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Greek Olive Oil: The Challenges of Global Warming and High Prices

At the 2024 Food Expo in Athens, hundreds of Greek olive oil company representatives joined other food and drink professionals to exhibit products and connect with buyers. They also talked with Greek Liquid Gold about the Expo’s usefulness, their companies’...

Drinking Olive Oil: Health and Beauty Elixir or Celebrity Fad?

Thanks largely to celebrity promotion, drinking olive oil has now become a worldwide TikTok sensation. Viral videos show influencers tossing back shots of cult olive oil brands, and proclaiming a wide range of health benefits from improving digestion to...

How to Spot Fake Olive Oil

Olive oil, the gem of Greek cuisine and a real liquid gold for longevity, is often the target of fraud and substituted by other inferior oils. In order to spot instances of olive oil fraud, there are certain things...

Crete’s Lifestyle Celebrated With Hands-On Experiences

During the 2nd annual Cretan Lifestyle Conference in Rethymno, Crete in Greece, over a hundred and fifty researchers and professionals gathered to discuss and experience one of the world’s healthiest lifestyles. Participants from sixteen countries traveled to the birthplace...

Greek Food Products Going Mainstream in the USA

Greek products are going mainstream in the USA gaining distribution and consumers way beyond the Greek American market. In major supermarkets, one can nowadays find a wide variety of Greek products such as olive oil, yogurt, feta cheese, gyros, and...

Smart Olives: Greek Farmers Use GPS to Track Olive Theft

Farmers on Crete have begun using GPS chip technology in the shape of olives hung on trees to deal with the rising theft of olives during the current harvest season. Several cases of theft have been reported on Crete and...

High Olive Oil Prices Worldwide: Are They Worth Paying?

Countless headlines refer to the high prices of olive oil. Climate change-induced heatwaves, droughts, floods, and fires have drastically reduced global olive oil production levels. Coupled with high prices for energy and labor, this has driven prices to record...

Tons of Olive Oil Stolen in Greece as Price of ‘Liquid Gold’ Skyrockets

Tons of olive oil were stolen from a warehouse in northern Greece as the price of the "liquid gold," an essential part of culture and cuisine in the country, skyrockets. The theft occurred in an olive oil farming cooperative in...

Olive Oil Becoming Luxury as Prices Skyrocket in Greece

Olive oil, an essential part of culture and cuisine in Greece, is becoming a luxury good because of skyrocketing prices, the president of one of Greece’s major olive producers’ union said Saturday. The wholesale price of olive oil in Crete,...