Mar. 9, 2023
Danilo Manco opened The Olive Oil Co. more than 20 years ago to help nourish the United Kingdom’s growing olive oil culture.
Feb. 22, 2023
At Zeet, Quality Is a Family Business
The company produces its own olive oils in Tunisia, Spain and Italy using knowledge gleaned over four generations.
Nov. 16, 2021
COP26 Concludes with Watered-Down Joint Agreement
The nearly 200 countries that signed the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and phase down coal. Critics say not enough was accomplished.
Nov. 8, 2021
World Leaders Pledge Billions to Restore Earth's Forests
More than 120 heads of state agreed to reverse deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 climate summit, pledging €16.4 billion to fulfill their promise.
Sep. 23, 2021
Passenger Plane Flies 560 Kilometers Using Recycled Cooking Oil
In what the airline referred to as a "perfect carbon-neutral" flight, a British Airways Airbus A320neo flew from London to Glasgow powered by a mix of 35 percent recycled cooking oil and conventional jet fuel.
Sep. 16, 2021
Brexit Leads to Sharp Decline in UK Imports of Italian Foods
Officials in the Italian agriculture sector worry that increased bureaucratic hurdles may also lead to an uptick in food fraud.
Jul. 13, 2021 Africa / Middle East
U.K. Drops Tariffs on Tunisian Olive Oil Imports After Signing Trade Deal
Jul. 22, 2020
Study Links Obesity and Dementia, Recommends MedDiet
Following the Mediterranean diet and other healthy lifestyle habits helps people maintain a normal body mass index and, in turn, lowers the risks of developing dementia later in life, researchers found.
May. 25, 2020
UK Publishes New Guidelines on Plant Imports to Stem Xylella Risk
The U.K. requires confirmation that an imported olive or almond plant's place of production and its 200-meter surrounding area has been Xylella-free for one year before the plant is imported.
Apr. 24, 2020
UK Calls for 'Spittlebug Spies' to Gather Evidence for Xylella Project
The "spies" provide scientists with data to track the potential spread of Xylella fastidiosa.
Apr. 21, 2020
UK Tightens Rules on Olive Tree Imports
E.U. emergency measures were not enough to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa according to threats highlighted in a pest risk assessment.
Feb. 3, 2020
Andalusian Minister Wants Fast Deal for Perishable Foods After Brexit
While the U.K. and Europe determine their future relationship, Carmen Crespo has called on Brussels to push for a deal that would ease the transport of perishable food items between the two.
Jan. 29, 2020
38 Complete Sommelier Program in London
A diverse, international group of professionals gathered in central London to for a comprehensive five-day program on olive oil quality.
Sep. 23, 2019
Researchers Chart Pest Sightings in Effort to Protect Against Xylella
Using data collected from across the United Kingdom, scientists are creating a comprehensive record of where Xylella-carrying pests are found.
Jan. 13, 2014
On the Rise: Olive Oil Tastings in the U.K.
Thanks to cookery shows, the web, and the availability of quality olive oil, Britons now want to comprehend the magic behind the product.
Jan. 27, 2012
Trials and Tribulations of Commercial Olive Oil Production in the U.K.
The United Kingdom might not be the first location for a commercial olive grove that springs to mind, but Neil Davy, proprietor of Huggit's Farm in Kent, has other ideas.