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Oct. 11, 2023

Researchers Identify Olive Genes Associated with Fruit Weight

The findings could help growers select the most productive olive varieties. Next, they plan to look for genes associated with polyphenol production.

Sep. 26, 2023

The Story Behind Starbucks Oleato

Starbucks shocked the world by putting olive oil in its coffees. Tommaso Asaro says it's just the beginning.

Sep. 26, 2023

How Monovarietal Olive Oils Promote Ecological Farming, Safeguard Landscapes

Producing monovarietal extra virgin olive oil promotes endemic varieties, which require fewer phytosanitary interventions, preserve landscapes and promote biodiversity.

Jul. 13, 2023

New Cleaning Equipment for Olive Mills Saves Water, Money, Study Finds

Cleaning with a SILAC system, which uses foam-based detergent ad air pressure, reduces the amount of time to clean milling equipment and saves water and money.

Jul. 5, 2023

Promoting Biodiversity, Improving Soil Health Are Key to Tackling the Global Water Crisis

Researchers in Italy argue that building more reservoirs is insufficient to combat the global water crisis; solutions must be found throughout the hydrological cycle.

Jun. 27, 2023

Jaime Lillo Appointed Olive Council Executive Director

As deputy director, Lillo has emphasized olive oil's role in promoting environmental and social sustainability.

Jun. 26, 2023

Canneto Sabino: A Living Legacy of Sabina's Olive Oil Tradition

With roots dating back centuries, the millenary Canneto Sabino symbolizes the history and tradition of olive oil production in southeastern Lazio.

Jun. 13, 2023

European Bird Populations Threatened by Intensive Farming, Study Finds

Eliminating habitats and prey and the increasing use of fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides have contributed to the dramatic decrease in Europe’s birdlife.

Jun. 8, 2023

Exploring the History of Tuscany’s Iconic Olive Landscape

While evidence of the first olive trees in the iconic Italian region date back to the 14th century, the proliferation of olive oil culture started centuries later.

Jun. 6, 2023

Record Temperatures Will Threaten Global Food Supply, Scientists Warn

The Mediterranean region is expected to experience extensive consequences of increasing temperatures and changing precipitation patterns.


Jun. 5, 2023

Farmers and Consumers React to Rising Olive Oil Prices

As drought pushes production prices up across the Mediterranean, farmers and consumers adapt.

Jun. 5, 2023

Goya Spain GM Says the Global Olive Oil Sector Potential Lies with Young Consumers

Antonio Carrasco believes olive oil brands must define themselves through quality while communicating these values to young people.

May. 31, 2023

First-Time NYIOOC Winners Find New Opportunities

From increased media coverage to easier access to lucrative foreign markets, first-time winners at the World Olive Oil Competition reflect on the results of their hardwork and success.

May. 17, 2023

Global Olive Oil Production Predicted to Rebound

USDA economists project that production will rise in Europe and Tunisia.

May. 8, 2023

AI Tool for Olive Farmers Will Improve Yields, Reduce Costs, Researchers Say

Citoliva, an Andalusia-based nonprofit, is developing an AI-based predictive model to determine the ideal moment while minimizing input costs.

May. 4, 2023

Consecrated Oil for King Charles III Coronation Arrives in London

Olive oil used in the coronation was produced from handpicked olives and blessed by religious officials in Jerusalem.

May. 1, 2023

Olive Oil May Have an Important Role in Diets of Astronauts

Astronauts often lose weight while in space and complain about the food. Extra virgin olive oil offers key benefits during their journey, researchers say.

May. 1, 2023

How the El Niño Will Affect Olive Growers

El Niño years increase the likelihood of above-average precipitation in the Americas and below-average precipitation in Australia and South Africa.