13 Mar

UCDAVIS: Olive-Growing Short Course Offers International Perspectives

Olive experts from the United States, Spain and Italy will teach the latest techniques in growing olives for commercial olive-oil production during an April 18-19 public short-course coordinated by the UC Davis Olive Center. The course, to be held in Lodi, will begin Friday, April 18, with an update on olive-oil production in the United […]

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 […]

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 […]

24 Feb

Pakistan and Greece to sign MoU for olive oil production

EDITED TO AVOID ANY CONFUSION BETWEEN OLIVES101 AND THE AUTHOR Pakistan and Greece are likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in olive cultivation and olive oil production. According to the information reaching Trade Development Authority (TDAP) here on Saturday, MINFAL has already accepted the draft of the MoU which has now […]

20 Feb

Good Samaritan Drug Rehabilitation Centre helps Spanish addicts with Olives

A Spanish rehabilitation centre is using olive harvesting as part of its therapy to help substance addicts. Francis Arjona, founder of the Good Samaritan Drug Rehabilitation Centre near Pozoblanco in Southern Spain, has had a number of run-ins with drug dealers since he began working with addicts. “I have had a couple of knives at […]