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Studies Show Progress in Changing the Minds of Climate Skeptics

Mon, 26/08/2019 - 22:56
Reminding climate skeptics that they believe in basic scientific principles might prompt them to accept that climate change is real, a new study from the American Psychological Association suggests.

Following a MedDiet with EVOO Lowers Need for Medications in Diabetics

Mon, 26/08/2019 - 22:43
A major clinical study found that participants who followed a Mediterranean diet in which the main source of fat was extra virgin olive oil reduced the need to begin using diabetes medications by more than 20 percent compared with participants following a low-fat diet.

Amazon Wildfires Threaten the EU – Mercosur Trade Deal

Mon, 26/08/2019 - 22:31
Fearing environmental destruction in the Amazonia due to the thousands of fires, European countries are asking for guarantees from Brazil that the fires will be dealt with before concluding the pact.

Ready to Try the Nordic Diet? Nutritionists Suggest One Important Tweak.

Sat, 24/08/2019 - 00:15
The Nordic diet emphasizes eating whole grains, in-season fruits and vegetables, and fish. Adding olive oil can make the diet more flavorful and replace canola oil as the traditional cooking fat.

Men’s Sexual Health May Benefit From Daily Nut Consumption and MedDiet

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 02:16
A recent study suggests that daily nut consumption can positively affect men's sexual health. Men in this study supplemented a Western-style diet with two handfuls of nuts daily.

Syrian Olive Oil Production Set for Large Increase

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 22:12
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, olive oil production in Syria is set to increase by 50 percent, in part due to better climatic conditions and a return of some stability to the war-torn nation.

New Study Links Plant-Based Diets With Reduced Risk Of Heart Disease

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 04:57
The study, which was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, also found that diets richer in animal products and refined carbohydrates increased the risk of death from heart disease by up to 32 percent.

French Trade Group Rebranded

Thu, 22/08/2019 - 01:15
While the name of France’s national olive oil association is changing the mission remains largely the same; promote local varieties and keep groves productive enough to maintain small farmers.

Maltese up in Arms Over Removal of Trees to Make Way for New Roads

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:59
Times of Malta reported that they had received dozens of complaints over olive trees being aggressively pruned with a chainsaw along the Santa Luċija jogging track, fueling fears they were facing the chop.

Bag-in-Box Containers Prove Superior for Olive Oil Storage

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:54
Researchers found that olive oil stored in bag-in-box containers retained extra virgin quality standards for longer periods of time in both room temperature and abuse temperature storage conditions that olive oil stored in tin-plated steel containers.

Olive Oil is Key to Promoting Plant-Forward Diets, Report Says

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:47
The white paper, which was published by the Culinary Institute of America and the International Olive Council, also says that a shift to plant-forward diets is necessary to achieve global climate goals and promote healthy eating.

Xylella Fastidiosa Could Be Contained With Better Monitoring

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:41
New data from the Sbarro Health Research Organization suggest that even 100-percent compliance to the present uprooting containment strategy would only partially stop the spread of Xyella fastidiosa in Italy.

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease Significantly in Spain

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 22:37
Estimates from a coalition of olive oil producing cooperatives estimate that this year's harvest may be the lowest since the 2014/15 season.

Using Resins to Debitter Olives May Be Eco-Friendly Alternative

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 22:46
Amberlite resins present a possible environmentally-friendly solution to removing bitterness from olives, reducing wastewater and chemicals used in commercially-employed methods.

Quarter of the World’s Population Facing ‘Extreme’ Water Stress

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 23:47
At least ten olive-growing countries in the Mediterranean basin are ranked as "high water stress," according to data compiled by the World Resources Institute.

Italian EVOO Brands Integrate Labels With Smart Technology

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 23:24
The ‘smart label’ will allow consumers to follow the production chain of a product with a tap on their smartphones.

Plant-Based Diets Can Combat Climate Change, Report Finds

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 07:30
Better land management practices combined with plant-based diets are effective in tackling climate change and mitigating its effects.

Ketogenic Diet Study on Soldiers Provides Striking Weight Loss Results

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 23:27
This three-month study of the keto diet, which included a rigorous physical training component, resulted in an overall improvement in body composition for active service members.

Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 04:27
Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 04:18
The successful implementation of the trade deal eliminates tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the largest single bloc of olive oil consumers and producers on the globe.

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