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.
The World’s Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking
The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.
Reactions Underscore ‘Super Premium’s’ Long Road Ahead
Articles published on the same day in two major American newspapers put olive oil in the spotlight again. Readers' comments in the Washington Post offered a glimpse at some American reactions to Association 3E's super-premium initiative.
California Agriculture Magazine’s Spotlight on Olive Oil
Sparked by huge changes in the California olive industry in recent years, California Agriculture magazine devoted an issue to olive oil production and quality factors.