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27 Complete Sommelier Program in San Francisco

Tue, 01/10/2019 - 00:12
They join a growing network of olive oil professionals and enthusiasts after completing the six-day, two-tier course in the city's Marina District.

California Olive Oil Industry Adopts Stricter Labeling Requirements

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 23:07
The Olive Oil Commission of California announced new rules that will apply to large producers, including adding best by dates to all olive oil labels and tightening the rules regarding how olive oil provenance is labeled.

Italy’s New Agriculture Minister Pledges to Stem Spread of Xylella

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 06:13
At a meeting with olive oil industry representatives, Teresa Bellanova expressed her commitment to curb the spread of the bacterium, help affected famers and millers, and maintain a constant dialogue with Brussels.

Italian Village Provides Local Olive Oil for Student Snacks

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 05:14
In the southwestern village of Stella Cilento, children will enjoy an afternoon snack of bread and olive oil provided by the town, after helping with the harvest.

Italian Scientist Awarded Spoof Prize for His Research On Pizza

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 04:48
Silvao Gallus found that consuming pizza made with traditional ingredients protects against some chronic diseases.

Researchers Chart Pest Sightings in Effort to Protect Against Xylella

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 04:29
Using data collected from across the United Kingdom, scientists are creating a comprehensive record of where Xylella-carrying pests are found.

Turkey Expecting Near-Record Olive Oil Production

Mon, 23/09/2019 - 21:46
As the harvest is about to get underway, producers estimate total production will be between 200,000 and 250,000 tons. However, not all producers faired equally with the south having a better year than the north.

MPs in Austria Reject EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal

Fri, 20/09/2019 - 02:52
Citing environmental concerns, no major political parties in the Austrian parliament supported passing the deal. Many want the government to veto it all together, while one wants to renegotiate.

Scientists Find Earliest Evidence of Olive Oil in Central Europe

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 15:13
Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.

Regular Exercise May Slow Emergence of Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 03:39
A new study found that people at risk of Alzheimer's who exercised 30 minutes each day showed fewer symptoms of the disease than those who did not exercise regularly.

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.S. Skyrocket Ahead of WTO Decision

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 03:35
The WTO has reportedly decided whether it will approve tariffs on European goods headed to the U.S. and is set to make an announcement soon. Until then, importers are accelerating purchasing schedules in order stock up on Spanish oils.

Spanish Black Olive Exports to U.S. Halved Since Tariffs Imposed

Thu, 19/09/2019 - 02:34
Since tariffs were imposed in August 2018, Spanish olive producers and exporters have lost more than $50 million.

Israel Requests Documents About Its Exclusion from Olive Council Meeting

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 14:04
The Israeli embassy in Madrid told the International Olive Council it does not recognize any of the decisions made at the 109th session.

Olive Oils From Sardinia Find a Modern Audience

Mon, 16/09/2019 - 21:04
Sardinian olive oil has long been a staple of Italian cuisine and culinary prowess. The combination of international awards and oleoturism is putting the Mediterranean island in the spotlight.

Six Years With No Cure: The Continuing Consequences of Xylella

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 23:37
While the body of research on Xylella fastidiosa has expanded significantly since its discovery, so has the complexity of the disease. With no cure in sight, farmers must learn to adapt.

WTO Extends Deadline on Deciding U.S. – E.U. Trade Dispute

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 07:13
European olive oil producers and American importers and consumers will have to wait at least another year to find out if tariffs on olive oil and table olives will be approved.

Deoleo Campaign Features a Taste Test by Indian Grandmothers

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 06:21
While the women were quick to comment on the lack of salt and use of spices, none noticed olive oil had replaced fats traditionally used in Indian cuisines.

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 03:20
Local olive varieties and France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires ‘Quality Stamp’

Tue, 10/09/2019 - 09:43
Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:45
Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.

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