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Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 05:35
The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.

A Perfect Olive Oil Martini

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 22:28
A summer cocktail for an olive oil purist.

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 02:07
Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.

Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 00:39
Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 03:13
Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.

Some Experts Dispute AHA Warning on Saturated Fats, Coconut Oil

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 02:26
After the American Heart Association’s warning about the saturated fat content of coconut oil, some experts have weighed in and found the health organization’s study wanting.

Agreement Reached on New EU Organic Food Rules

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 23:27
After lengthy negotiations, EU negotiators have agreed on new rules for EU organic products.

MUFAs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 22:13
The study found that the key lies in monounsaturated fatty acids like those found in olive oil, sesame oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, and peanut butter.

U.S. Probes Allegations of Spanish Olive Dumping

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 21:59
The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission are investigating whether Spanish olive companies are violating fair trade laws and receiving unfair subsidies.

Ismail Balaban Wins 656th Kirkpinar

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 06:33
Balaban narrowly missed out on the title in 2013, when he was beaten by Ali Gürbüz, who was later stripped of the title when he was exposed as one of 16 oil wrestlers who had tested positive for banned substances.

New Clashes in Puglia As 42 Olive Trees Are Moved for Pipeline

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 00:27
Contractors are preparing to uproot another 1,800 olive trees along a five-mile route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Up to 10,000 olive trees could be moved to enable construction of the entire $4.5-billion project.

Olive Council Optimistic Following U.S. Meetings

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 23:45
The International Olive Council described as a "productive" mission to the United States where it met with producers, businesses and administration officials about olive industry standards and a promotional campaign.

Robotic Olive Harvesters Might Be on the Horizon

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 01:48
Google's parent company is investing in agricultural robots that could someday be used to harvest olives.

4th ‘Monna Oliva’ Celebrates Best Italian Table Olives

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 01:28
Producers from Liguria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Apulia, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia reached exceptional levels of quality despite the poor season.

China Arrests Five for Forging Expiration Dates on Olive Oil

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 01:00
Chinese authorities have arrested five suspects following an investigation into an alleged plot to sell olive oil with fraudulent expiration date labels.

Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Are More Beneficial for Colorectal Health

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:38
Adherence to a combination of three components of the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing a precancerous colorectal lesion by 85 percent.

Experts Say Greenhouse Gases Must Be Tackled in Three Years

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:26
A statement launched on the eve of the G20 Summit in Hamburg warned that greenhouse gas emissions must show a significant decline by 2020 to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

How Coconut Oil Got Its Reputation for Being Healthy in the First Place

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 23:40
Health food fanatics were in a tizzy after coconut oil was called out by the American Heart Association for its high saturated fat content. But how did coconut oil get its reputation for being healthy in the first place?

Australian Company Develops Invisible Technology to Combat Food Fraud

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 23:13
As major markets like China increase their demand for imported luxury foods such as olive oil, an Australian company, YPB Group, has developed an invisible tracking technology they believe will become an industry standard.

Wildfire Destroys Grove in Turkey

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 21:58
In an ironic twist of fate, Turkey's olive trees had just been saved from proposed changes to the country's “olive law” when they went up in flames.