04 Sep

Turkish Olive growers call for increased olive oil consumption

While the rest of the Mediterannean consumes most of the olive oil it produces, olive oil consumption in Turkey is the lowest in the region. Turks consume one kilogram of the oil a year while their neighbors comsume an average of 15. Producers in Ayvalık say it’s time the government inspires Turks to buy and […]

31 Aug

Dipping bread into olive oil with red pepper flakes and thyme is a great tradition in Turkish culinary culture

It is said that there are two trees in Paradise: The fig and olive. The olive is the “Tree of Life.” The olive is no doubt an “immortal tree” that is eternalized in symbols, myths, legends, poems, novels and paintings. It is a symbol of holiness, plenty, justice, health, pride, victory, prosperity, wisdom, intelligence, purity […]

30 Aug

Greece’s olive oil producers face a bitter harvest

By Elena Becatoros, ARTEMIDA, Greece – The smoldering trunks of olive trees stretch across mountain slopes and valleys, their precious fruit lying like pellets of charcoal on the blackened ground. As far as the eye can see, the groves that produce one of Greece’s best known exports have been devastated. A week of forest fires […]

29 Aug

Tunisian Olive oil exports rise

Tunisia’s olive oil exports more than doubled in the first five months this year to 113,200 tonnes from the same period last year, official data showed. Olive oil represents half of the country’s farm exports, which account for more than 10 per cent of total sales abroad. The value of Tunisia’s olive oil sales abroad […]

28 Aug

Comvita to issue shares for olive buy

Comvita plans to issue a $8-$12 million share placement to cover the $23 million purchase of Olive Products Australia Pty, a grower and manufacturer of complementary medical products. Olive Products, based near Brisbane, has developed a system to extract active compounds from olive tree leaves for use in therapeutic products. The business includes a 500,000 […]