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Dec. 17, 2012

New EU Law on Agricultural Product Origins

The precise providence of olive oil can be guaranteed through advanced scientific methods, and is now the basis of an important marketing tool.

Dec. 4, 2012

Two Spanish Olive Oil Regions Get Protection in China

A China-EU deal will protect Spanish olive oils produced under the names Sierra Mágina and Priego de Córdoba from imitatations.

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.

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.

Jul. 27, 2010

Olive Oil Council Considers 80 New Origin Denominations

The majority of these new denominations would apply to olive oil producing nations outside the European Union, like Argentina and Palestine.

Jul. 23, 2010

For Family Making Olive Oil for 425 Years, Practice Makes Perfect

In 1585, 21 year-old William Shakespeare became a proud father of twins. Later that year, the Gonnellis bought a mill from local monks and started making olive oil. They're still at it.

Jun. 14, 2010

An Accidental Purist: Gioia Pinna

Four years ago Gioia Pinna and her husband bought a country retreat in Umbria. Then they decided to make one of the best olive oils in the world.

Jun. 11, 2010

Made in Italy Claim "Used Like an ATM"

Companies are using the words "Made in Italy" like an ATM complained Unaprol's chairman, who called for stricter traceability measures to help Italian farms.

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