• The price of Spanish olive oil reached its highest point since 2006

    Spanish olive oil prices surged to near an all-time high on slumping output and after disease hit trees in top consumer Italy. Stockpiles in Spain, the world’s largest producer, have fallen to “critically low levels,” Hamburg-based industry researcher Oil World said. Hot, dry weather cut the Spanish harvest, while exports to Italy haven’t slowed enough […]

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  • Hispack Packaging Trends

    There is a major optimism and positive expectations from companies in the value chain of the packaging sector regarding to their business results in 2015: 7 out of 10 are expecting a higher turnover compared to last year and almost a quarter of companies are forecasting growth of over 10%. This is reflected in the […]

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  • The World Olive Oil Exhibition takes a step forward

    After a year where large part of the stored product is already available for purchase, the World Olive Oil Exhibition will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2016 with the objective of bringing to the market the early olive oils of the harvest. Thus, the WOOE organizers have taken into account the […]

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  • How to Purchase Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Don’t be dismayed by the corruption! You can still buy high quality extra virgin olive oil […]

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  • McDonald’s Uses Olive Oil in New Sandwich

    McDonald’s Corporation has started using olive oil in the preparation of some of its recipes. […]

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  • Turkey couldn’t turn olive oil overpricing into advantage despite increasing production

    Turkey couldn’t turn olive oil overpricing into advantage despite increasing production. […]

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  • Italy keeps Indian olive oil importers edgy

    The worst olive harvest in years across Spain and Italy, the world’s two largest olive oil producing countries, is likely to keep Indian importers of olive oil edgy […]

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  • Global Olive Oil retail prices have risen about 10% in the last 12 months

    Health-conscious consumers beware: a supply squeeze has pushed global prices of olive oil to their highest in nearly a decade and the cost of dressing a salad could rise further due to prospects for another small crop in top producer Spain[…]

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  • World olive oil production in 2015/16 overview

    Although too many variables are still in play, world olive oil production in 2015–2016 looks set to be higher than in 2014/15 but lower than in 2013/14. Latest forecasts assess world olive oil production in 2015/16 at more than 2 500 000 t, placing it in between the levels of 2014/15 (2 287 000 t) and 2013/14 (3 244 000 t). […]

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  • United Nations Conference for the first International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives

    Geneva (Switzerland) will host from 5 to 9 October, the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives beyond 2015. The major goal of the Conference is to renegotiate the current 2005 Agreement beyond 2015. […]

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  • Floridians Look to a Future with Local Olive Oil

    In partnership with agricultural professors and researchers from the University of Florida, a small but ambitious group of growers from Florida have thrown their hat into the olive-farming and olive oil-producing ring. As the citrus industry struggles, the state is considering the potential of the fruit as an alternate, lucrative crop.. […]

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  • Vegetables Fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil More Nutritionally Beneficial than Boiled

    A new study carried out by the University of Granada revealed that frying vegetables typical to the Mediterranean diet in Extra Virgin Oliv Oil, as opposed to boiling, is a much better method of cooking in terms of nutrient value. There has been much debate on the pros and cons of different cooking methods for vegetables and how certain cooking techniques affect phenolic compounds. This latest study aimed to put domestic cooking techniques to the test and determine how they affect or enhance the antioxidant qualities as well as the quantities of phenolic compounds found in a Spanish Mediterranean diet which typically contains high volumes of potato, pumpkin, eggplant and tomato... […]

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  • Legendary Italian know-how has still managed to produce some of the very best in the world.....

    The 2014/2015 harvest season in Italy will go down as one of the worst in recent memory, but that hasn’t stopped Italian producers from managing to craft some of the year’s top oils. There isn’t as much Italian olive oil to go around this year, but legendary Italian know-how has still managed to produce some of the very best in the world. […]

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  • ....The IOC pegged production for the 2015/2016 harvest at “more than 2.5 million tons,” or, in other words, it won’t be the worst harvest in 15 years......

    The International Olive Council (IOC) predicts olive oil production for this harvest season will be somewhere between the last one (the worst in nearly twenty years), and the one before that (the best of all time). If it seems the Madrid-based intergovernmental organization is not exactly going out on a limb in its latest forecast, it reflects the high level of uncertainty about the 2015/2016 harvest that will begin next month and the difficulty in predicting what will happen with so many moving parts across vast regions, the Council said in its August newsletter.[…]

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