May. 17, 2023
Producers across California overcame frost, drought and rising prices to yield some of the world’s best extra virgin olive oils.
May. 16, 2023
Europe Pressures U.S. to Drop Trump-Era Tariffs
As the E.U. attempts to compel American compliance at the World Trade Organization, Spanish table olive producers prepare to take on the Commerce Department in court.
May. 16, 2023
Meet the Native American Tribe Behind Award-Winning Olive Oil
Over two decades, Jim Etters has helped guide the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation’s Séka Hills brand to four NYIOOC triumphs while focusing on sustainability.
Apr. 24, 2023
Americans Find Cost of Food Biggest Barrier to a Healthy Diet, Survey Finds
Just fifteen percent of Americans are familiar with the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits, a Cleveland Clinic survey finds.
Apr. 24, 2023
U.S. Producers Weathered a Difficult Season and Emerged with Good Results
Although the yield is expected to be 50 percent lower than last year, there are reasons for a positive outlook.
Apr. 21, 2023
The Challenges and Triumphs of Taking Over an Olive Farm in California
Since purchasing Pitchouline and rebranding as Pura Grove, Tim Bui has continued the Southern California producer's legacy of quality.
Jan. 18, 2023
Food Labels Might Curtail Climate Impact of U.S. Fast Food Restaurants
JAMA Network Open published new research that described the crucial role climate impact labels might play in boosting U.S. consumers' food choices.
Nov. 28, 2022
Most Americans Overestimate the Healthiness of Their Diets, Study Suggests
Only one in 10 accurately self-assesses the healthiness of their eating habits.
Nov. 22, 2022
Thanksgiving with a Tuscan Twist
Extra virgin olive oil enhances classic Thanksgiving dishes, adding new flavor dimensions and lightening up the butter-soaked holiday.
Nov. 2, 2022
Scientists Expect Drought in Western U.S. to Continue Through Spring
The forecast comes as new research demonstrates the significant impact that drought, heatwaves and wildfires have on agriculture across the country.
Oct. 17, 2022
Greece Hails Strong Presence in U.S. Table Olive Market as Exports Rise
Greece ranked second among table olives exporters to the United States in the first half of 2022 but received the highest prices.
Oct. 6, 2022
Biden Administration Plans Overhaul of Nutrition Labeling
New guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will focus on overall dietary patterns instead of specific macro and micronutrients.
Sep. 30, 2022
Inflation Cuts Premium Food Sales in U.S., but Not EVOO
A recent survey found six in 10 Americans are buying less premium or luxury food. However, importers and producers reported no drop in olive oil sales.
Jan. 11, 2022
Burning Biomass in Europe Causes Deforestation in the U.S., Scientists Warn
The U.S. wood pellet industry is the largest supplier for European wood-burning power plants, which scientists argue may undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Dec. 15, 2021
Brightland Drops Claims that Most Olive Oils in U.S. Are Adulterated, Rancid
The California-based company volunteered to remove statements from its website after the North American Olive Oil Association filed a complaint.
Dec. 8, 2021
Calif. Olive Farmers Should Blame Their Government for Inability to Compete with Spain, Not the E.U.
Uncle Sam paid U.S. farmers a record-high $46.5 billion in 2020. Olive farmers in California missed out.
Dec. 7, 2021
U.S. Households Could Slash Emissions by Reducing Junk Food Consumption
A new study suggests 71 percent of households could improve their carbon footprint by consuming less junk food and not buying in bulk.
Nov. 29, 2021
Son of Pioneering Oregonian Wine Producers Blazes a Trail for Olive Oil
The owner of the state’s only commercial mill reflects on the challenges of producing award-winning olive oil in Oregon.
Nov. 23, 2021
Why the U.S. Lags Behind Other Western Nations on Carbon Tax Issue
Implementing a carbon tax is increasingly viewed as one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. has struggled to pass one.
Nov. 20, 2021
WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute
The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.
Nov. 15, 2021
Heart Association Declines to Endorse EVOO Consumption in Latest Guidance
The AHA recommended that Americans eat liquid plant oils instead of tropical oils, animal fats and partially hydrogenated fats, but stopped short of singling out extra virgin olive oil.