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Italy Set to Deal Major Blow to ‘Agribusiness Pirates’

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 02:44
A new law would protect Italian agriculture by letting prosecutors pursue frauds anywhere in the supply chain.

E.U. Tenders for Private Storage Conclude, Pulling 213,500 Tons from the Olive Oil Market

Sat, 29/02/2020 - 00:23
The fourth and final tender for private storage aid succeeded in withholding more stocks from the European olive oil market to ease pressure on prices.

Coronavirus Epidemic Hits Italy’s Agriculture Sector

Fri, 28/02/2020 - 02:36
The rising number of coronavirus infections across northern Italy has impacted every corner of the country's agriculture sector, from harvesting and production to tourism and exports.

Croatia Wants Its Olive Farmers to Organize

Thu, 27/02/2020 - 07:02
The minister of agriculture said cooperatives would help the sector by allowing producers to benefit from financial support and other measures.

Small Sampling in Sweden Spurs Debate on Tasting Panels

Thu, 27/02/2020 - 05:21
Sweden tested 21 brands that it suspected could be mislabeled and found most of them were. Producers and regulators are arguing over the survey's methods.

How Fatty Acids in EVOO Might Mitigate Age-Related Diseases

Thu, 27/02/2020 - 05:20
The monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil have been associated with healthier aging when combined with fasting and exercise

Polyphenols Shown to Have Distinct Anti-Bacterial Properties

Wed, 26/02/2020 - 23:20
Research on the antibacterial activity of olive varieties grown in southern Italy shows promise for natural treatments against E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Drones Help Olive Farmers Target Treatments, Increase Profitability

Wed, 26/02/2020 - 22:58
Using drones, multi-spectral cameras and remote sensors, olive farmers can make accurate nutrient predictions, target phytosanitary treatments and more precisely apply fertilizers and irrigation.

Greeks Call for Strategic Plan in Wake of Low Prices

Tue, 25/02/2020 - 05:22
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

Tue, 25/02/2020 - 05:21
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.