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Mar. 24, 2017

Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.

Mar. 21, 2017

Farmer Fights Homophobia with Olive Oil Brand

Mark Dyer launched The Gay Farmer brand of organic EVOO in 2008 after a friend jokingly asked him, "What are you calling yourself, the bloody gay farmer?"

Mar. 14, 2017

Filmmaker to Tell Story of Struggling Olive Farmers in Spain in 90s

Filmmaker Matthew Jeffrey wants to tell the story of how Spain's construction boom and bust affected olive farmers.

Dec. 12, 2016

Gherib Brahim Wins 'Marathon of the Olive Trees'

The spirit of the marathon was perfectly portrayed by French Runner Dofosse Gilles who crossed the finish line carrying a leafy olive branch. The crowd erupted into cheers and applause at Gilles' gesture and the symbol of peace.

Dec. 8, 2016

Low Algerian Olive Oil Exports Blamed on 'Persistent Social Hurdles'

The region of Kabylia produces around nine million liters of olive oil annually but has struggled to export its oil because of deeply-rooted social hurdles.

Dec. 8, 2016

Chile Celebrates Olives From Azapa

This year, the small, fertile valley achieved its hard-fought geographic indication, On the far northern edge of the Atacama desert, Azapa receives no rain, yet wells fed by the winters in the high plains above provide year-round water.

Nov. 29, 2016

Olive Oil Tours Go From Farm to Bottle

Through the boughs of olive trees, bending under the weight of their fruits, visitors to Spain, Italy, and Croatia can experience the harvest that has kept these nations alive and healthy for generations.

Nov. 29, 2016

Immortalizing Ancient Olive Trees Through Images

Adoni Dimakos follows the Laconian paths the Medieval geographer Pausanias walked in the 2nd century to capture endangered olive oil trees in images and 'sensitize' local farming populations about their eradication.

Nov. 28, 2016

Want to Restore Democracy? Grab a Fork

Research suggests a European diet precedes the advent of a middle class, and middle class means democracy.

Nov. 28, 2016

Sfax, Capital of Arab Culture, Hosts First International Olive Oil Festival

The Sfax Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) organized the first International Festival of the Olive Oil to link Tunisian olive oil exporters with international buyers and importers.

Nov. 18, 2016

Olive Oil Makes Thanksgiving Dishes Soar

Olive oil provides a healthful and tasteful solution to creating dishes that are tasty and more healthy than all that butter.

Nov. 10, 2016

A Harvest for Peace in Israel

Sindyanna of Galilee promotes collaboration between Arabs and Jews to develop the fair trade olive sector.

Oct. 28, 2016

From Golan Heights, Olive Farmer Sees New Markets for His Skincare Line

Avner Talmon harvests the fruit of 23,000 olive trees for organic olive oil and an array of natural cosmetics ranging from facial wash to foot cream.

Oct. 5, 2016

EVOO Meets Art at Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters will host a 'Culture of Italian Olive Oil' event, featuring Italian producers who are passionate about art and agriculture in equal measure.

Sep. 12, 2016

Ancient Mill Discovered on Lesvos

The mill, discovered during the construction of a local road, was in use from the 2nd to the 6th centuries AD.

Sep. 6, 2016

Michelangelo’s Villa for Sale, Olive Mill Included

The villa that once belonged to Michelangelo, which includes an almost 1,000-year-old olive press and millstone, is going for about $8.4 million.

Aug. 26, 2016

Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its 'Sea of Olives'

The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.

Aug. 15, 2016

The Last Charcoal Man of Seville

Years ago, Spanish cities had a store in every neighborhood. José Luis Aguilar is the last charcoal merchant in Seville.

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