opinions

Mar. 14, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As the ‘World’s Best Olive Oil’

Identifying 'the best' among the world's exceptional olive oils is misguided.

Jul. 21, 2017

A Perfect Olive Oil Martini

A summer cocktail for an olive oil purist.

Nov. 28, 2016

Brazilian Politics: 10, Olive Oil: 0

Olive oil producers like Rafael Marchetti find themselves in a catch-22. Whereas their niche food industry is welcomed and needed in Brazil, the political and economic whirlwind sweeping the country doesn't seem like it will end anytime soon.

Nov. 3, 2014

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.

Jan. 26, 2014

An 'Interactive' Lesson in Olive Oil Fraud

Oversimplification of complicated topics for short attention spans can disguise what is, all too often, just more misinformation.

Dec. 3, 2013

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

Sicily's huge environmental and biodiversity heritage must be preserved and promoted through a Protected Designation of Origin.

Sep. 25, 2013

U.S. Launches Coordinated Strikes on E.U. Olive Oil Strongholds from Washington and Sacramento

It might not have been the offensive many were expecting over the past few weeks, though it was carefully targeted.

Sep. 17, 2013

Trade Commission Report a Good Read for New World Producers

A report released last week by the U.S. International Trade Commission made for a good weekend read, especially in California.

Aug. 9, 2013

Experts Skeptical of Dalmia's Pomace Oil 'Discovery'

With one sample, the Indian Olive Association's asserted "the humble olive pomace oil contains generous quantities of antioxidants."

Jul. 24, 2013

Olive Oil and Trade Talks

Whether any common ground will emerge in the two wings of U.S. trade policy is anyone’s guess, but it seems unlikely.

Jun. 26, 2013

Olive Oil Industry Megatrends

Simon Field looks at some global trends to consider when planning to sustain and grow olive oil enterprises.

May. 20, 2013

Olive Groves and 'Fracking'

It turns out that the biggest threat to our olive groves is not Chinese crops, Moroccan production, low prices or CAP reform.

Apr. 22, 2013

Climate Change Effects on Vines Should Alarm Olive Oil Producers

A study predicts that the climate change will totally change the global map of wine making, and where wine goes, olives follow.