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Jan. 14, 2012

New Sensory Analysis Course to Highlight Olive Oils from La Rioja

A new program designed to raise awareness of the benefits and properties of olive oil will begin this month in Spain's La Rioja province and culminate with a tasting benefit in June.

Dec. 22, 2011

Live Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean style diet can add years to your life. The newest research showed that individuals who followed a Mediterranean diet had a 20 percent chance of living longer.

Dec. 15, 2011

Council Launches Seminar Series on Cultivation and Olive Oil Quality

The International Olive Council is this week hosting a seminar on olive cultivation and olive oil quality issues, the first of what it intends to be ongoing events designed to address topical issues and share expertise.

Aug. 26, 2011

IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey

Questions were added to better understand food technology, fortified foods and foods with added benefits, meal occasions and restaurants, and additional insights into motivators and barriers associated with calories and energy balance, weight management, and physical activity level.

Jun. 27, 2011

U.K. Consumer Guide Reviews Supermarket Olive Oils

A study carried out this month by product-testing magazine ‘Which?’ suggests consumers may not need to reach for the most expensive bottle when searching for high quality olive oil.

Jun. 14, 2011

European Imports of Olive Oil Sharply Higher in Latest Report

Imports of olive oil into the European Union were up 27 percent in the five months to February, according to the International Olive Council’s May market newsletter, released today.

May. 13, 2011

Tapping Hidden Value in Liquid Gold

Science and industry are finding new ways to capture and exploit the healthful properties of olive oil.

May. 11, 2011

Use Any Olive Oil You Like, "As Long as it's Green and Bitter"

Dr. Covas explains why lipid oxidation matters, and that the key to benefiting from EVOO is not to take it as a medicine. “You must enjoy it.”

May. 5, 2011

Carme Ruscalleda Can't Imagine Cooking Without Olive Oil

The only female chef in the world to earn six Michelin stars, Carme Ruscalleda was in the spotlight this week for her promotion of extra virgin olive oil.

May. 4, 2011

A New Way to Detect Olive Oil Adulteration

Researchers at the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid have patented a new system for testing oil purity and quality which they hope to implement in food testing labs around the world.

Apr. 13, 2011

New World Labs Release Latest Jab at Imported Olive Oils

In a redux of last Summer's slamming of imported olive oils, California and Australian labs have teamed up to offer a critical assessment of the quality of America's top-selling brands.

Apr. 3, 2011

Catamarca Unveils New Research Facility for Olive Oil Production

"Producers will gain access to technical assistance in the field and at the pilot plant with the aim of improving the quality of their products." - Flavio Fama, National University of Catamarca

Mar. 21, 2011

An Olive Oil School in the South of France

A port town on the Mediterranean coast of France believes that educating young children is a great way to achieve and maintain a healthy olive oil culture for future generations.

Mar. 21, 2011

Designing Better Olive Oil through Genetic Mapping

Spanish scientists say they have pioneered a genetic map of the olive and isolated genes pivotal to the production of more profitable, higher quality and even healthier olive oil.

Mar. 11, 2011

New Figures Show Growth in Imports and Higher Prices for Italian Olive Oil

Most countries saw imports rise from a year ago, and while the olive oil pricing crisis raged in Spain and Greece, Italian olive oil continued to command a premium.

Feb. 22, 2011

Researchers Look at Cyperus as an Olive Oil Substitute

Researchers say the cultivation of the plant would help Egypt and the rest of the Middle East decrease cooking oil imports and find use for desert land.

Jan. 21, 2011

Report Finds North Americans Hungry for Olive Oil, Often Misled

A new report commissioned by the Olive Council about the North American olive oil market shows more demand, and more confusion as consumers sift through competing messages.

Oct. 29, 2010

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Can Reduce Oxidative Stress

Researchers found extra virgin olive oil and hydrophilic fraction intake induced a significant increase in antioxidant enzyme activity and a decrease in markers of liver damage.