Jan. 6, 2021
Archaeologists found a 2,000-year-old ritual bath, known as a Mikveh. The finding underscores the importance of olive oil production in Gethsemane during the time of Christ.
Dec. 2, 2020
Researchers in Spain found that consuming olive oil made from the wild Acebuche variety may significantly lower excessive arterial pressure and combat the consequences of retinal hypertension.
Nov. 29, 2020
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
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
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
While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.
Aug. 31, 2020
Researchers found that consuming high-polyphenol extra virgin olive oil significantly reduced peripheral and central systolic blood pressure in healthy adults.
Aug. 7, 2020
Forty six member producers – representing a majority of the COOC’s production and revenue – condemned the change to the agreement, arguing it devalued the trade association and California olive oil.
Jul. 29, 2020
Up to two billion tons of CO2 could be absorbed each year by adding crushed rocks to farmlands. The technique could be employed by countries to help them meet their climate targets.
Jul. 13, 2020
While conservationists have hailed the move as a step in the right direction, many of them have urged the country's ministry fo agriculture to make the ban permanent.
Jul. 10, 2020
The Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities has named a 1,100-year-old olive tree on Mallorca the “best monumental olive tree in Spain.”
Jun. 30, 2020
Japanese producers enjoyed a record-breaking year at the World Olive Oil Competition, proving that one of the newest frontiers in olive cultivation can compete with the rest.
Mar. 26, 2020
For the first time, judging for the world's largest olive oil competition will be conducted remotely.
Mar. 23, 2020
An Olive Oil Times survey reveals growing despair and uncertainty for an industry that seemed under attack even before the pandemic arrived.
Mar. 11, 2020
At a time when Italy's agriculture sector was already reeling, the coronavirus lockdown has wiped out major spring events and promotional activities.
Feb. 27, 2020
The rising number of coronavirus infections across northern Italy has impacted every corner of the country's agriculture sector, from harvesting and production to tourism and exports.
Feb. 19, 2020
A revised list of tariffs on E.U. products spares Greek olive oils.
Feb. 17, 2020
Using extra virgin olive oil as a loss-leader allows food retailers to draw customers in a challenging economy, but the olive growers and mills are the ones paying the price.