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Olive Tree Installation Charms and Causes Controversy in Milan

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 00:30
The installation of 16 centenary olive trees in celebration of Milan's Design Week has led to some questioning the origin and the future of the trees. Artist Sabine Marcelis says the trees were ethically sourced.

Brussels to Monitor Olive Oil Prices

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 22:59
Olive-producing countries are showing mixed signals in terms of prices and production despite the market’s relative stability, according to an EU commissioner.

Olive Oil Drives Growth of Greek Agri-food Sector

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 21:25
Olive oil was the largest Greek agri-food export last year and the fourth-largest export overall, according to a new report. Its success has renewed the call from farmers for government backing.

Poor Diet Kills More People than Smoking or High Blood Pressure

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 00:56
New global research showed the longevity advantage of following a nutrient-dense diet that is plentiful in fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains.

Lavandin Introduced in Spanish Olive Groves to Prevent Erosion

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 21:57
Lavandin is the most recent crop being planted in Andalusia to help prevent erosion, promote biodiversity and provide farmers with supplemental income.

The Past Four Years Were the Warmest on Record

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 21:55
The twenty-fifth edition of the WMO's annual climate report warns that climate change is set to continue and the Earth is running out of time to meet goals set in the Paris Climate Accords.

US Threatens Tariffs on EU Olive Oil Imports

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 05:30
A World Trade Organization decision found that the E.U. has unfairly subsidized plane manufacturer Airbus. The result could be retaliatory tariffs on numerous E.U. goods, including olive oil.

Old Ways Endure at Award-Winning Farm in Slovenia

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 01:11
Timor’s six olive groves are small and disperse, each containing just a few dozens of trees. The rugged terrain makes it necessary to do everything by hand, which the husband and wife team do well enough to earn the industry's highest award.

7th World Olive Oil Competition Weeks Away

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 23:57
Final preparations are being made for the seventh annual NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

Women Take Center Stage at Italian EVOO Literary Competition

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 22:15
The award ceremony also saw the launching of the Mediterranean Olive Oil Women’s Network and was an opportunity for a Jordanian agriculture official to showcase her country's progress.

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 23:55
New research suggests an inverse relationship exists between following the Mediterranean diet and the incidence of bladder cancer.

Adding Dairy Products To Med Diet Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 23:54
The study also found that adding several servings of low-fat dairy to the MedDiet provides increased nutritional benefits.

UN Issues New Standards to Curb Spread of Xylella

Sat, 06/04/2019 - 04:29
Updated fumigation standards, new ground rules for international trade in agricultural products and the development of new technologies to screen plants and plant products for diseases were among the standards approved by the body.

Scientists Map Risk of Exposure to Xylella

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 06:53
The study showed that southern Spain and other temperate locations between 40 and 50 degrees latitude are at the greatest risk for the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 05:47
The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Facial Recognition May Complement Taste Tests

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 05:45
Researchers are developing facial recognition software with the aim to enhance the accuracy of panel testing.

In Slovenia, Hard Work and Keeping it Simple

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 23:32
Franz Morgan planted his first trees thirty years ago on his farm in Grintovec. Going organic was the plan from the beginning and he became one of the first organic olive oil producers in Slovenia.

The Indian Olive Oil Market Shows Potential, but Comes at a Price

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 21:33
Spain is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing market for olive oil in India. High tariffs on imported olive oils, however, present a major hurdle for Spanish producers.

Recovery of Traditional Olive Groves Stimulates French Oliviculture

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 21:31
French olive growers are working on recovering traditional olive groves as a means to strengthen the sector.

Report Warns of White Collar Crimes and ‘Mafia 3.0’

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 02:02
Threats to the olive oil sector are changing as white collar crimes become more prevalent, officials said.