Jan. 14, 2012
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. 15, 2011
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
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
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
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. 11, 2011
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
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.
Apr. 13, 2011
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
"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
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
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 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
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
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.