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EU Report Predicts 45-Percent Increase in Olive Oil Exports by 2026

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 23:33
The report outlines the current state of the European Union's olive and olive oil sector and examines challenges and future prospects.

Olive Oil Importers Name New Director

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 05:05
The North American Olive Oil Association has named Colavita attorney Joseph R. Profaci executive director of the trade group of major American olive oil importers.

Spain Tests Artificial Intelligence to Manage Fly

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 01:09
A predictive model using artificial intelligence has been developed to help farmers with pest management and ultimately improve production and reduce pesticide use.

2nd ‘Food Values’ Conference Held in Tuscany

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 05:21
Experts from a wide range of backgrounds met at Villa Pecori Giraldi in Borgo San Lorenzo to discuss the relevance of the Mediterranean diet and explore new approaches and proposals.

Researchers Convert Olive Mill Wastewater for Practical Uses

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 03:26
Research has discovered how to reduce the detrimental effect of olive oil mill wastewater on the environment.

World Olive Oil Production Figures for 2017 Show Mixed Results

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 02:04
The current season looks mediocre after heat waves and droughts affected some areas over the summer.

Researchers Show How Crushing Speed Affects Yield and Quality

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 04:02
Quality parameters were unaltered by crushing speed, but extraction efficiency and chlorophylls content increased with faster hammer mill rotor speed in a continuous industrial process.

‘Apocalyptic’ Scenes in Napa and Sonoma

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 03:02
Communities along Northern California's famous wine region have been ravaged by wildfires that came out of nowhere.

24 Achieve Olive Oil Sommelier Certification After Intensive Week in California

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 00:50
They join the growing ranks of sommeliers around the world -- ambassadors of olive oil who will, in turn, educate others on matters of olive oil quality, usage, and appreciation.

California Olive Ranch Pursues Regenerative Agriculture

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 01:00
COR is aiming to become one of the first large, permanent crop farmers to effectively pursue a regenerative agriculture approach, which entails slashing waste and reusing byproducts.

Phenols in Olive Mill Byproducts Can Be Effective Preservatives in Fresh Meats

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 23:16
A study in Italy revealed that phenols can be used as antioxidants in raw and cooked fresh pork sausages, preventing lipid oxidation and in limiting the oxidative degradation of cholesterol.

Study: Plant-Based Diet Alleviates Reflux as Effectively as Medications

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 00:03
Adherence to a plant-based diet reduces reflux symptoms as effectively as the troublesome drugs.

Drones Carry Spanish Producers Into the Next Era of Olive Farming

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 06:54
Spain's Atlas experimental flight center furnishes drone technology that is changing how producers approach olive farming.

High Quality, Lower Yields Predicted as Harvest Gets Underway in Italy

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 01:28
We asked farmers how the harvest looks so far and what it holds for the current season. Chances are the quantity will be far below average but slightly better than last season, yet the quality will be high.

At Hacienda Guzman, Promoting Olive Culture by Celebrating its Diversity

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 01:20
Juan Ramón Guillén began bringing back saplings of different varieties of olive trees from his travels. Now, his 'Olivotheque' is among the largest collections of olive cultivars in the world.

EVOO Literary Prize Honors Ranieri Filo Della Torre

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 00:51
The Italian association of women entrepreneurs and EVOO producers, Pandolea is planning the 2nd edition of their international literary prize.

Even Late Adoption of a Healthier Diet Can Help, Study Finds

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 00:17
Researchers found that following a high-quality diet in late adulthood can decrease abdominal and liver fat, reducing the risk of certain inflammatory and heart-related conditions.

Oil of the Stars: A Trend Among Celebrities to Invest in Olive Oil

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 22:46
Olive growing seems to be an increasing trend among the rich and famous who own properties in Tuscany and Provence.

UK Calls for Action to Prevent Xylella’s Arrival

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 06:00
Environment Secretary Michael Grove said Europe needs to step up its protection to halt the spread of the disease and demanded more checks on high-risk plants.

California Olive Ranch: Defying Tradition

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 03:53
With a focus on technology, Gregg Kelley and his team seek to produce high-quality olive oil on a large scale.