by Ylenia Granitto   A report dedicated to mafia involvement in Italian agriculture, and especially the olive oil sector, by CBS News magazine '60 Minutes' on January 3, naturally raised various reactions.   Taking a cue from recent scandals involving adulterated olive oil, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker suspected the threat of...

by Giorgio dell'Orefice   The quality of olive oil is certainly a feature, but it can also become a true profession. Those skills, simply handed down from father to son, have been turned into a real profession by the Association of Olive Oil Tasters (ONAOO).   The organization was founded in Imperia in 1983 and after 30 years of honor...

Dopo New York, Los Angeles. Già riconosciuto il migliore al mondo nella categoria "Biologico delicato", l'olio Tamìa di Vetralla mette in bacheca un nuovo risultato.   L'azienda agricola Sergio Delle Monache l'ha annunciato su Facebook: «Dopo il prestigioso "Best in class" ottenuto a New York, abbiamo ricevuto altri due riconoscimenti al "Lo...

"There are only two types of people in the world: Italians and those who want to be Italian." I was born one of the lucky ones. My grandparents were from the towns of Mozzano and Aquasanta (paternal) in the Marches region of Italy. They were poor, hardworking farmers who migrated to this country early in the 20th century seeking a better life. The...

by Silvia Donati   California olive oil producers are hard at work these days, with the olive harvest season currently under way. An unprecedented production of 4 million gallons of extra virgin olive oil is estimated for this year's harvest, almost double what was produced last year.   A sign that the California olive oil industry is...

Italy is full of surprises. Take Foligno, a pre-Roman riverside town in Umbria, which is traditionally famous for its olive harvest and quaint farmhouses. This same town serves as the Italian headquarters of the Umbra Group, a global champion supplier of quality precision hardware used in the aerospace, industrial and biomedical industries. Founded...

di Beatrice Bondi   Dopo l'inchiesta de La VOCE di New York pubblicata il 22 maggio sui falsi oli d'oliva Made in Italy, e la recente bocciatura alla Camera dei Rappresentanti USA di una misura restrittiva proprio sulle importazioni di olio d'oliva, continuiamo ad approfondire la questione e siamo andati a sentire cosa ne pensano al riguardo...

A recent interactive feature in the New York Times about low-quality olive oil has damaged the Italian industry's image in the United States, two farm organizations complained Wednesday. The feature in the American newspaper demonstrated how much oil labeled as Made in Italy is actually lower-quality product from countries including Greece, Spain a...

Bellucci Premium, producer of quality olive oil, responds to the recent passing of a bill in California that will establish an olive oil commission. According to an article published on September 10th by The Olive Oil Times titled "Bill to Create California Olive Oil Commission Clears Senate," the bill will allow California to establish a comm...

Nuovi riconoscimenti internazionali per gli oli prodotti in Sardegna e in particolare per l'azienda San Giuliano di Alghero. L'azienda sarda, infatti, ha partecipato a un'importante manifestazione negli Stati Uniti, la "The New York olive oil competion: World's best olive oils del 2013". Nel concorso olivicolo internazionale americano, la Domenico...