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Turkey Expecting Near-Record Olive Oil Production

1 hour 49 min ago
As the harvest is about to get underway, producers estimate total production will be between 200,000 and 250,000 tons. However, not all producers faired equally with the south having a better year than the north.

MPs in Austria Reject EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal

Fri, 20/09/2019 - 02:52
Citing environmental concerns, no major political parties in the Austrian parliament supported passing the deal. Many want the government to veto it all together, while one wants to renegotiate.

Scientists Find Earliest Evidence of Olive Oil in Central Europe

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 15:13
Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.

Regular Exercise May Slow Emergence of Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 03:39
A new study found that people at risk of Alzheimer's who exercised 30 minutes each day showed fewer symptoms of the disease than those who did not exercise regularly.

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Skyrocket Ahead of WTO Decision

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 03:35
The WTO has reportedly decided whether it will approve tariffs on European goods headed to the U.S. and is set to make an announcement soon. Until then, importers are accelerating purchasing schedules in order stock up on Spanish oils.

Spanish Black Olive Exports to U.S. Halved Since Tariffs Imposed

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 02:34
Since tariffs were imposed in August 2018, Spanish olive producers and exporters have lost more than $50 million.

Israel Requests Documents About Its Exclusion from Olive Council Meeting

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 14:04
The Israeli embassy in Madrid told the International Olive Council it does not recognize any of the decisions made at the 109th session.

Olive Oils From Sardinia Find a Modern Audience

Mon, 16/09/2019 - 21:04
Sardinian olive oil has long been a staple of Italian cuisine and culinary prowess. The combination of international awards and oleoturism is putting the Mediterranean island in the spotlight.

Six Years With No Cure: The Continuing Consequences of Xylella

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 23:37
While the body of research on Xylella fastidiosa has expanded significantly since its discovery, so has the complexity of the disease. With no cure in sight, farmers must learn to adapt.

WTO Extends Deadline on Deciding U.S. – E.U. Trade Dispute

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 07:13
European olive oil producers and American importers and consumers will have to wait at least another year to find out if tariffs on olive oil and table olives will be approved.

Deoleo Campaign Features a Taste Test by Indian Grandmothers

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 06:21
While the women were quick to comment on the lack of salt and use of spices, none noticed olive oil had replaced fats traditionally used in Indian cuisines.

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 03:20
Local olive varieties and France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires ‘Quality Stamp’

Tue, 10/09/2019 - 09:43
Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:45
Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.

Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

Sun, 08/09/2019 - 23:44
The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.

Italy Failed to Fulfil Obligations to Prevent Spread of Xylella, EU Court Finds

Fri, 06/09/2019 - 05:20
The EU Court's judgment concluded the first phase of an infringement procedure opened in 2015 and found Italy liable for the payment of court costs.

Table Olive Yield Predictions in Spain Move Lower

Fri, 06/09/2019 - 00:59
From an original yield of 590,000 tons, Spain's Interprofessional Table Olive Association has already revised this figure down by more than 10 percent. Depending on climatic conditions, the final yield could be even lower.

EVOO Absorbs Polyphenols From Veggies When Cooked Together, Study Finds

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:54
Researchers found that polyphenols are exchanged between vegetables and olive oil during the sofrito preparation, becoming more accessible and easier to absorb after this type of preparation.

Bonsai Masters: The Art of Olive Bonsai

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 21:58
In South Africa, members of a local bonsai society are taking the ancient Japanese art form and applying it to some of the country's native miniature olive trees.

Making ‘Magic’ at Domaine de La Vallongue

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 20:29
Near Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Domaine de La Vallongue grows five varieties typical in the Vallée des Baux to craft its award-winning blend.