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Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

Sun, 08/09/2019 - 23:44
The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.

Italy Failed to Fulfil Obligations to Prevent Spread of Xylella, EU Court Finds

Fri, 06/09/2019 - 05:20
The EU Court's judgment concluded the first phase of an infringement procedure opened in 2015 and found Italy liable for the payment of court costs.

Table Olive Yield Predictions in Spain Move Lower

Fri, 06/09/2019 - 00:59
From an original yield of 590,000 tons, Spain's Interprofessional Table Olive Association has already revised this figure down by more than 10 percent. Depending on climatic conditions, the final yield could be even lower.

EVOO Absorbs Polyphenols From Veggies When Cooked Together, Study Finds

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 22:54
Researchers found that polyphenols are exchanged between vegetables and olive oil during the sofrito preparation, becoming more accessible and easier to absorb after this type of preparation.

Bonsai Masters: The Art of Olive Bonsai

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 21:58
In South Africa, members of a local bonsai society are taking the ancient Japanese art form and applying it to some of the country's native miniature olive trees.

Making ‘Magic’ at Domaine de La Vallongue

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 20:29
Near Saint Rémy-de-Provence, Domaine de La Vallongue grows five varieties typical in the Vallée des Baux to craft its award-winning blend.

Australian Woman Pleads Guilty to Importing Plants Known to Carry Xylella

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 03:43
The chairwoman of the Australian Garlic Association pleaded guilty to ten charges after putting the agricultural sector at “great risk.”

Optimistic Forecasts for Harvest in Italy

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 22:38
Under the current conditions, the yield could exceed 315,000 tons -- lower than the average of the last decade, but still better than in recent years.

Extreme Weather Near Madrid Decimates Olive Harvest

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 22:20
A combination of rain, wind and hail has severely damaged 90 percent of olive trees just outside of Madrid. Small farmers have been hit the hardest.

Syrian Women Given the Chance to Learn New Skills From Italian Farmers

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 22:07
Seven small-scale Syrian farmers were given new hope for a better future as they learned new skills from farming communities in Piedmont and Liguria.

In Australia, Advocates Call for Improved Health Rating for Olive Oil

Tue, 03/09/2019 - 00:41
An independent report commissioned by the Australian government recommended that olive oil's health star rating should not be improved due to its saturated fat content. Opponents said the report misses the bigger health picture.

Portugal Anticipates Record Yield

Tue, 03/09/2019 - 00:25
A 40-percent increase in olive oil production is expected when harvesting begins in October. Total production is expected to reach 140,000 tons, up from 100,000 tons last year.

Climate Change Poses Threat to Global GDP, Study Finds

Fri, 30/08/2019 - 06:34
New data reveals that global GDP per capita will decrease by 7.22 percent by 2100 if average global temperatures continue to rise. For several olive-producing countries in the Mediterranean basin, the figure may be much higher.

EU Agriculture Commissioner Pledges Support for Spanish Olive Sector

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 22:16
Phil Hogan has promised to intervene in order to protect the interests of Spanish olive oil producers if prices do not rebound. Varied production forecasts and trade uncertainties make it unclear whether this will happen.

Phenolic Compound in EVOO May Be Beneficial for Parkinson’s Disease

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 05:18
A new study found that tyrosol delayed neurodegeneration and contributed to a longer lifespan in worms by reducing oxidative stress and inducing the expression of different protective genes.

Former PepsiCo Executive Named New CEO of California Olive Ranch

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 02:25
Michael Fox takes the reins from Gregg Kelley, who served as the company's CEO for 12 years and oversaw unprecedented growth in both the company and the sector.

Producers in California Expect a Return to Normal Yields This Season

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 01:00
The California Olive Oil Council estimates that olive oil production will reach about 4.0 million gallons this year, a 135-percent increase compared with last year's dismal harvest.

Rediscovering Ancient Varieties to Meet Today’s Challenges

Tue, 27/08/2019 - 22:37
Recovered ancient olive cultivars seem to provide a good answer to today's challenges such as those posed by climate change, extreme temperatures and pests.

U.S. Lawmakers Warn Against Trump Tariffs on E.U. Olive Oil

Tue, 27/08/2019 - 05:49
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has come together to warn that tariffs on European Union olive oil imports will lead to higher prices and could cause olive oil shortages.

In Rajasthan, Plans to Introduce Wine Made From Olive Leaves

Mon, 26/08/2019 - 23:42
Indian olive entrepreneurs plan to produce what may be the world's first olive wine in Rajasthan.