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New Method to Detect Mycotoxins in Olive Oil

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 21:59
The method is easy, fast and low-cost, allowing scientists and officials to determine if mycotoxin levels in samples of olive oil exceed the limit that can be safely consumed.

Study Finds Olives Grown at Higher Altitudes Yield Better Quality Oils

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 00:01
A study conducted by Jerash University found that oils produced from areas of higher altitude in Jordan had a longer shelf life and higher nutritional values.

A Golden Start to the Harvest in Chile

Mon, 03/06/2019 - 23:48
With the harvest in full swing, producers in Chile reported an overall slip in output, while their brands garnered international acclaim for quality.

No Consensus on This Year’s Production in Greece

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 02:14
Estimates of this year’s olive oil production by key stakeholders offer contrasting pictures of the quantities of extra virgin olive oil that may be available on the Greek market for this season.

14 Greek Olive Varieties to Be State Certified

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 01:59
Greek Nurseries are watching developments that could satisfy their long-standing demand for certified propagating material.

Argentina Is Building Latin America’s Largest Olive Oil Plant

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 21:49
The agricultural company Solfrut is renovating its existing olive oil production plant. The new one will have a state-of-the-art mill and see its storage capacity increase to 4,000 tons.

Italian Production Reaches Record Low

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 21:16
Final figures on Italian olive oil production for the 2018-19 season were released by the Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market.

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Risk of Late-Life Depression

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 00:22
New research suggested that the higher the intake of vegetables, the lower the likelihood of late-life depression.

Croatian Brands Win Big in New York

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 00:21
Croatian olive oils came in fourth after Italy, Spain and the United States, a significant result for a small country with a modest production.

Mediterranean Diet May Help Reduce Liver Fat

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 04:34
Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet’s benefit of lowering hepatic fat may be linked to the reduction of risk factors for chronic disease.

28 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 00:20
Professionals and enthusiasts joined the growing network of certified olive oil sommeliers around the world after completing a comprehensive six-day program in New York.

Record Wins for Slovenian Producers in New York

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 00:45
Slovenian producers won three Golds and three Silvers to reach the highest number of awards for this small country at NYIOOC yet.

Charges Dropped Against Scientists in Lecce Xylella Case

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 00:44
Researchers and officials who were charged in 2015 have been acquitted but are still blamed for omissions and mismanagement. Part of the investigation will be continued by prosecutors in Bari.

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 00:41
Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

150,000 Liters of Fraudulent Oil Seized by Europol

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 01:54
The criminal organization responsible for the olive oil fraudsters pocketed nearly $9 million annually from their illicit activity.

Oregon Project Aims to Promote Olive Oil Sector

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 01:50
Local growers and researchers from Oregon State University are teaming up to solve some of the biggest problems facing the state's fledgling sector.

Record Year for South Americans at NYIOOC

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 00:55
Brazil, Chile and Argentina all enjoyed unprecedented wins, smashing previous records for overall and Gold Awards received. Uruguay also managed to win one Best in Class.

Egypt Wants to Plant 100 Million Olive Trees for Oil Production

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 00:41
While Egypt is the world's second largest producer of table olives, very little infrastructure in the country is dedicated to olive oil production.

Greeks Discuss Effort and Dedication Behind NYIOOC Triumphs

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 21:59
In spite of poor weather and trouble with pests, Greek producers took home a total of 35 awards at the 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

American Producers Enjoy Another Good Year at NYIOOC

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 21:35
Despite setbacks for many in California, American producers still took home plenty of awards at this year's edition of the world's largest olive oil quality competition.