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Researchers Isolate EVOO Component With Potential Antihypertensive Properties

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 23:15
Elenolide, a known antihypertensive agent, was found in 80 percent of extra virgin olive oil samples analyzed over a span of eight years.

Documents Detail Exclusion of Israeli Representative at Olive Council Meeting

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 01:44
Documents reviewed by Olive Oil Times provide a detailed chronology of events that took place on the day of a key Council of Members meeting. The IOC denies it intentionally barred the Israeli proxy from attending.

Study Suggests Mediterranean Diet Benefits Pregnant Women

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 22:46
The study showed that pregnant women following a Mediterranean diet benefited from less pregnancy-related weight gain and a lowered risk of developing gestational diabetes.

New Funding for Research on Dementia and MedDiet

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 01:19
Researchers from Swinburne University received funding to continue investigating the links found between adhering to the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia.

Musco Reaches Quota for Signing New Olive Grower Deals

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 01:14
The Musco Family Olive Company said that it is unable to offer any more new contracts to olive farmers whose previous ones were canceled by Bell-Carter earlier this year.

Cobram Estate Chef Showcases New World Olive Oils in London

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 21:25
Kevin O'Connor was in London for a two-week residency at the Carousel restaurant, where he highlighted the versatility and delicious nature of various olive oils in his world-class cooking.

Israel Accuses Olive Council of Blocking Access to Key Meeting, Sources Say

Sat, 27/07/2019 - 05:53
Documents obtained by Olive Oil Times appear to show that Israel's proxy representative to the 2019 Council of Members meeting was refused entrance. Israel insists they went through all the proper channels to get the accreditation.

U.S. and E.U. Olive Oil Sectors Anxiously Await Trade Ruling

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 00:43
The imposition of tariffs on European Union olive oil exports to the United States would hurt farmers, raise prices in America and be difficult to undo.

Experts Offer Tips on Preparing for the Warm Season in Organic Olive Groves

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 02:35
The warm season corresponds to crucial phases for olive trees. Two experts provided their suggestions for the successful management of the organic olive grove in these conditions.

Donations Help Fund Research and Award-Winning Production at UC Davis

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 02:31
Recent donations have allowed the leading U.S. olive oil research center to invest in new equipment, expand their olive groves and improve production.

Finding Balance Among the Olives

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 04:53
Life is slower on the farm for fashion entrepreneur Joaquim Moreira, who produces the award-winning olive oil brand Acushla. "Fashion is an engaging sector. But now, I feel more passionate about olive oil."

EU-Mercosur Agreement Paves the Way for Tax-free Agricultural Trade

Mon, 22/07/2019 - 22:05
It is the largest deal the EU has struck in terms of tariff reduction, and also the one that has raised most concerns for repercussions on various business sectors and the environment.

Use of Fungus Found Effective Against Carriers of Xylella

Mon, 22/07/2019 - 22:02
The preliminary results of a field trial show that the Beauveria bassiana fungus reduced the number of meadow spittle bugs, which carry Xylella fastidiosa, by 80 percent.

Brussels Will Work With Spanish Cooperatives on Self-Regulation

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 01:55
Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.

Italian Producers Could Lose $200M if U.S. Tariffs Approved, Trade Group Warns

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 22:18
The Italian olive oil association warns that olive oil prices could double as a result of the tariffs, which have the potential to cut Italian oil exports to the U.S. by 50 percent.

Use of Dimethoate to be Banned in EU

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 00:38
The European Commission will not renew an earlier approval of the active substance dimethoate.

Spain Sees Largest Olive Oil Consumption Increase in Nearly a Decade

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 00:34
Olive oil consumption in Spain rose by more than three percent, the biggest increase since 2011. Falling prices and better education about extra virgin olive oil's health benefits are attributed to the increase.

Quality and Tradition at Valpaços

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 00:13
The Cooperativa de Olivicultores de Valpacos, one of the most renowned Portuguese producers, has over 2,200 associates from the town of Valpaços and neighboring Mirandela.

Chilean Guidebook Seeks to Promote Local Producers and Consumption

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 04:51
Guía Oliva 2019 will rate and describe extra virgin olive oils sold in Chile. The authors intend to educate consumers about what is going on in the Chilean olive oil world.

Xylella Fastidiosa Appears in Israel

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 04:31
The notorious crop-waisting scourge, Xylella fastidiosa appears in Israel, but it’s not yet time to panic.