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Hallowed Olive Oil Helps Neighbors in Need

Sat, 15/02/2020 - 01:05
A community in Italy comes together to celebrate olive trees and raise funds for charity.

Production in Spain Lower than Anticipated

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:47
The latest harvest data suggests Spain will produce less than one million tons of olive oil, a significant decrease from last autumn's estimates.

Spain’s Olive Oil Sector Calls for More Protests

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:38
Five of the country's main agricultural organizations plan to occupy town squares across the province of Jaén, demanding higher prices for olive oil and more support for traditional groves.

Third Tender for Storage Aid Concludes, EU Calls for Patience

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 01:26
With 171,000 tons of olive oil removed from the market with no significant effect on olive oil prices, the European Commission said it expects results in due course.

Italian Producers Shortchanged in EU Funding

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 00:41
Italian farmers say recent rounds of funding were directed mainly to their competitors in Spain, Greece and Portugal.

Obesity a ‘Looming Epidemic’ in Developing Countries, World Bank Says

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 07:10
Poor nutritional habits and reduced physical activity are the main reasons for high obesity rates.

Head of Leading Spanish Table Olive Producer Wins Gender Equality Award

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 00:06
Blanca Torrent was recognized for the gender equality policy at Torrent Olives and her work advocating for women in agribusiness.

Italy’s Olive Oil Competitiveness Hindered by Aging Groves

Sat, 08/02/2020 - 04:13
With higher costs and lower yields than modern olive oil farms, quality alone may not be enough to protect Italy's smaller producers in a fast-changing international market.

Major Spanish Producer Acesur Announces New Facility in Virginia

Fri, 07/02/2020 - 07:37
The major Spanish producer Acesur says it will bring $11 million in investment and 29 new jobs to Suffolk, Virginia.

Amid Protests, Spain’s Agriculture Minister Pledges Support to Farmers

Fri, 07/02/2020 - 03:35
Luis Planas has announced a number of measures aimed at helping producers cope with low prices and increasing production costs. He also met with olive oil producers to discuss self-regulation.

Lupini Bean May Knock Off Soy as Leading Plant-based Protein Source

Fri, 07/02/2020 - 03:20
The Mediterranean bean contains more protein and fiber than its leading plant-based counterparts, soy and chickpeas, yet shares only a tiny portion of the carbohydrate count.

Casas de Hualdo: In the World of Don Quixote

Thu, 06/02/2020 - 23:33
I thought good oil could only be produced in small quantities, like a good cup of coffee. Casas de Hualdo represents a thought-provoking mix of quantity and quality.

Cooperative in Calabria Offers Much More Than Good Olive Oil

Thu, 06/02/2020 - 01:07
The Nelson Mandela Social Cooperative produces high-quality extra virgin olive oil and promotes the social inclusion of refugees.

Greece Believes Brexit Strengthens Case for Return of Parthenon Parts

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 05:37
In light of Brexit, Greece will intensify efforts to return the Parthenon pediments to their original home.

Council Releases Estimates for 2019/20 Table Olive Production

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 02:40
Global production is expected to increase by almost 14 percent with Egypt the top world producer.

Troubles Persist for Tunisian Olive Oil, As Officials Hope to Turn a Corner

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 06:21
Bureaucratic and technological hurdles, decreasing olive oil prices and political difficulties may hinder ambitious plans to expand the Tunisian olive oil sector.

Conference to Focus on Role of Religion in Combating Climate Change

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 05:18
Hosted by the Lutheran World Federation, the meeting will focus on managing religious differences in the interests of supporting sustainability and climate change.

Gelato With EVOO Is a Functional Food, Italian Researchers Say

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 01:25
Research carried out at the University of Naples Federico II shows that extra virgin olive oil can be added to the Italian-style artisanal ice cream as a functional ingredient.

Andalusian Agriculture Minister Calls for ‘Fast Track’ Deal for Perishable Food After Brexit

Tue, 04/02/2020 - 01:07
While the U.K. and Europe determine their future relationship, Carmen Crespo has called on Brussels to push for a deal that would ease the transport of perishable food items between the two.

‘Oleotourism’ Becomes Law in Italy

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 03:40
With the adoption of the 2020 budget in Italy, oleotourism is enshrined into law.