Volume 19, Number 5, Septembre-Octobre 2012
|Page(s)||283 - 289|
|Section||Dossier : Mondialisation et impact sur les consommations alimentaires|
|Published online||15 September 2012|
Un produit emblématique à la dérive des continents et des consommateurs : l’huile d’olive
Drift of an emblematic mediterranean product: the case of olive oil
Institut agronomique méditerranéen, 3191 route de Mende
Montpellier cedex 5, France
Accepté : 30 Juillet 2012
Mediterranean countries, in particular Spain, Italy and Tunisia, rule the international market of olive oil, in terms of land, production and exports. However, several new countries, such as Argentina, Chile, the United States and Australia have entered the market and are becoming important actors: their production, as well as imports of olive oil, are growing fast. Thanks to the positive image that it acquired due to its health benefits, olive oil is more and more appreciated in countries where its consumption is recent and non traditional. On the contrary, in Mediterranean countries, namely in Tunisia, other vegetable oils and fats tend to substitute olive oil, which is more expensive. However, such oils and fats could be responsible for the increase of cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
Key words: olive oil / consumption / trade / Mediterranean
© John Libbey Eurotext 2012
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