organic olive oil

Dec. 18, 2020

Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods

While the majority of olive oil production still comes from traditional growers in the Mediterranean, newer farms are focusing on more efficient orchards and experiencing a steady growth in production.

Nov. 12, 2020

Experts in Italy Offer Advice for Olive Growers Combating the Fruit Fly

Careful monitoring of traps and applying treatments at the right times are among the keys to preventing extensive damage from the olive tree pest, experts say.

Jul. 20, 2020

Organic Olive Cultivation Continues to Grow in Spain

The land area dedicated to organic olive farming in Spain rose to 209,288 hectares in 2019.

Nov. 5, 2019

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.

Jul. 23, 2019

Experts Offer Tips on Preparing for the Warm Season in Organic Olive Groves

The warm season corresponds to crucial phases for olive trees. Two experts provided their suggestions for the successful management of the organic olive grove in these conditions.

Apr. 3, 2019

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Jul. 9, 2018

Biodynamic Farming: Somewhere Between Science and Faith

Olive groves at the award-winning farm Marina Palusci are managed in accordance with biodynamics, a much-debated but often successful method.

Mar. 26, 2018

Organic Farming, High Quality Often Hand In Hand

Farms like Antica Quercia Verde, among the best organic brands of the year, are contributing to Italy's leadership in the sector.

Mar. 12, 2018

Consumers in Spain Don't Appreciate Organic EVOO, Researchers Say

The established position of conventional extra virgin olive oil in Spain leaves little room for its organic version.

Dec. 12, 2017

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.

Sep. 14, 2017

An Oasis of Award-Winning EVOO in Tabernas

Sergio Leone, the Italian filmmaker, chose the desert region of Tabernas as a film location for his Spaghetti Westerns. Few believed the area was right for olive oil production.

Jul. 17, 2017

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

After lengthy negotiations, EU negotiators have agreed on new rules for EU organic products.

May. 23, 2017

For Spain's 'La Olivilla,' Winning Top Award, Restoring Nature Go Hand in Hand

Just five years ago, a group of neighboring farmers in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain decided to work together and produce high-quality olive oil with respect for the environment. Last month, their Dehesa de la Sabina earned the industry's top award.

Jan. 10, 2011

Spain's LA Organic Targets Colombia

The move into the Colombian market follows reports that find consumers there becoming more aware of the benefits of olive oil amid a growing demand for gourmet products.

Oct. 29, 2010

French Olive Oil Producers Going Organic

Jean Marie Guerin says he's lucky to be isolated from other orchards. "My domaine is right out in the country, far from any pollution. I don’t have as many flies as the other growers.”

Jul. 8, 2010

New Organic Logo in Europe

The so-called “Euro-Leaf” will now be obligatory on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the necessary standards.

Jun. 25, 2010

A Regional Approach to Help Organic Olive Oil Producers

BiolMed will create a permanent transnational network made up of “Circles to Promote Quality Organic Olive Oil.”

Jun. 17, 2010

Mark Kailis Has an Appetite For Organic Olive Oil

In a bid to become the world's largest organic olive oil producer, Mark Kailis says now is the the time to communicate with consumers about olive oil quality.

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