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Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 05:47
The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Facial Recognition May Complement Taste Tests

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 05:45
Researchers are developing facial recognition software with the aim to enhance the accuracy of panel testing.

In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 23:32
Franz Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

The Indian Olive Oil Market Shows Potential, but Comes at a Price

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 21:33
Spain is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing market for olive oil in India. High tariffs on imported olive oils, however, present a major hurdle for Spanish producers.

Recovery of Traditional Olive Groves Stimulates French Oliviculture

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 21:31
French olive growers are working on recovering traditional olive groves as a means to strengthen the sector.

Report Warns of White Collar Crimes and ‘Mafia 3.0’

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 02:02
Threats to the olive oil sector are changing as white collar crimes become more prevalent, officials said.

New Study Suggests a Healthy Diet May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 01:01
These findings contradict earlier studies, which have concluded that a healthy diet reduces the risk of mental decline and aids in the prevention of abnormalities that can precede dementia.

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Athletes’ Performance Within Days

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 00:34
Researchers believe characteristics of the Mediterranean diet, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, might improve endurance.

Olive Oil Production Data in Europe Reveal Divergent Trends

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 07:26
Production in Italy and Greece is down sharply. In Spain and Portugal, it's dramatically higher.

Saudi Arabia to Build Asia’s Largest Olive Mill

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 23:13
NADEC, the largest ecological olive oil producer in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, will build the largest olive mill in Asia to boost its production.

Heart-Healthy Diets Linked to Better Cognitive Function in Middle Age

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 23:12
Following a nutrient-dense eating plan, such as the Mediterranean diet, in early adulthood may help prevent mental decline decades later.

Rival California Olive Packer Steps in to Pick Up Canceled Contracts

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 23:08
Musco Family Olive Company's CEO has said the company will do what it can to offer contracts to table olive growers affected by the Bell-Carter contract cancellations. They will give preference to machine-harvested olives.

Spanish Officials Determined to Investigate Price Decreases

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 23:07
In spite of poor harvests around most of the Mediterranean basin and a good one in Spain, olive oil prices continue to fall. Producers and their allies are demanding an investigation.

London’s New Ad Ban on Public Transport Equates Olive Oil to Junk Food

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 23:06
Olive oil producers who wish to advertise their products within London's transportation network would first need to seek an exemption to new rules banning products that lead to obesity.

Frequent Olive Oil Consumption May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 14:41
In a recent study, the participants who consumed the most olive oil had the least platelet accumulation, which could lead to heart disease and stroke.

60 Years in, Olive Council Looks at Challenges Ahead

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 21:58
As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the IOC, Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira spoke exclusively with Olive Oil Times on the challenges facing the sector.

Bell-Carter Cancels Table Olive Contracts in California

Fri, 15/03/2019 - 00:27
Citing the need to remain competitive in an increasingly global market as well as the high costs of production in California, the American table olive canner and retailer has canceled many of its contracts with local growers.

2018 Harvest Survey Reveals Season Marked by Climatic Challenges

Thu, 14/03/2019 - 02:16
Olive Oil Times asked farmers around the world how they fared during the 2018 olive harvest season.

Table Olive Consumption Has Doubled Since 1999

Wed, 13/03/2019 - 02:11
Table olive consumption has increased most in the largest table olive producing countries. Raised awareness of the health benefits of olives may be partially responsible.

Gene-edited Soybean Oil Touted as Non-GMO

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 22:20
A Minnesota company hopes their high oleic soybean oil will eventually become a market competitor to olive oil.