organic olive oil

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

After lengthy negotiations, EU negotiators have agreed on new rules for EU organic products.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Tunisia Second Among Africa’s Organic Exporters

Despite the economic difficulties, some organic farmers have developed successful initiatives to rank Tunisia as the second largest exporter of organic products in Africa.
Special Report

Some of the Best Olive Oils are Made in Croatia

This Mediterranean country bordering the Adriatic Sea has been growing olives for centuries but has only recently been gaining recognition as a small but significant producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Organic Farmers Cautiously Optimistic

Organic olive oil producers in Italy say they are hopeful that painful lessons learned and the cycle of nature will lead to a better harvest ahead.