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Sommelier Program to Commence in London

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 00:32
The London edition of the acclaimed six-day olive oil sommelier course will begin this weekend in Bloomsbury.

International Shortage of Olive Oil to Be Compensated by Spain

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 00:30
European Union olive oil producers fared poorly this year. Spain, the notable exception, is well poised to make up the difference in the export market.

Herzegovian Farmer Looks to Keep Momentum After New York Win

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 02:59
The Skegro Family Winery is paving the way for high-quality extra virgin olive oil production in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Turkey Accused of Selling Stolen Syrian Olive Oil as Its Own

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 03:27
Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.

Export Ban Impacts Libyan Olive Oil Industry

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 01:46
A ban imposed to olive oil exports in 2017 was meant to protect the domestic production market. Producers say that it is having the opposite effect.

Building an Olive Oil Destination in Úbeda

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 06:07
The olive oil museum in Úbeda creates an interactive experience where visitors may learn about the crop's history, production process and sample various local oils all in one place.

The Honey Olive Grove: A Sustainable Solution

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 23:46
This polyculture system brings several benefits to the olive grove in a context of sustainability and resilience to extreme weather.

Testing New Ways to Plant Olive Groves Near Madrid

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 04:01
Polycultural olive groves are coming to the Community of Madrid. A new operational group hopes their implementation will increase profits and safeguard against disease.

Rioja Alavesa’s Olive Oil Renaissance

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 22:59
Rioja Alavesa is famous for its wine production. A new book details the Basque sub-region's olive oil history as local groups work to revitalize the sector.

Will ‘Oleoturismo’ in Jaén Be the Next Big Thing?

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:40
Tourists plan their trips around visiting vineyards or restaurants all the time. These days, olive oil is on the list, too.

New Study Delves Into Mechanisms Behind MedDiet’s Health Benefits

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:26
Researchers found that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 25 percent. They also got some clues as to why this may be the case.

Researchers Use Mathematical Models to Optimize Olive Oil Production

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 03:28
Using response surface methodology, Spanish scientists can now predict the impact that different variables have on the olive oil production process.

EU Report Predicts Rise in Production While Consumption Slips

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 04:42
By 2030, the European Commission estimates that production and exports will rise from the major olive oil-producing EU countries, but consumption will sink as prices rise and lifestyles change.

Supplementing the MedDiet With Some Dairy Can Be Heart Healthy

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:52
A new study discovered it is not necessary to avoid cheese and yogurt to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Turning Olive Stones Into Decorative Furniture

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 07:34
Paninos, a company based in the south of Spain, takes what has traditionally been a waste byproduct of olive oil production and turned it into an additional revenue stream.

Bari Meeting on Xylella Lays Down Joint Action Plan

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 03:50
The International Olive Council and the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies organized a seminar with the goal of consolidating a common action plan against Xf.

New Device Detects Adulteration Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 03:25
The sensor uses a combination of laser diodes and computer-constructed algorithms to measure light emissions from samples of olive oils to determine whether they are correctly labeled.

Millenary Olive Seeds Found in Important Archeological Site in Turkey

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 03:08
4,000-year-old olive seeds and utensils were been found in Oylum Höyük, an historical mound located in a fertile plain in Kilis province in Southeastern Turkey.

Med Diet During Mother’s Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Obesity in Children

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 02:44
Spanish researchers discovered that following the Mediterranean diet during pregnancy resulted in a weight benefit for children in the first four years of life.

Egypt Has Ambitious Plans to Become the World’s Largest Table Olive Producer

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 02:55
Ahead of taking the chair position for the 2019 IOC Council fo Members meeting, Egypt's Agriculture Minister pledges more cooperation and investment in the country's already substantial olive sector.