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New Study Links Plant-Based Diets With Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 04:57
The study, which was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, also found that diets richer in animal products and refined carbohydrates increased the risk of death from heart disease by up to 32 percent.

French Trade Group Rebranded

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 01:15
While the name of France’s national olive oil association is changing the mission remains largely the same; promote local varieties and keep groves productive enough to maintain small farmers.

Maltese up in Arms Over Removal of Trees to Make Way for New Roads

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:59
Times of Malta reported that they had received dozens of complaints over olive trees being aggressively pruned with a chainsaw along the Santa Luċija jogging track, fueling fears they were facing the chop.

Bag-in-Box Containers Prove Superior for Olive Oil Storage

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:54
Researchers found that olive oil stored in bag-in-box containers retained extra virgin quality standards for longer periods of time in both room temperature and abuse temperature storage conditions that olive oil stored in tin-plated steel containers.

Olive Oil is Key to Promoting Plant-Forward Diets, Report Says

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:47
The white paper, which was published by the Culinary Institute of America and the International Olive Council, also says that a shift to plant-forward diets is necessary to achieve global climate goals and promote healthy eating.

Xylella Fastidiosa Could Be Contained With Better Monitoring

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:41
New data from the Sbarro Health Research Organization suggest that even 100-percent compliance to the present uprooting containment strategy would only partially stop the spread of Xyella fastidiosa in Italy.

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease Significantly in Spain

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:37
Estimates from a coalition of olive oil producing cooperatives estimate that this year's harvest may be the lowest since the 2014/15 season.

Using Resins to Debitter Olives May Be Eco-Friendly Alternative

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 22:46
Amberlite resins present a possible environmentally-friendly solution to removing bitterness from olives, reducing wastewater and chemicals used in commercially-employed methods.

Quarter of the World’s Population Facing ‘Extreme’ Water Stress

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 23:47
At least ten olive-growing countries in the Mediterranean basin are ranked as "high water stress," according to data compiled by the World Resources Institute.

Italian EVOO Brands Integrate Labels With Smart Technology

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 23:24
The ‘smart label’ will allow consumers to follow the production chain of a product with a tap on their smartphones.

Plant-Based Diets Can Combat Climate Change, Report Finds

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 07:30
Better land management practices combined with plant-based diets are effective in tackling climate change and mitigating its effects.

Ketogenic Diet Study on Soldiers Provides Striking Weight Loss Results

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 23:27
This three-month study of the keto diet, which included a rigorous physical training component, resulted in an overall improvement in body composition for active service members.

Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 04:27
Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 04:18
The successful implementation of the trade deal eliminates tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the largest single bloc of olive oil consumers and producers on the globe.

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 00:17
The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.

Tunisia Predicts a Bumper Olive Harvest

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 06:27
A strong season would be a ray of light for the North African country, which has been thrown into a heightened state of political turmoil by the recent death of president Beji Caid Essebsi.

Olive Oil Prices Set to Rise in Israel as Import Quotas Run Out

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:00
Ahead of the Jewish holiday season, olive oil prices are likely to increase. Custom duty waivers on imported oil are expected to run out by the start of October.

107-Year-Old New Yorker Partially Attributes Longevity to Med Diet

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 07:34
Bronx resident Louise Signore credits the Med diet, dancing and staying single with her longevity.

July May Have Been Hottest Month on Record

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 03:29
Last month's temperatures surpassed those recorded in July 2016.

Greece Asks for Exemption From U.S. Tariffs on E.U. Products

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 03:23
The Greek minister of Agriculture cited the close relations between the two countries in a request to not be drawn into a trade war.