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Landslide in Western Greece Sweeps Olive Trees Away

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 22:17
About 2,500 centenarian olive trees were swallowed by the tumbling soil.

Xylella Marches On: Lethal Olive Disease Discovered in Central Spain

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 22:52
Xylella fastidiosa continues to kill many tens of thousands of olive trees in south Italy's Puglia region and is on track to widen its deadly clasp across the Mediterranean basin.

Sardinia, Lazio Shine at 26th ‘Ercole Olivario’

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 22:16
An award ceremony in Perugia concluded the 26th Ercole Olivario, the competition for the Italian excellence.

Deoleo Agrees to Settle Lawsuit for $7 Million

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 03:59
The Spanish olive oil behemoth will settle with plaintiffs, paying out $7 million as well as agreeing to change labels and take measures to improve quality.

Greeks Lament EU Decision That Allows Enriching Seed Oils With Phenols

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 23:49
Greek Parliament members criticized an EU decision that allows the use synthetic hydroxytyrosol as a seed oil additive.

Med Diet Tied to Higher Bone Mass, Muscle Density After Menopause

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 23:08
A study found adherence to the Mediterranean diet helps protect women from some of the harmful health consequences of menopause.

Row in Spain Over Tasting Panels Heats Up

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 22:50
Two sides of the Spanish olive oil sector want the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment to decide the future of tasting panels.

Bertolli Inks Deal with Celebrity Chef Laura Vitale

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 23:02
The leading olive oil brand partnered with the popular chef to promote olive oil, healthy food and a laid-back Italian lifestyle.

Olive Oil Products Fraud Uncovered in China

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 22:41
Growing demand has also spurred illegal operations stretching from Beijing to Guangzhou, churning out mislabeled, inferior and counterfeit olive oil.

MUFAs from Plant Sources May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease Death

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 23:17
Monounsaturated fat foods can promote longevity if they are derived from plants rather than animals a new study found.

The Gethsemane and Its Sacred Olive Oil

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 22:34
In Jerusalem last Thursday, like every year, the extra virgin olive oil produced from the olive trees of Gethsemane was blessed at the Holy Sepulcher.

Researchers Characterize Two Galician Olive Varieties for the First Time

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 21:56
Research has classified olive varieties from an emerging olive-producing region of Spain. A concurrent study has found the oil from these cultivars can be of value for preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

An Olive Oil Immersion in New York

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 01:01
Producers, food industry professionals and journalists will be attending the 2018 NYIOOC on April 26 -- and many will stay for a comprehensive 6-day course in olive oil sensory assessment.

Why Some Producers Are Not Ready to Give Up Their Traditional Presses

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 22:51
Inefficient and difficult to maintain, traditional presses are often dismissed as a relic of another era. Olive Oil Times found some producers who say they are not about to abandon their old presses anytime soon.

India Increases Duties on Olive Oil Again

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 21:50
The Indian government continues its trend of raising import duty rates on olive oil.

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Soon to Be a Tourist Attraction

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 01:17
Edirne's historic wrestling field is getting a facelift to make it a year-round tourist attraction.

Venice’s ‘Vaporettos’ Fueled With Biodiesel From Used Cooking Oil

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 00:52
For seven months, the waterbuses of Venice will be fueled with renewable biodiesel produced through the conversion of used vegetable cooking oil.

Europe Launches ‘Knowledge Centre’ To Tackle Food Fraud

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 00:07
The Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality has been set up in response to consumer concerns about food products most susceptible to tampering or adulteration like olive oil, wine, honey, dairy, fish, meat and poultry.

A New Generation Leads Laconiko to Excellence

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 05:36
The Pierrakos family has lifted a farm in Greece from a workaday livelihood to an inspired enterprise that produces award-winning oils infused with their vision, passion and purpose

European Commission Requests Feedback on Labeling Rules

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 01:59
Actors in the olive oil sector and consumers have been asked for their feedback on proposed amendments to EU rules on the labeling of olive oil.