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Apr. 27, 2016

EU Approves PGI for Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The European Commission approved the Protected Geographical Indication 'PGI Sicilia’ for extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

Apr. 21, 2016

Italian Producers of the World's Best Olive Oils Express Elation

NYIOOC award-winning olive oil producers reacted with elation to the news that their products were among the best in the world, just a year after one of the worst years on record.

Apr. 1, 2016

Report on Italian Olive Oil and the World Consumer

The first report on Italian extra virgin olive oil and the world consumer has been released by Extract, the observatory set up by Unaprol and Ixè

Jan. 25, 2016

In Italy, Reactions to the '60 Minutes' Report on Olive Oil from Anger to Resolve

A report ded­i­cated to mafia involve­ment in Italian agri­cul­ture, and espe­cially the olive oil sec­tor, by CBS News mag­a­zine ​‘60 Minutes’ on January 3, nat­u­rally raised var­i­ous reac­tions. Taking a cue from recent scan­dals involv­ing adul­ter­ated olive oil, CBS News cor­re­spon­dent Bill Whitaker sus­pected the threat of mafia entan­gle­ment through­out the whole ​“Made in Italy” indus­try,

Jan. 1, 2016

'60 Minutes' Looks at Olive Oil Adulteration in Italy

This Sunday, the most successful program in U.S. television history will delve into the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil in Italy and mafia involvement in the agricultural sector.

Dec. 22, 2015

More Obstacles for New PDOs and PGIs in Italy

Despite the difficulties, Italian growers and producers still consider protected origin designations a good way to protect and safeguard their products.

Dec. 18, 2015

Prosecutor in Lecce Seizes Olive Trees, Investigates Scientists for 'Misrepresentation'

Ten people are under investigation for the spreading of a plant disease, willful violation of the provisions on the environment and the "destruction or disfigurement of natural beauty."

Dec. 17, 2015

Decree to 'Decrimanalize' Counterfeit Olive Oil Leads to Protests in Italy

Italian growers are protesting a measure which they say threatens to undermine the struggle against products masquerading as Italian made.

Dec. 11, 2015

Italy 'Not Respecting Obligations' to Eradicate Xylella, EU Says

The eradication of diseased trees have not been sufficient to reassure the EU that Italy is doing all it should to contain the outbreak.

Dec. 10, 2015

Consumer Group Prepares for Class Action in Wake of EVOO Fraud Scandal

The consumer group Codacons is offering free registration to those who say they've been affected by the latest scandal involving the sale of substandard olive oil.

Dec. 3, 2015

Police Uncover 7,000-Ton Olive Oil Fraud in Italy

The oil was sold on the Italian and international markets, in US and Japan, with the statement '100 percent Italian' on the label for an illicit turnover estimated to be in the "tens of millions of euros," according to the State Forestry Corps.

Dec. 2, 2015

Taiwan and U.K. Delegations Tour Italian Olive Oil Centers

Buyers and journalists are in Italy with the hope of expanding trade in olive oils from Tuscany, Campania and Lombardy.

Nov. 13, 2015

World's Largest Olive Oil Producer Responds to Fraud Allegations

Deoleo said it “strictly respects all the laws and regulations relating to food security in all the countries in which it operates."

Nov. 10, 2015

Doing Hard Time in Italy's Last Island Prison Means Making Olive Oil

Inmates at Gorgona press their own oil from an olive variety unique to their prison island.

Nov. 3, 2015

Italian Harvest Off to Strong Start

Farmers are reporting a strong early harvest in terms of production totals and quality.

Oct. 26, 2015

EVOO Takes Center Stage as Milan Expo Winds Down

The universal exhibition was the occasion for an edition of Ercole Olivario, a national competition dedicated to Italian extra virgin olive oils.

Oct. 22, 2015

Heroic Cultivation on Lake Como

Harvesting olives on the steep hillsides around Lake Como is a challenge at Olio Gaiatto. The scenery is one reward for the hard work, the other is the olive oil.

Jul. 1, 2015

L’Oro del Benàco Celebrates Best of Lake Garda

The largest lake of Italy has a great influence on the climate on its banks and is the heart of the world's northernmost olive oil production region.

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