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Some Countries Impose Restrictions on Exports of Food Commodities

Olive Oil Times - Sat, 28/03/2020 - 08:17
Governments are hasty to secure their domestic food supplies, while experts warn of possible shortages and call for cooperation among nations.

Innovative Olive Oil Producer and Vintner, Carlos Falcó, Dies From COVID-19

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 23:11
While most famous for his estate-produced wines in Toledo, Falcó also helped to revolutionize the olive oil sector in Spain through promoting quality.

COVID-19 Hinders Xylella Fight in Italy

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:59
Funds are coming to counter the bacteria and sustain the local economy. But the COVID-19 epidemic has stymied urgent action

Italian PDO and PGI Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Increasing in Value

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 21:47
According to a new report, the value and volume of extra virgin olive oils with geographical indications are increasing across Italy. Puglia and Tuscany are leading the way.

NYIOOC Moves to Remote Judging Amid Travel Restrictions

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 27/03/2020 - 02:21
For the first time, judging for the world's largest olive oil competition will be conducted remotely.

Coronavirus Deals Another Blow to an Industry Already Reeling

Olive Oil Times - Tue, 24/03/2020 - 06:38
An Olive Oil Times survey reveals growing despair and uncertainty for an industry that seemed under attack even before the pandemic arrived.

Farmers Help Fight Coronavirus in Spain

Olive Oil Times - Sun, 22/03/2020 - 08:29
Farmers use their tractors to disinfect public places, while farmworkers are constrained by traffic limitations trying to reach work.

Olive Oil Sales Jump While Italian Economy Shrinks From COVID-19

Olive Oil Times - Sun, 22/03/2020 - 07:38
Italians are shopping in masks and gloves, but they're still shopping, and buying more than they used to. Olive oil sales in Italy have jumped 22 percent since COVID-19 hit, and stores are finding that Mediterranean diet staples are now the top sellers

Demand for Olive Oil in Spain Rises as Country Goes Into Coronavirus Lockdown

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 20/03/2020 - 05:23
As anxious shoppers crowded into supermarkets, olive oil was at the top of many of their lists. Factories are running 24/7 to ensure supermarket shelves remain stocked.

Laws Governing Olive Oil Sector in Spain Set to Change

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 20/03/2020 - 03:03
Updated legislation will require the implementation of a new traceability system and change labeling requirements.

Consuming Half a Tablespoon of Olive Oil Per Day Improves Heart Health, Study Suggests

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 01:48
Eating more than half a tablespoon of olive oil daily could lower the risk of a heart attack by 20 percent, say researchers at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health.

COVID-19 Lockdown in Italy Brings Critical Promotion Season to a Standstill

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 01:23
At a time when Italy's agriculture sector was already reeling, the coronavirus lockdown has wiped out major spring events and promotional activities.

Native Andalusian Olive Varieties Could Be Wiped Out by 2100, Researchers Warn

Olive Oil Times - Wed, 11/03/2020 - 03:39
Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.

Healthy Compounds in EVOO Still Present After Exposure to Heat

Olive Oil Times - Sat, 07/03/2020 - 03:16
New research confirms the key components in extra virgin olive oil survive temperatures used in most domestic cooking.

In Minas Gerais, Production and Tourism Go Hand in Hand

Olive Oil Times - Sat, 07/03/2020 - 00:23
Among the fruit and coffee plantations of Minas Gerais, olive trees have taken root. Despite the region's unconventional climate, local producers are creating a new kind of olive oil culture in Brazil.

Microorganisms in EVOO May Lead to New Applications

Olive Oil Times - Fri, 06/03/2020 - 23:46
Microorganisms found in low concentrations in extra virgin olive oil could lead to new possibilities in biotechnology.

Precision Agriculture Celebrated at Guggenheim

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 05/03/2020 - 09:14
An exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum provides a thought-provoking experience on the ways technology can affect agriculture throughout the world.

New Bank Set to Auction Abandoned Farms in Italy

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 05/03/2020 - 04:53
Almost 25,000 acres of abandoned public lands will be auctioned to a new generation of agricultural entrepreneurs and farmers.

Largest Field Yet for Olive Oil Literary Prize

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 05/03/2020 - 04:36
Six young Italian authors were awarded for their work in the fields of science, poetry and fiction. The previously-proposed Mediterranean Olive Oil Women’s Network was also formally launched at the ceremony.

Mediterranean Diet Changes Gut Microbiome, Improves Health in Seniors

Olive Oil Times - Thu, 05/03/2020 - 04:25
A new study adds to research that shows adhering to a Mediterranean diet is beneficial for the gut microbiome, which in turn, strongly influences general wellness and aging.