Greece

Sep. 21, 2020

Some Signs Suggest Better Outlook for Greek Farmers

Lower yield predictions in Spain and Italy open new hopes for Greek olive growers as harvesting begins.

Sep. 9, 2020

Greek Salad is Trending

At a time when consumers are reconsidering options and choosing healthier foods, the Greek salad is enjoying a moment as an accessible and delicious dish high in nutritional value.

Sep. 8, 2020

Ancient Olive Mill Transformed Into ‘Solidarity Kitchen’ on Lesbos

Situated above the massive Moria refugee camp on the eastern Greek isle, volunteers have turned an old oil mill into an impromptu community kitchen and are helping to provide 1,000 meals each day.

Aug. 31, 2020

Mounting Concerns in Greece as Harvest Nears

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and persistently low olive oil prices remain the biggest worries for producers.

Aug. 25, 2020

Cretan Producers Unite to Sell Olive Oils Under New Trade Association

The new bloc will promote Cretan olive oil under a common identity with the goals of achieving commercial recognition outside of Greece and gaining a larger market share.

Aug. 17, 2020

'Elaiolado Makris' Gets PDO Status

Extra virgin olive oil from Makri becomes the first agricultural product from the region of Thrace to receive Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union.

Apr. 14, 2020

Europe Approves €1B in Aid for Greek Agriculture

Farming enterprises are eligible to receive up to €100,000 ($109,000) in repayable advances under the aid program.

Mar. 30, 2020

Domestic Consumption Rises in Greece Amid COVID-19, Economic Growth Predicted to Halt

Greek olive oil remains in high demand among national consumers as the country's economic growth is predicted to grind to a halt.

Feb. 24, 2020

Greeks Call for Strategic Plan in Wake of Low Prices

The minister of agriculture has called for a plan to support the olive oil industry after private storage aid was rejected as inefficient for the Greek sector

Feb. 19, 2020

Greek Olive Oil Gets New Exemption From US Tariffs

A revised list of tariffs on E.U. products spares Greek olive oils.

Jan. 15, 2020

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander's, but Not Cretan Producers'

Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

Jan. 10, 2020

New Year, Same Problems for Greek Olive Oil Producers

Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.

Nov. 18, 2019

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.

Feb. 25, 2019

Mapping the Polyphenols of Greek EVOOs for Healthy Aging

Extra virgin olive oils from Crete were found to contain the highest polyphenols load. Two-phase processing was also found to better preserves phenols in olive oil.

Feb. 4, 2019

Greek Producers Report Poor Harvest for Quantity, Quality

After a bad harvest, olive farmers and oil producers may not be able to receive compensation. However, small producers have a chance to shine in a depleted field of competitors.

Jan. 31, 2019

The Rise of Organic Olive Oil in Greece

Small-scale Greek producers are taking a gamble that the risk of investing in organic olive oil production will pay off. Some say Greece has the ideal conditions in which to do so.

Jan. 29, 2019

Olive Farming Around the 'Navel of the World'

After years of decline and neglect, olive farming and oil production are making a comeback in the historic Greek region.

Dec. 18, 2018

Black Markets Cited as Major Problem for Greek Table Olives

Executives are highly concerned about what they see as a key challenge to the manufacturing sector of table olives.

Dec. 3, 2018

Greeks Moving Away from Med Diet, Survey Finds

The eating habits in Greece have been sharply influenced by the financial crisis and global nutritional trends.

Nov. 27, 2018

Lower Volumes Forecast As Harvest in Greece Hits Its Stride

A reduction in quality and quantity is expected In the majority of olive oil making territories compared to last year

Oct. 16, 2018

A New 'Greek Mark' for Olives and Olive Oil

Seven companies in Greece that produce table olives and extra virgin and virgin olive oil were the first in the country to display a "Greek Mark" on their labeling, part of a project to distinguish Greek products in foreign markets.

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