders Pesticide Ban as Global Food Crisis Looms

The Commission had proposed an ambitious plan to cut pesticide use in half by 2020. Nearly half of E.U. member states oppose the move.

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Jun. 6, 2022

The Olive Farm that Breathed New Life into Cyprus’s No Man’s Land

Atsas started as a farm ion deteriorated land in the island’s buffer zone, and evolved into a leading olive oil producer in less than a decade.

May. 23, 2022

Modern Techniques and Ancient Groves a Winning Combination for Solar Olives

The Lebanese producer has coupled traditional varieties and cultivation techniques with modern millign and marketing to produce an award-winning brand.

May. 16, 2022

Quest for Quality Behind an Israeli Producer's Award-Winning Results

On the banks of the Jordan River the producers of KeremZait experiment and innovate to produce outstanding olive oils.

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Feb. 10, 2022

New Rules in Italy Set Standards for Oleotourism Operators

The rules create guidelines for certified operators two years after oletourism's inclusion in the national budget.

Feb. 8, 2022

Officials Hope Winning Results Spur Olive Production in Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has experienced faster growth in olive tree cultivation than any other European country since 1977. Quality has also improved.

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. 20, 2022

The Essential Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

What makes an olive oil ‘extra virgin?’ How is EVOO made, and why is it the healthiest cooking oil? We have answers.

Jan. 10, 2022

Pests Plague Wild Olives on Croatian Island as Producers Remain Steadfast

The olive borer, fly and moth have damaged olive trees on the island of Pag. Producers insist they will still manage to craft award-winning oils.

Dec. 30, 2021

What Are Polyphenols and Why Should You Care?

The naturally occurring plant compounds that are abundant in high-quality extra virgin olive oils provide a range of health benefits.

Dec. 17, 2021

Greeks Are Consuming Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Greeks are among the top per capita consumers of olive oil in the world but have cut back on the highest grade.

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Sep. 14, 2021

Intensive Olive Farms Contribute to Desertification in Spain, Experts Warn

Researchers caution that one-fifth of Spain is at risk of desertification. Poor agricultural and land-use practices paired with historic mismanagement are largely to blame.

Aug. 23, 2021

Study Suggests New Approach to Promoting a Heart-Healthy Diet

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of dozens of studies to determine the relationship between specific foods and heart disease.

Aug. 19, 2021

Researchers Work to Identify Olive Varieties Best Adapted to Higher Temperatures

With average temperatures estimated to rise 7 ºC by 2100, researchers want to know which varieties will thrive in the Mediterranean’s future climate.

Aug. 13, 2021

Northern Italian Producers Share Secrets of Success at World Olive Oil Competition

A unique climate paired with a focus on local varieties helped propel producers from across the north of the country to success at the 2021 NYIOOC.

Aug. 12, 2021

People Here Use More Olive Oil than Anywhere Else in The World

Sammarinese consume an average of 22 kilograms of olive oil each year, or about a liter every two weeks.

Aug. 5, 2021

California’s Olive Oil Producers Face Uncertain Future as Historic Drought Continues

While some farmers remain optimistic that research and preparation will yield a fruitful future, others worry about the diminishing prospects of surface irrigation.

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. 23, 2021

One-Fifth of Italy at Risk of Desertification, Irrigation Experts Warn

With less rain and water-saving infrastructure lacking, experts warn that the water crisis in Italy costs farmers €1 billion per year.

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