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Rallies Planned to Protest Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 03:01
Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.

Spain Seeks Self-Regulation for Olive Oil Sector

Mon, 17/06/2019 - 22:00
Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked the European Union whether its olive oil sector can self-regulate. Advocates hope the measure will stabilize olive oil prices.

Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Memory in Diabetics

Mon, 17/06/2019 - 10:43
After comparing its effects with other healthy diets, the Mediterranean proved superior in fostering better cognition in Type 2 diabetics.

Sea Levels Rising Faster Than Expected

Sat, 15/06/2019 - 02:33
Scientists warn global sea levels could rise by as much as 6.5 feet by 2100, displacing nearly 200 million people and damaging agricultural land.

Mediterranean Diet Ranked ‘Best Overall’

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 22:35
The MedDiet beat out 40 other diets to get the top spot in the U.S. News and World Report annual ranking for the first time. It was also rated the number one diet in five subcategories.

Greek Award Winners Already Looking to Repeat

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 22:28
With the historically poor harvest season behind them, Greek producers who managed a win in New York are setting their sights on brand building and achieving consistent quality.

Study Predicts Europe, North America Will Experience More Droughts

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 21:16
By studying climate models and tree rings, scientists at Columbia University’s Earth Institute predict a period of unprecedented drying in many parts of the world, particularly in areas of North American and Eurasia.

Europe Updates Xylella Risk Assessment

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 23:17
An update to EFSA's 2015 assessment concludes the plant disease has not been eradicated, but control measures have contained its spread.

Annual Conference on Med Diet Returns to Nation’s Capital

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 04:05
A variety of health and olive oil industry professionals will gather in Washington, D.C. at the end of June for the annual Mediterranean Diet Roundtable conference.

Eating Blueberries Every Day Reduces Heart Risk

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 03:06
Researchers found eating one cup blueberries every day reduced the risk of developing diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in at risk individuals.

200,000 Olive Farms in Spain Could Vanish in Next Decade, Report Finds

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 22:33
According to a new study, more than 320,000 acres of traditional olive groves are abandoned and 1.2 million acres more could be also lost, equal to one-fifth of the total land area of all Spanish olive groves.

Report Predicts Mediocre Harvest in Andalusia

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 22:28
The report cites unseasonably hot temperatures along with a lack of rain as the main reasons for the dip, which could see production drops of up to 50 percent in certain areas

Italian Producers Lead the Way at Fourth EVO IOOC

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 22:26
At an award ceremony on Italy's Violet Coast, producers from the home nation won the night, bringing home 121 awards. Greece and Spain finished in a distinct second and third.

Thousands Protest Olive Oil Prices in Jaén

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 04:30
Dozens of riot police were deployed to prevent protestors from entering the municipal government building. Farmers are angry that olive oil prices continue to decrease.

Spanish Olive Exports to US Plummet Since Tariffs Imposed

Fri, 07/06/2019 - 02:04
The tariffs are slowly redefining the global table olive trade as new producers fill the void left by Spain in the U.S. market and Spanish growers look to the east to sell their crop.

Winning in New York Opens Doors, Encourages Innovation Say Producers

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 22:52
Award winners from the 2019 World Olive Oil Competition shared their thoughts on what it means for their brands.

Poor Diet Found to Be Major Risk Factor for Cancer

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 21:43
New research showed that eating nutritious foods and avoiding non-nutritious foods might help protect against cancer.

DIY Olive Oil Production Could Be Coming to Your Kitchen

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 23:44
The device would allow users to add crushed olives into a compartment at the top of Olimaker and producer their own olive oil at home within 30 minutes.

New Project Could Turn Olive Oil Byproducts Into Revenue Stream

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 22:05
Olive oil pomace and wastewater are broken down into protein and phenolic isolates, both of which can be used in various industrial applications from pet foods to cosmetics.

The European Commission to Monitor Prices of Agricultural Goods

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 22:01
E.U. member states will have to send prices of products regularly to the Commission. Prices will be sent once a week for olive oil and once a month for organic olive oil and table olives.