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A New ‘Greek Mark’ for Olives and Olive Oil

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 00:28
Seven companies in Greece that produce table olives and extra virgin and virgin olive oil were the first in the country to display a "Greek Mark" on their labeling, part of a project to distinguish Greek products in foreign markets.

Registration Opens for NYIOOC2019

Fri, 12/10/2018 - 02:27
Early entries have already been submitted at a fast rate and organizers said registrations will be limited to the first 1,000 brands, as last year.

Labeling Practices Still Not Up to Par in France, Report Finds

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 01:47
The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control's recent report finds that misleading marketing information surrounding the sale of olive oil and related products still requires further regulation.

Olive Oil Production Up More Than 25 Percent, Consumption Edges Higher

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 03:47
In its monthly newsletter, the International Olive Council released its preliminary data for the 2017/18 harvest season, which indicates increases in production, consumption and imports.

Mediterranean Diet Linked to 33-Percent Lower Depression Risk

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 22:37
A new study uncovered more evidence that diet quality influences mental health.

Med Diet May Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 22:43
A new study in the U.K. suggests the Mediterranean diet may be particularly protective of stroke in women over 40, regardless of whether they take hormone replacement therapy or have experienced menopause.

Brazilian Guidebook Profiles Local Producers

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 22:27
The second edition of a guide to Brazilian olive oils tells stories of the people behind the products.

Yale Olive Oil Conference Underway

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 10:06
No less than 26 speakers each had between 20 and 40 minutes today in a rapid-fire mix of mostly scientific presentations on the mechanisms behind the health benefits of olive oil.

Unusual Weather Leads to Dismal Harvest in California

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 21:54
Amid a harvest impacted by late winter temperature fluctuations, California is expecting a 30-percent drop in olive oil production this season.

Leucocarpa, the Dazzling White Olive From Magna Graecia

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 05:12
We asked researchers why the Leucocarpa olive variety is completely white throughout its development cycle.

OOT Calls for Harvest Images for Gallery Exhibition

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 01:50
Olive Oil Times is inviting producers to submit pictures of their 2018 olive harvest for a gallery exhibition.

A Very Good Year for Turkish Olive Oil Exports

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 23:53
A good year for olive growers combined with relatively poor years in the Mediterranean and a depreciating Lira, see Turkish exports on pace for a five-year high.

Why One Good EVOO in Your Kitchen Is Not Enough

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 22:49
Olive oils, like wines, should be chosen to produce the ideal combination with the foods you're preparing.

Fire in Tuscan Countryside, Thousands of Olive Trees Up in Smoke

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 04:09
A massive wildfire on Mount Serra, in the province of Pisa, devastated a huge area of woodland and ten thousand olive trees.

Masía El Altet: Valencia’s Gold Standard

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 00:44
At nearly 3,000 ft above sea level in Valencia, Masía El Altet is placed at the turning point where the Mediterranean climate starts receiving continental influences.

UC Davis Event to Focus on Premium Olive Oil

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 23:04
The event will feature speakers from different parts of the industry in order to give producers an idea of where this part of the sector has come from and where it is heading.

How the Combination of Olive Oil and Sleep Can Prevent Cardiovascular Events

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 22:41
Canadian scientists discovered olive oil helps protect against the platelet aggregation that leads to heart attacks and strokes.

Croatia’s Best Producers Upbeat as Harvest Nears

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 22:27
As fall rolls in, several Croatian producers say the conditions look good for another award-winning year.

In Greece, Olive Trees Suffer From Fruit Fly Infection Ahead of Harvest

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 23:50
The unstable weather of the past summer and the lack of resources to fight the fly are to blame for an ominous outlook.

Fish Oil No Better Than Olive Oil for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetics

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 23:21
Omega-3 fish oil supplements failed to prevent first-time heart attacks or strokes in diabetics compared to a control group that took olive oil capsules.

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