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Trans Adriatic Pipeline on Trial for Uprooting Olive Trees in Puglia

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 06:28
TAP executives have been summoned to appear in court on May 8 and will face charges of committing environmental damage including the unlawful removal of olive trees.

Alentejo Olive Oil Association Appoints First Executive Director

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 01:32
Gonçalo Almeida Simões brings 15 years of experience advocating for Portuguese agriculture to the European Union.

Tunisian Olive Oil Producer Will Use Blockchain Technology to Fight Fraud

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 00:20
Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander’s, but Not Cretan Producers’

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 02:42
Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

New Chemical Approach to Compromised EVOO

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 02:10
UC Davis researchers have developed a more rapid and cost-effective process to determine the reliability of a product bottled with an extra virgin olive oil label.

Where the World’s Olives Live Side by Side

Thu, 16/01/2020 - 01:38
From a distance, this olive grove on the outskirts of Córdoba looks just like any other field. But it is home for more than 1,000 olive cultivars from 29 countries, from Iran to the Americas, passing through all of the Mediterranean Basin.

Skepticism as Domino’s Plans to Open 880 Pizzerias in Italy

Wed, 15/01/2020 - 01:01
The CEO of Domino's Italy believes there is still room in the traditional home of pizza for a delivery option. Traditional pizzaioli remain skeptical that the restaurant chain can increase its foothold in the market.

Botanical Council Publishes Overview of Olive Oil Adulteration

Wed, 15/01/2020 - 00:34
The American Botanical Council has released a report detailing the causes of adulteration of olive oil and the issues surrounding olive oil counterfeiting, mislabeling and fraud.

Dame Helen Mirren Lends Her Voice to UK Xylella Prevention Video

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 09:18
Mirren spoke of the devastation caused by the disease, including the death of millions of olive trees across Europe and beyond.

Call for Entries for Olive Oil Culture Award

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 05:30
Contestants have until the end of March to submit projects celebrating the history, culture and tradition surrounding olive oil production in Spain.

Drought, Not Fire, Remains the Bane of Australian Olive Growers

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 03:19
Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.

New Year, Same Problems for Greek Olive Oil Producers

Sat, 11/01/2020 - 02:39
Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.

New Study Suggests Olive Leaf Extract Could Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Sat, 11/01/2020 - 01:58
A recent study from Turkey appears to confirm earlier reports that olive leaf extract could be beneficial for the prevention and treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

Olive Oil Production, Exports Smash Records in Uruguay

Sat, 11/01/2020 - 01:55
In 2019, Uruguay quadrupled its olive oil production relative to the previous year. As trees come into maturity, production is likely to continue trending upwards.

Olive Oil Times Turns 10, Gets New Look

Thu, 09/01/2020 - 02:15
Ten years and thousands of articles later, the mission has remained steadfast while the website's design has changed with the times.

California Olive Oil Association Names New Executive Director

Thu, 09/01/2020 - 00:34
Patricia King has been named executive director for the California Olive Oil Council after Patty Darragh's retirement last fall after 22 years with the council.

Oman Reports Good Season for Olive Oil Production

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 00:59
Sixty tons of olives were harvested in Oman between August and December.

Mediterranean Diet Tops Annual List

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 07:26

The Mediterranean diet was named the best dietary regimen in the US News & World Report’s annual list which is compiled by a panel of nutritionists, diabetes specialists, heart health and weight loss experts.

It was the third consecutive year the diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables and olive oil was ranked as the best overall eating plan.

The diet also ranked at the top for diabetes prevention and the best plant-based diet.

The Mediterranean diet topped 35 other eating plans due to its heart health benefits and ability to ward off diabetes. It was also hailed as the easiest diet to follow.

The MedDiet was preferred to keto, veganism and commercial diet plans such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig.

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 03:06
"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Portugal May Be the Third-largest Olive Oil Producer by 2030

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 01:57
Investments in high-density groves and modern mills are driving Portugal's rise among olive oil producers.