sustainability

Healthy Foods Are More Environmentally Sustainable

A new study reveals a clear link between healthy food and environmental sustainability.

U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

On Monday the U.S. government announced its withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, due to the economic burden of complying with the requirements.
Special Report

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.

In One Brooklyn Bakery, On-Tap Olive Oil Helps Ditch Plastic

In an Italian restaurant and bakery in Bedford-Stuyvesant, shop-goers fill up on olive oils on-tap, leaving single-use glasses and plastics behind.
Olive Oil Times Special

Regenerative Agriculture Predicted to Be One of the Top Food Trends for 2020

A conservation and rehabilitation approach increasingly adopted by olive farmers is listed as one of the top food trends for the coming year.

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.
Special Report

Using Resins to Debitter Olives May Be Eco-Friendly Alternative

Amberlite resins present a possible environmentally-friendly solution to removing bitterness from olives, reducing wastewater and chemicals used in commercially-employed methods.

Quarter of the World’s Population Facing ‘Extreme’ Water Stress

At least ten olive-growing countries in the Mediterranean basin are ranked as "high water stress," according to data compiled by the World Resources Institute.