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Dietary Fiber Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 23:21
Consuming a minimum of 25 to 29 grams of fiber from Mediterranean diet plant foods is significantly tied to better health and longevity, including a lower the risk of diabetes.

Iran’s Olive Oil Sector Growing Despite Setbacks

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 12:41
Iran had a record-breaking year in terms of its olive oil production. However, poor government planning and corruption are thwarting the sector’s full potential.

Protesters Demand Aid for Olive Growers

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 00:17
The Orange Vests movement organized a demonstration in Rome to ask the government ad hoc measures for the Apulian and national olive oil sector.

UN, EU Bank Approve More Support for Tunisia’s Olive Sector

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 00:21
The EBRD and FAO are set to continue their support for Tunisia's olive farmers by adding value to Tunisian oil and making cultivation of the crop more sustainable.

Canary Islands Seek to Strengthen Emerging Olive Oil Industry

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 01:30
The consolidation of the olive oil industry in the Canary Islands is moving at a fast pace. The number of olive trees being cultivated has grown quickly as has olive oil production.

Olive Growing Seminar Returns to UC Davis

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 01:28
About 75 professional and aspiring olive farmers will gather at the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater in Davis, California for an olive growing master class hosted by the Olive Center and instructed by several experts.

The Changing Face of Alentejo’s Olive Oil

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 06:22
The Alqueva dam may have thrown a lifeline to some of Alentejo's traditional producers, but nearly 20 years later, it has also brought along new challenges that may prove to be insurmountable.

Jaencoop to Become Second Largest Olive Oil Producer After Merger

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 00:18
Jaencoop and Olivar de Segura have agreed to merge. The two cooperatives both bring different strengths to the new producer.

Italian Producers Lose a Champion

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 22:32
Gaetano Avallone, the president of Oleum, died last Monday. He has been fondly remembered by many of his colleagues for his contribution to the Italian extra virgin olive oil sector.

Europe Challenges US Tariffs on Spanish Olives

Thu, 07/02/2019 - 23:14
The E.U. has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, but the short-staffed trade entity faces a massive backlog. Spanish olive producers face an uncertain future with a December 2019 deadline looming.

Greek Producers Report Poor Harvest for Quantity, Quality

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 05:19
After a bad harvest, olive farmers and oil producers may not be able to receive compensation. However, small producers have a chance to shine in a depleted field of competitors.

Spanish Senators Demand Investigation of Turkish Imports

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 00:38
The search is on to determine whether stolen Syrian olive oil has been imported into Spain under the guise of 'Made in Turkey.' A criminal investigation could be coming.

Italian Olive Oil Production Falls to Record Lows

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 05:21
The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market said 185,000 tons produced. A raft of climatic and phytosanitary problems are to blame.

Key Nutrients in Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthy Brain Aging

Fri, 01/02/2019 - 02:20
Illinois researchers discover nutrients from fatty fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables work synergistically to enhance brain health.

The Rise of Organic Olive Oil in Greece

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 22:13
Small-scale Greek producers are taking a gamble that the risk of investing in organic olive oil production will pay off. Some say Greece has the ideal conditions in which to do so.

Compound Found in Olives May Help Prevent Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 02:30
A study completed at the University of Jaén has identified the benefits that a compound found in both olives and olive oil may have on an aggressive type of breast cancer.

All-female Cooperative Transforms Olive Oil Into Hope

Thu, 31/01/2019 - 02:28
The Femmes du Rif is a female-run cooperative in Morocco that focuses on sustainable olive oil production. They hope to reverse the fortunes of an otherwise declining rural region.

Olive Farming Around the ‘Navel of the World’

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 04:31
After years of decline and neglect, olive farming and oil production are making a comeback in the historic Greek region.

37 Complete Sommelier Program in London

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 01:22
Olive oil professionals and enthusiasts from 17 countries gathered in central London as the prestigious program made its European debut.

Olive Oil Consumption Falling Among Spain’s Youth

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 23:43
A new report released by a Spanish university indicated that a number of factors are contributing to the decrease in local consumption and predicted that it may not recover.