Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

17 Apr

Egypt to donate olive trees to mark HM birthday

By Marisa Chimprabha, Cairo – Egypt will donate 80 olive trees to Thailand to jointly celebrate HM the King’s 80th anniversary and to show the strong relationship with Thailand, Thai Ambassador to Egypt Noppadol Theppitak said Tuesday. The delivery of the trees are expected to conduct around July, the ambassador said. He was speaking during […]

16 Apr

Olive Oil in Afghanistan

Bottles of olive oil packed in crates at the factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad, city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. The olive oil factory was built by the Russians in 1985, and has been operating since. The man who runs the factory, Ghulam Gul, said the factory is now […]

04 Apr

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap presents Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil from the Holy Land

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps is pleased to announce that our program to use Fair Trade and organic sources for all major ingredients has reached a major milestone with the shipment in February of the first order of more than 80 metric tons of Fair Trade and certified organic olive oil from Palestine and Israel. The […]

02 Apr

Winning olive oil at Horeca comes from long family tradition

By Matt Nash, BEIRUT: Youssef Fares came out on top in an olive-oil competition this weekend at Beirut’s 14th annual Horeca hospitality and foodservice trade show. For the second year in a row, the event staged a taste test pitting small- to medium-sized extra virgin olive oil producers, and Fares’ “Zejd” took first place in […]

01 Apr

Peace Olive Oil available in USA

While we have already talked about the Peace Oil developed by Charities Advisory Trust in London (here) and Olives for Peace, currently being developed by Crossroads in Israel (there), we haven’t mention the US version of Peace Oil. Created by Olive Branch Enterprises in Seattle, Washington, this extra virgin olive oil is the first of these three […]