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May. 28, 2019

Croatian Brands Win Big in New York

Croatian olive oils came in fourth after Italy, Spain and the United States, a significant result for a small country with a modest production.

May. 22, 2019

Record Wins for Slovenian Producers in New York

Slovenian producers won three Golds and three Silvers to reach the highest number of awards for this small country at NYIOOC yet.

May. 22, 2019

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

May. 14, 2019

Italian Producers Triumph at NYIOOC 2019

After a difficult harvest season, which saw production figures fall by 57 percent, Italian producers finally had a reason to celebrate. The results from the 2019 NYIOOC confirmed that quality remained as high as ever in Italy.

May. 10, 2019

Best Olive Oils for 2019 Revealed

In a year that saw a dramatically reduced output in some traditional regions, the findings of an 18-member panel of expert tasters suggested there is no shortage of excellent olive oils to go around.

May. 9, 2019

Judging Concludes at World Olive Oil Competition

The results will be revealed tomorrow night, May 10, during a press conference that will draw 200 olive oil producers, retailers, distributors, food industry professionals and press.

May. 5, 2019

Judging Underway at World Olive Oil Competition

At 9 o’clock (EDT) the first samples were distributed to 18 judges whose determinations will lead to the unveiling of this year’s best extra virgin olive oils.

Apr. 30, 2019

UNESCO Board Endorses 'World Olive Tree Day'

Following a proposal by Lebanon and Tunisia, UNESCO's executive board has recommended support for "all efforts leading to the proclamation of the World Olive Tree Day."

Apr. 26, 2019

Italian Producers Celebrate Quality at the Ercole Olivario Awards

Italian producers from around the country demonstrated their resilience to a tough harvest season at the twenty-seventh edition of the awards ceremony.

Apr. 23, 2019

In Slovenia, "The Tree Needs to Look Beautiful."

"A vine is like a lover," Miha Jakovcic says. "If you neglect it, even a little, it won’t forgive you. An olive tree, however, is like a mother. You can always come back to her,"

Apr. 18, 2019

Olive Tree Installation Charms and Causes Controversy in Milan

The installation of 16 centenary olive trees in celebration of Milan's Design Week has led to some questioning the origin and the future of the trees. Artist Sabine Marcelis says the trees were ethically sourced.

Apr. 10, 2019

Old Ways Endure at Award-Winning Farm in Slovenia

Timor’s six olive groves are small and disperse, each containing just a few dozen trees. The rugged terrain makes it necessary to do everything by hand, which the husband and wife team do well enough to earn the industry's highest award.

Apr. 2, 2019

In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Franc Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

Mar. 20, 2019

London's New Ad Ban on Public Transport Equates Olive Oil to Junk Food

Olive oil producers who wish to advertise their products within London's transportation network would first need to seek an exemption to new rules banning products that lead to obesity.

Mar. 18, 2019

Frequent Olive Oil Consumption May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots

In a recent study, the participants who consumed the most olive oil had the least platelet accumulation, which could lead to heart disease and stroke.

Mar. 10, 2019

NYIOOC Returns to International Culinary Center

The International Culinary Center in New York will host the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition and its Sommelier Certification Program back-to-back this May.

Mar. 7, 2019

Not All Saturated Fats Are the Same for Cardiovascular Health

After examining the association between saturated fat sources and cardiovascular health, researchers recommend higher consumption of staple foods of the Mediterranean diet such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Feb. 28, 2019

University Receives Donation of Ancient Olive Varieties

The seedlings, which were recently donated by Banco Santander, will be studied before given new life when they are planted at the Rabanales University campus.

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