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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."

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.

Mar. 31, 2015

On the Importance of Olive Tree Pruning

“It is fundamental to live like the plant in order to understand what it needs,” the pruner reveals. "Foliage and wood must always be in harmony."

Mar. 25, 2015

Olio Capitale Hands Baton to Milan Expo

Olio Capitale in Trieste, which wrapped up its ninth edition last week, showed that even after the worst of harvests Italian olive oil shines.

Feb. 25, 2015

Proposal to Include Apulia's 'Plain of Olive Trees' on Unesco List

Three municipalities have joined forces to protect an area with a concentration of thousand-year-old olive trees.

Feb. 15, 2015

Olio Capitale Takes Aim at International Markets

Trieste will host the 9th Olio Capitale, Italy's exhibition dedicated to quality extra virgin olive oil.

Feb. 13, 2015

Lucca Goes Extra Virgin

The beautiful town in Tuscany hosts the third edition of ExtraLucca, a cultural and culinary event dedicated to extra virgin olive oil.

Feb. 9, 2015

New Sunrise for an Ancient Town

It is a magic moment for this city illuminated by the first lights of a new beginning in the name of olive oil tradition and its future.

Jan. 27, 2015

After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future

The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.

Jan. 19, 2015

Olives Reach New Heights in Valtellina

One of the consequences of rising temperatures is that it's now possible to cultivate olive trees where it was previously unthinkable.

Jan. 5, 2015

Seggiano Suspends Olive Tree in City Wall

In Seggiano (Tuscany) you can visit a Museum where an olive tree producing the local olive oil (Olivastra saggianese variety) was installed

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