2019/17/05 - There is no doubt that Spain has led global olive oil production during the 20th century and nobody doubts that it will continue to do so over the next few years. Even more undeniable when they produce nearly one out of every two liters of the world’s total olive oil production during each campaign. The 2,625,000 ha. (6,486,516 ac.) of Spanish olive groves produce oil on cruise control, based on a deep farming know-how, optimizing agronomic techniques and improving yields per unit. Spain knows how to produce olive oil and it is proving so. But, taking the dualism Spain-quantity as an undeniable reality, the question is: Does Spain also lead the high-end extra virgin olive oil market today?

2019/16/05 - Considered as one of the world’s most important artists, the British singer Sting -10 Grammys, 2 Brit Awards, 1 Golden Globe Award, 1 Emmy, 3 Oscar nominations...- requires little introducing. However, few are aware that he swapped the ruckus of the stage, two decades ago, for the quietude of the Tuscan Mediterranean. Here he acquired the beautiful Il Palagio villa, and moved there with his wife Trudie Styler and their six children, to be able to combine his two passions, music and gastronomy. At present they produce wine, honey and olive oil. Who would have imagined almost four decades ago, when as lead singer of Police he first sang his famous Message in a Bottle, that he would be living surrounded by bottles... of EVOO! We are welcomed by our hosts, Sting and Trudie, to their Tuscan paradise.

2019/14/05 - The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19), ‘Stop soil erosion, Save our future’ will be held from 15-17 May 2019, at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
2019/13/05 - Guidelines for the prevention, eradication and containment of Xylella fastidiosa in olive-growing areas is a new IPPC-FAO publication on Xylella fastidiosa.
2019/10/05 - The fifth annual Olive Oil Conference, co-hosted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes, will be held June 20 to June 22, 2019, at the Harvard Club in New York City.
2019/09/05 - Olive oils from Spain and Renfe presented yesterday in Madrid the high-speed train (AVE) vinyled with the image of the campaign "Olive Oil World Tour. Olive Oil Makes a Tastier World", a promotional campaign of global reach that has the support of the European Union (EU).
2019/08/05 - Fiera di Milano hosted yesterday the presentation of EVOO School Italia, a new school based in Rome promoted by Unaprol, Coldiretti and Campagna Amica, whose objective will be to spread knowledge about extra virgin olive oil, train professionals, support development of the exploitations dedicated to the cultivation of the olive tree and to promote the dialogue within the institutions of this sector.
2019/07/05 - Palermo (Sicily) will host, between May 15 and 17, the Second World Conference for the Revitalization of the Mediterranean Diet entitled "Strategies towards more sustainable food systems in the Mediterranean region. The Mediterranean Diet as a bridge to boost consumption and food production in a sustainable and healthy way".
2019/06/05 - The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) is urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to remove olive oil from the list of European products to be slapped with new tariffs in retaliation for E.U. subsidies on airplanes.
2019/30/04 - In a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight.