Spain’s Olive Oil Crisis

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  • #57030
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    The economic and weather woes that have beset Spain’s olive oil industry:

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    Video: Spain’s Olive Oil Crisis

  • #111979
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    Spain is the world’s biggest producer of olive oil and much of it comes from the sun-drenched southern region of Andalusia. It’s a vital money-earner but farmers are now beginning to worry about growing competition from Morocco.

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    Sour taste for Spain’s olive farmers

  • #111984
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    was curious about this.
    http://www.internationaloliveoil.org/
    not does morocco spotty production seem to be much of a threat.

  • #111989
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    A lot of fruit and veg from Morocco now in UK supers. Easy to why, it’s good and it’s cheaper, they seem to be getting their act together. Not much spanish produce at all now in local Sainsbury and Waitrose.

  • #111992
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    @katy wrote:

    A lot of fruit and veg from Morocco now in UK supers. Easy to why, it’s good and it’s cheaper, they seem to be getting their act together. Not much spanish produce at all now in local Sainsbury and Waitrose.

    It’s funny, I was in Sainsbury’s just an hour ago. Seemed to be plenty of Spanish produce in the sections I was looking eg peaches, grapes, hams,chorizos, even olives – I was after a mixed olive pack and afterwards saw they came from Spain. I was expecting the olives to be from Morocco or Greece after the scare stories, but it appears not. I’ll admit the oranges/clementines were from the southern hemisphere but that’s a matter of season. Of course it could be that I was lucky in the sections I shopped in (I wasn’t there to do an audit just do some shopping).
    Not that individual anecdotes prove anything either way. The fact that Spain’s exports have risen strongly for the last couple of years has been widely reported both in Spanish and international journals.

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