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Mar. 29, 2021

Italian Politicians, Farmers Unite to Oppose Nutri-Score

In response to a pro-Nutri-Score petition signed by hundreds of scientists, Italian politicians and farmers have united in opposing to the French labeling system while promoting its alternatives.

Mar. 16, 2021

World Olive Oil Competition Receives Record Number of Entries

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition announced it had received 1,158 entries for the 2021 edition, breaking the previous record of 1,003 set in 2018.

Mar. 16, 2021

New Legislation Aims to Limit Use of ‘California’ on Olive Oil Labels

Supporters of Assembly Bill 535 say it will protect California growers from unfair business practices. Detractors believe the bill punishes large producers and is unconstitutional.

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Mar. 5, 2021

NYIOOC World Registration to Close March 15

The deadline to enter brands in the 2021 edition of the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition has been set to March 15.

Feb. 12, 2021

Remains of 2,500-Year-Old Mill Discovered in Italy

They believe it is the earliest olive oil mill found in Magna Graecia, a region that encompasses most of Italy's southern coastline, where ancient Greek colonists arrived 3,500 years ago.

Feb. 8, 2021

Nutri-Score Label Not Required for Spanish Olive Oil, Minister Says

The minister added that he wants to revise olive oil’s current score upward. Meanwhile, opposition grows among Italian politicians and the European food authority is getting involved.

Nov. 29, 2020

New Insights Into the World’s Oldest Bottle of Olive Oil

After a series of studies, researchers were able to confirm the content of a bottle found at an archaeological site near Mount Vesuvius was indeed olive oil. The discovery sheds light on the oil's molecular evolution over time.

Nov. 17, 2020

Trump's Days in Power Are Numbered, But His Tariffs May Endure

While European exporters are optimistic that the Biden administration will reset trading relations, the effects on the domestic olive oil sector remains to be seen.

Oct. 12, 2020

Italian Researchers Say Nutri-Score Treats Shoppers 'Like Children'

Experts opposed to the adoption of the Nutri-Score labeling system in Europe say it's an oversimplified solution to a complicated issue.

Oct. 1, 2020

Demand for Extra Virgin Drives Olive Oil Sales in Spain

While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.

Sep. 28, 2020

Seven Countries Protest Adoption of Nutri-Score at European Meeting

Italy, the Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Hungary, Cyprus and Romania asked the E.U. to take a new approach to the subject of front-of-pack labeling.

Sep. 21, 2020

Some Signs Suggest Better Outlook for Greek Farmers

Lower yield predictions in Spain and Italy open new hopes for Greek olive growers as harvesting begins.

Sep. 16, 2020

Climate and Covid Worry Farmers Preparing for Harvest

An Olive Oil Times survey reveals a season of growing uncertainties and challenges for olive oil producers.

May. 18, 2020

Greek Producers Achieve Record Wins at NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Greek brands had their best showing ever, earning an all-time record of 69 of the world's most coveted olive oil quality awards.

May. 18, 2020

Mediterranean Diet Most Effective for Reducing Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds

In diets other than the Mediterranean, most weight loss benefits disappeared within a year and the risk of heart disease also rose.

May. 15, 2020

Southern Italy's Producers Shine in Early NYIOOC Results

Among the first winners of the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition are farmers from Campania, Puglia and Sicily.

May. 15, 2020

World’s Best Olive Oils for 2020 Unveiled

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition has released its annual listing of award winners, widely considered the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

May. 13, 2020

Spanish Producers Among the Early Winners at 2020 NYIOOC

With 25 awards so far, Spain and Italy lead this year's ranking at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest, which is unveiling the results throughout the week.

May. 11, 2020

World Olive Oil Competition Rolls Out 2020 Winners

The reveal of this year's best extra virgin olive oils began at 9:00 AM, New York time, and will continue each day this week.

Apr. 21, 2020

Mixed Fortunes for European Olive Oil Sector Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Olive oil consumption has crept up as a result of the pandemic and prices of extra virgin, virgin and lampante olive oils have started to stabilize. However, both exports and imports are expected to fall.

Apr. 17, 2020

Producers in Spain Prepare for New Reality as Crisis Grinds On

The immediate economic impact of the coronavirus crisis is being felt by producers in Spain to varying degrees as they gauge its lasting effects on the sector.

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