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Paul Bocuse, Renowned French Chef, Dies

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 01:11
French President Emmanuel Macron led the tributes, saying, "The chefs cry in their kitchens, at the Elysée and everywhere in France. But they will continue his work."

Past Three Years Hottest on Record

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 00:51
2016 was the hottest year, but 2017 was not far behind. A look at average world temperatures since 2010 reveals that the trend of global warming continues.

How Microorganisms Affect the Sensorial Qualities of Olive Oil

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 01:20
Yeasts are among the microorganisms present in olive oil and, depending on their enzymatic activities, they can either improve or damage the oil quality.

ABC News Explores Effects of Climate Change on Italian Olive Oil Production

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 01:01
ABC news chief meteorologist Ginger Zee traveled with her crew through Italy to talk about climate change with producers and scientists during the 2016 harvest.

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Frailty in Older Adults

Tue, 23/01/2018 - 04:35
New findings suggest that a diet consisting mainly of plant-based foods with low to moderate amounts of fish and poultry kept people independent and healthy as they aged.

Simplifying Science is the Goal of New U.S. Marketing Campaign

Tue, 23/01/2018 - 03:32
At a California conference, the International Olive Council laid out its plan to translate the wealth of proven health benefits to growing consumer consumption.

Farmers Protest Eradication Plan in Spain

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 01:46
The fifth outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa in six months has led the Spanish government to take drastic measures as it tries to prevent the spread of the plant pathogen.

Egypt Moves to Join Olive Council

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 01:20
Egypt's membership in the International Olive Council was revoked in 2017 after it failed to sign an agreement on changes to standards of olive cultivation, production and trading.

Stopping Xylella a ‘Top Priority,’ Greek Official Says

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 01:00
No manifestation of the disease has been documented in Greece, and the deputy minister of Rural Development said he wants to keep it that way.

UC Davis Olive Center Turns 10

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 00:39
The University of California at Davis Olive Center celebrates its tenth anniversary this week as a research and education center that continues to make an impact on the olive oil industry worldwide.

Olive Oil Tasting Program to Follow NYIOOC

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 02:43
On April 30, the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Program returns to New York's International Culinary Center (ICC) for an intensive, 6-day course in olive oil sensory assessment.

Olive and Eucalyptus Oils Help Wounds Heal

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 02:02
Researchers concluded that olive oil’s higher levels of monounsaturated oleic and palmitoleic acids accounted for its advantages in wound treatment.

Croatian Joins Elite Panel of Tasters in New York

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 01:36
Dr. Karolina Brkic Bubola, the leader of the official panel for olive oil sensory assessment for the Republic of Croatia, will be among the 18 judges at the 2018 NYIOOC.

Proper Application of Fertilizers May Lead to More Consistent Olive Harvests

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 07:45
A study finds that periodic fertilization with nitrogen, phosphate and potassium decreases the alternate bearing pattern of olive trees.

Olive Council Scientific Conference at UC Davis

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:54
On January 17, a panel of experts will discuss the mechanisms of olive oil and their roles in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Restaurant, Wine Retailer Team Up to Pair Wines, Olive Oils and Foods

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:12
An olive oil sommelier is sharing his passion through a series of events in Olympia, Washington.

Two Eateries in Italy Extolling the Magic of EVOO

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 01:41
Filodolio in Rome and Olivia in Florence turn out culinary creations inspired by fresh ingredients and Italian olive oil excellence.

New Project in Greece Aims to Decrypt Domestic Olive Cultivars

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:14
Greece seeks to analyze the genome of olives to safekeep its cultivars and make better products.

Historic Hadrian Olive Oil Returns

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 05:20
In keeping with Hadrian’s love for knowledge and the intellect, the olive oil will be sold in his Villa’s bookshop.

Smart System Identifies Olive Fly’s Flutter

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 03:19
A new technology would allow olive producers to identify when the olive fruit fly is present in their groves and react accordingly.