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Freezing Olives After Harvest Doesn’t Affect Olive Oil Quality

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 02:21
Scientists found a possible solution to the reduction in quality that comes from storing olives at ambient temperatures -- storage at moderate freezer temperatures.

Heavy Rains Don’t Dampen Enthusiasm of Argentina’s Olive Oil Exporters

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 00:06
Recent floods have mostly spared Argentina's olive plantations as producers and exporters remain upbeat about the sector's potential.

In Greece, a Challenge for Olive Sector Innovators

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 22:49
A contest for olive oil industry innovators in Greece will begin November 15.

European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa: Finding Answers to a Global Problem

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 03:44
An event at the University of the Balearic Islands will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks.

Cobram Estate’s New Chef Wants to ‘Set the Tone’ for California’s Olive Oil Culture

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 07:24
Kevin O'Connor has spent the last few months learning all he can about olive oil as the resident chef for the Australian brand that recently set up shop in the U.S.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Increase Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 02:40
Researchers reviewed scientific investigation on the health effects of consuming sugary beverages and found the preponderance of the evidence implicated the drinks in increasing the likelihood of common medical conditions.

Greek Event on Hospitality and New ‘Cruet Ban’

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 02:15
The benefits of standardized olive oil in the food service industry will be highlighted during a November 15 event in Athens.

Drought Unlikely to Affect Yield, Say Some Greek Producers

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 01:39
Dry conditions over the last six months in Greece have created anxiety in the olive oil industry over yield this season. Producers are reporting, however, that their production might be better than expected.

‘Veronica Foods’ Lawsuit Dismissed

Sat, 04/11/2017 - 01:07
A lawsuit filed last year by the North American Olive Oil Association against the distributor to specialty shops was dismissed after the court found that "standing had not been established."

Spanish Olive Oil Prices Increase with Lower Productoin

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 23:59
Retail olive oil prices in Spain are expected to rise due to a production decrease of 15.8 percent in Andalucia as a result of the droughts that affected the region this year.

California Olive Ranch Looks Abroad

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 04:27
CEO Gregg Kelley called an alliance with producers in Argentina “an opportunity to bring a diverse portfolio to our customers while growing our network of farms and grower partners.”

On Olive Oil and Life in a Room Full of Kids

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 00:53
Olive Oil Times writer and EVOO expert Ylenia Granitto goes back to school.

Mediterranean Diet and EVOO Reduce Incidence of Gestational Diabetes

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 03:00
Researchers in Madrid discover that pregnant women who add more EVOO and pistachios to their diets have healthier pregnancies and healthier babies.

Olive Oil Times Readers Share Harvest Images

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 02:09
The photos illustrate the hard work and the joy each harvest brings to olive farmers in the Northern Hemisphere this time of year.

EU Measure Spares Monumental Trees as New Xylella Cases Emerge

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 00:50
New measures allow replanting trees in the infected area and allow the sparing of uncontaminated monumental olive trees. Meanwhile, new cases of infected plants have appeared further north.

The ‘Greening’ of Olive Oil Chemistry

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 00:30
Concerns about safety and the environment drive current efforts to switch to new methods that require either fewer chemicals, or that use chemicals that are less dangerous to handle and store.

‘Olive Oil Test’ Portal Simplifies Quality Testing

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 02:13 simplifies and secures the process of getting olive oils tested for purity and quality.

Wildfires Not Expected to Impact Record Olive Oil Production in California

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 02:06
The 2017 harvest is on track for a record production of 4.3 million gallons, according to the California Olive Oil Council.

Insect Can Be Effective Predator of Meadow Spittlebug Vector of Xylella

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 01:38
An entomologist found evidence that North American insect can be used to limit the presence of Meadows Spittlebugs vectors of the Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO strain on olive trees.

Oil in Salads Increases Absorption of Nutrients

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 00:14
An Iowa State University researcher found that oil brings out the full nutritional benefits of vegetables.