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Jul. 10, 2013

Greece Gets 'Agourelio Chalkidikis' PDO

Local producers say the distinction adds value to their oil known for its low acidity, bright green color and pleasant bitterness.

Jun. 13, 2013

Olive Oil Quality Seals? Take Your Pick

Quality seal programs certify the quality of the olive oils displaying their stickers so consumers can buy with confidence.

Jun. 1, 2013

What Makes a 'DOP' Olive Oil Different?

What does it mean when an olive oil has a label indicating it was made in a Protected Designation of Origin?

Nov. 27, 2012

Two More Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oils Close to Clinching PDO Status

Navarra and Lucena are near to claiming Denomination of Origin status in Europe.

Oct. 22, 2012

How Terra Creta Makes and Markets Olive Oil

"Sometimes you just need good ideas instead of an awful lot of money." Terra Creta export manager Fotis Sousalis

Oct. 14, 2012

Calls for Europe to Promote Olive Oil in General

The need for more generic promotion of olive oil was among issues discussed at the European Commission’s group on olives and olive oil.

Oct. 6, 2012

Two More Greek Regions Apply for Olive Oil PDOs

A 'Protected Designation of Origin' label signals the verified quality of extra virgin olive oil and it is a prize pursued by many oil producing regions of Greece.

Jun. 25, 2012

The Volcanic Olive Oils of Campo de Calatrava

In Spain's Campo de Calatrava region, not even the passage of time, which has gradually disguised most of the signs and symptoms, has succeeded in erasing clues of a troubled history.

Jul. 5, 2011

Are Designations of Origin Working for Italian Olive Oil?

Are the designations of origins helping Italian olive oil producers? The Italian Olive Oil Council tried to provide answers through a report about the Italian olive oil PDO chain.

Jun. 23, 2011

Andalusia Pledges €40M for Producers, Rules Out More Origin Designations

The Andalusian regional government has allocated 40 million euros ($56.6m) to provide short-term loans so its olive oil producers can avoid selling at a loss.

May. 19, 2011

Aguilera: Use Origins to Inform Consumers, Lift Prices

The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.

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.

Mar. 8, 2011

The Biggest Farm in France? Take the Subway

This year's Salon International de l'Agriculture in Paris celebrated the placement of French cuisine on UNESCO's revered list of human cultural heritage.

Nov. 15, 2010

Trás-os-Montes Producers Focus on Quality

The Trasmontanos are said to be daring and hardworking. Whether an accurate stereotype or not, something keeps propelling this region into the international spotlight for premium olive oil.

Nov. 10, 2010

Olive Council Holds Meeting on Geographic Indications

Concerns arise over origin criteria, who confers the special designations; and once an olive oil or table olive has the designation, who protects and polices it.

Oct. 29, 2010

Olive Oil Region in Argentina Launches Origin Certification Program

The San Juan department of Pocito hopes the certificate of origin initiative will help endorse Argentina’s industry and ensure its products are recognized across the world.

Sep. 28, 2010

Farming On the Edge of an Olive's Comfort Zone

You won't find much olive oil production in Italy north of the Cividale plains where Franco Diacoli says his Bianchera olives "never stop growing and developing intense flavors and aromas."

Aug. 4, 2010

La Rioja Claims its EVOO is "Healthier"

The study is part of an effort by Spanish local and national governments during a time where newly emerging olive oil producing nations threaten Spain's dominance of the world market.