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Scientists Create ‘Planetary Health Diet’ to Tackle Climate Change

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 03:59
A group of international scientists have devised a global diet designed to limit climate change while promoting human health. It looks quite similar to the Mediterranean diet.

Emergency Taxes in Argentina Putting Pressure on Producers

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 00:52
The tax has been forcing olive oil producers to sell down their stocks as quickly as possible and dampening the optimism that had previously been palpable in the sector.

French Court Bans Popular Herbicide

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 22:54
The world's most widely-used herbicide, developed by Monsanto, is now banned in France.

Millenary Olive Trees in Spain Named Global Agricultural Heritage Site

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 22:37
The millenary olive trees of Sénia, a territory that stretches in between Barcelona and Valencia, have been formally recognized by the as an important agricultural heritage site.

Genetic Tweak to Photosynthesis Could Improve Crop Yields

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 23:57
While the tweak has yet to be tested in edible plants, scientists think this could revolutionize the food production -and olive production - industries.

Blockchain Technology Adds Transparency to Spain’s Olive Oil Industry

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 22:38
The controversial technology behind cryptocurrencies is at the core of a new project driven by IBM and other players in Spain's olive oil sector to guarantee the traceability of extra virgin olive oils.

Sommelier Program to Commence in London

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 00:32
The London edition of the acclaimed six-day olive oil sommelier course will begin this weekend in Bloomsbury.

International Shortage of Olive Oil to Be Compensated by Spain

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 00:30
European Union olive oil producers fared poorly this year. Spain, the notable exception, is well poised to make up the difference in the export market.

Herzegovian Farmer Looks to Keep Momentum After New York Win

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 02:59
The Skegro Family Winery is paving the way for high-quality extra virgin olive oil production in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Turkey Accused of Selling Stolen Syrian Olive Oil as Its Own

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 03:27
Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.

Export Ban Impacts Libyan Olive Oil Industry

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 01:46
A ban imposed to olive oil exports in 2017 was meant to protect the domestic production market. Producers say that it is having the opposite effect.

Building an Olive Oil Destination in Úbeda

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 06:07
The olive oil museum in Úbeda creates an interactive experience where visitors may learn about the crop's history, production process and sample various local oils all in one place.

The Honey Olive Grove: A Sustainable Solution

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 23:46
This polyculture system brings several benefits to the olive grove in a context of sustainability and resilience to extreme weather.

Testing New Ways to Plant Olive Groves Near Madrid

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 04:01
Polycultural olive groves are coming to the Community of Madrid. A new operational group hopes their implementation will increase profits and safeguard against disease.

Rioja Alavesa’s Olive Oil Renaissance

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 22:59
Rioja Alavesa is famous for its wine production. A new book details the Basque sub-region's olive oil history as local groups work to revitalize the sector.

Will ‘Oleoturismo’ in Jaén Be the Next Big Thing?

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:40
Tourists plan their trips around visiting vineyards or restaurants all the time. These days, olive oil is on the list, too.

New Study Delves Into Mechanisms Behind MedDiet’s Health Benefits

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:26
Researchers found that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 25 percent. They also got some clues as to why this may be the case.

Researchers Use Mathematical Models to Optimize Olive Oil Production

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 03:28
Using response surface methodology, Spanish scientists can now predict the impact that different variables have on the olive oil production process.

EU Report Predicts Rise in Production While Consumption Slips

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 04:42
By 2030, the European Commission estimates that production and exports will rise from the major olive oil-producing EU countries, but consumption will sink as prices rise and lifestyles change.

Supplementing the MedDiet With Some Dairy Can Be Heart Healthy

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 09:52
A new study discovered it is not necessary to avoid cheese and yogurt to reduce the risk of heart disease.