12 Mar

Texas olive industry branches out to meet growing demand

The Texas Department of Agriculture reports the Lone Star State’s olive industry is poised for unprecedented growth in 2008, thanks to advances in olive tree production and an increased demand for olive oil. The industry was first established in 1994 with roughly 20,000 trees on four orchards. Today, the number of olive trees has grown […]

04 Mar

Indo-Spanish Joint venture olive oil extraction unit proposed in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh will welcome the proposed Indo-Spanish joint venture olive oil extraction unit establishment in the interiors of the state to give boost to the professional cash crop cultivation. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today, after discussing the JV proposal to set up olive oil extraction unit in the state, said the border areas of […]

29 Feb

Health Benefits Key to Driving Olive Oil Sales Over $1 Billion by 2010

Marketable health benefits, along with a growing consumer interest in Mediterranean foods and unique regional flavor choices, are helping to drive an invigorated olive oil market in the U.S., which should surpass $1.3 billion by 2010, according to Olive Oil in the U.S., the latest market research from Packaged Facts. Packaged Facts projects that the […]

29 Feb

EU Seeks Answers From Italy Over Olive Oil Labels

The European Commission has given Italy two months to explain why it obliges olive oil producers to mark the origin of the olives on product labels in contravention of E.U. laws, a spokesman said Friday. “As far as we are concerned, that is not in conformity with European legislation, where voluntary labeling is possible but […]

16 Feb

Olive business blossoms

By Andrea Bennett, When Clifford C. Graber first came here from Indiana, he lived in a tent on his land. He built his house and planted citrus trees as the burgeoning industry that would later define the region was catching on more than a century ago. It was a different fruit, though, that would occupy […]