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US Olive Oil Imports

US Olive Oil Imports Source: International Olive Oil Council February 19, 2015   20 years ago, US Olive oil imports amounted to 123,000 metric tons of which 13% came into the country in bulk form. By last year, imports had grown to 312,000 metric tons of which 41% was in...

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Italian Food Mafia

Italian Food Mafia 27 January 2015 Source: Forbes   “Organised criminal activity in Italy’s farming sector flourished last year because of bad weather, which damaged crop production and allowed criminal groups to sell more counterfeit products,” the Financial Times reported. Italy’s National Agricultural Association found that illegal agricultural businesses increased...

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DISASTROUS HARVEST IN ITALY

Source, Daily Mail, UK. A wet summer in combination with a fruit fly blight, has led to a widespread failure of the annual harvest in large parts of Italy, with some producers not harvesting at all this year according to the Confederation of Agricultural producers in Italy (CIA). Production fell...

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IS ITALIAN OLIVE OIL ITALIAN?

The 2013-14 Italian harvest produced 480,000 metric tons of olive oil, down 8% from last year. The average annual Italian olive oil production, its Imports, Exports and Consumption are listed below:

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2014-15 HARVEST

(August 2014, Source: www.olivenews.gr)
2014-15 HARVEST: After its worst harvest in decades, Greece will show a bountiful harvest in the coming season exceeding its yearly average tonnage and anticipating excellent extra virgin organoleptics. Spain will have an estimated 20% drop in its olive oil output in 2014-15, after a record breaking harvest last season. The countries outside the Mediterranean basin (Americas and Oceania) still only account for 3% of the global olive oil harvest.

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