Greece

May. 4, 2021

Producers in Greece Generate Electricity with Olive Mill Wastewater

Producers can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.

May. 3, 2021

Greek Producers Await Reopening of Restaurants, Tourism

Industry professionals believe that the reopening of the food businesses could put the stagnant market back in motion.

Apr. 16, 2021

Wild Edible Vegetables, a Hidden Gem of Greek Cuisine

Organic and always served with olive oil, wild veggies are a staple dish in Greece and a source of vitamins and nutrients.

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Mar. 4, 2021

Exports and Prices Are Looking Up in Greece

The limited supply of extra virgin olive oil in Europe has created the conditions for an upward trend in producer prices in Greece following an uptick in exports.

Mar. 3, 2021

Pressure Mounts in Greece to Settle Dispute Over Kalamata Appellation

Producers are asking the government to repeal a law allowing the term ‘Kalamata’ to be used outside of Messenia. A new PDO designation could be the solution.

Feb. 17, 2021

Bringing Olive Oil Tourism to Greece’s Most Popular Island

Anita Zachou is determined to turn Mykonos into a leading olive oil tourism destination, even though the island produces no EVOO of its own.

Nov. 18, 2020

Second Wave of Covid Hampers Harvest in Greece

A newly-imposed lockdown has brought Greece to a standstill and created a logistical nightmare for olive growers. Some health experts believe the start of the harvest is partly responsible for the spread of the virus.

Oct. 27, 2020

Prices Open Higher in Greece Amid Shortage of Laborers

Early seasonal prices have reached €3.80 per kilo while the lack of foreign workers has prevented some harvesting activities in Greece.

Oct. 12, 2020

The Mindful Production Behind an Award-Winning Greek Producer

For three generations the Gyftakis family has crafted extra virgin olive oil in one of the most fertile regions of Greece. Over time, they have learned to let nature take its course and attentively reap its rewards.

Oct. 5, 2020

Greece Pledges €126M Aid to Olive Oil Producers for Pandemic-Related Losses

Around 145,000 beneficiaries of the program are expected to receive €300 per hectare of olive grove if the plan receives approval from the European Commission.

Oct. 1, 2020

Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu

Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.

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.

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.

Oct. 28, 2019

Despite Tariff Exemption, Greek Producers Struggle to Export Their Oil

With U.S. tariffs on some Spanish olive oil imports coming into force, Greek producers should have an advantage over Spain. However, the nation has not been able to profit from exporting its olive oil reserves.

Oct. 23, 2019

Exemption from U.S. Tariffs Creates Opportunity for Greek Exporters

Recently imposed tariffs on some Spanish olive oil exports to the United States could help Greek producers and exporters increase their presence in the lucrative U.S. olive oil market.

Oct. 9, 2019

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Sep. 9, 2019

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.

Aug. 19, 2019

Bag-in-Box Containers Prove Superior for Olive Oil Storage

Researchers found bag-in-box containers retained extra virgin quality standards longer than tin-plated steel containers.

Jun. 12, 2019

Greek Award Winners Already Looking to Repeat

With the historically poor harvest season behind them, Greek producers who managed a win in New York are setting their sights on brand building and achieving consistent quality.

May. 29, 2019

No Consensus on This Year’s Production in Greece

Estimates of this year’s olive oil production by key stakeholders offer contrasting pictures of the quantities of extra virgin olive oil that may be available on the Greek market for this season.

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