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Greeks Call for Strategic Plan in Wake of Low Prices

11 hours 45 min ago
The minister of agriculture has called for a plan to support the olive oil industry after private storage aid was rejected as inefficient for the Greek sector

Olive Oil Consumption Could Lead to a ‘Younger Brain’ in the Elderly, Researchers Say

11 hours 46 min ago
A well-known phenolic compound found in olive oil now shows an ability to reverse brain aging.

As Lawsuits and Losses Pile Up, Bayer Seeks to Demonstrate Transparency

Fri, 21/02/2020 - 22:22
Bayer says it will open laboratory studies of new pesticides to outside observers. The initiative comes as the company seeks to become more transparent and curry favor with the general public amid mounting legal challenges.

Climate Change Is Transforming How Plants and Soil Interact

Fri, 21/02/2020 - 22:02
Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can fundamentally transform microorganism communities in the soil. This, in turn, impacts plant growth and, potentially, crop productivity.

Deadly Tomato Virus Confirmed at French Farm

Thu, 20/02/2020 - 11:29
The tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) has already appeared in Spain, Italy, Germany, U.K., Netherlands, U.S. and Mexico.

Greek Olive Oil Gets New Exemption From US Tariffs

Thu, 20/02/2020 - 04:31
A revised list of tariffs on E.U. products spares Greek olive oils.

Palestinian Olive Oil Exports Via Jordan Being Blocked by Israel

Thu, 20/02/2020 - 02:12
The move comes as a response to a Palestinian government boycott of Israeli cattle imports. The Palestinian agriculture minister said the government is already planning counter-measures.

Bill Aims to Protect ‘Made in California’ Brand

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 06:29
A proposed bill would prevent consumers from being misled into buying 'California' olive oils that are actually from somewhere else.

Olive Oil Promotions Boost Retailers’ Sales, but With a Hidden Cost

Tue, 18/02/2020 - 01:33
Using extra virgin olive oil as a loss-leader allows food retailers to draw customers in a challenging economy, but the olive growers and mills are the ones paying the price.

No New US Tariffs on Spanish Olive Oil Imports

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 23:57
The United States Trade Representative decided not to add new tariffs to Spanish packaged and bulk olive oil imports. The USTR will revise the list once again in August.

US Tariffs on Italian Olive Oil Will Not Rise, for Now

Mon, 17/02/2020 - 00:31
Italians applaud the decision while U.S. trade officials warn that a future review could involve products that were not included this time.

Quality Controls in Europe Need Improvement, Study Finds

Sat, 15/02/2020 - 01:41
Virgin olive oil promoted as extra virgin is a common infringement in the E.U., a new study found.

Hallowed Olive Oil Helps Neighbors in Need

Sat, 15/02/2020 - 01:05
A community in Italy comes together to celebrate olive trees and raise funds for charity.

Production in Spain Lower than Anticipated

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:47
The latest harvest data suggests Spain will produce less than one million tons of olive oil, a significant decrease from last autumn's estimates.

Spain’s Olive Oil Sector Calls for More Protests

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:38
Five of the country's main agricultural organizations plan to occupy town squares across the province of Jaén, demanding higher prices for olive oil and more support for traditional groves.

Third Tender for Storage Aid Concludes, EU Calls for Patience

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:26
With 171,000 tons of olive oil removed from the market with no significant effect on olive oil prices, the European Commission said it expects results in due course.

Italian Producers Shortchanged in EU Funding

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 00:41
Italian farmers say recent rounds of funding were directed mainly to their competitors in Spain, Greece and Portugal.

Obesity a ‘Looming Epidemic’ in Developing Countries, World Bank Says

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 07:10
Poor nutritional habits and reduced physical activity are the main reasons for high obesity rates.

Head of Leading Spanish Table Olive Producer Wins Gender Equality Award

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 00:06
Blanca Torrent was recognized for the gender equality policy at Torrent Olives and her work advocating for women in agribusiness.

Italy’s Olive Oil Competitiveness Hindered by Aging Groves

Sat, 08/02/2020 - 04:13
With higher costs and lower yields than modern olive oil farms, quality alone may not be enough to protect Italy's smaller producers in a fast-changing international market.

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