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In Lucca, a Month Dedicated to Quality EVOO

In its ancient Roman forum, Lucca hosted the second annual Extra Lucca Summer Edition, a spinoff of Extra Lucca, the annual event dedicated to high-quality extra virgin olive oils.

Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Course at New York’s International Culinary Center

The renowned International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab will present the first Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Level 1 Course October 8-10 at the ICC’s SoHo campus.
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Recep Kara Wins Emotional 655th Kirkpinar

In an atmosphere filled with expressions of solidarity, more wrestlers than ever before competed in the 655th Kirkpinar in Edirne.
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Cardiometabolic Benefits of Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil in Type 2 Diabetics

Following a Mediterranean dietary pattern provides a wide range of sustained health benefits for reducing the risk and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Potential Mechanism for the Cardioprotective Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Unraveled

Italian researchers demonstrated that extra virgin olive oil down-regulated NOX2 activity, pointing to this enzymatic pathway as a mechanism accounting for its antioxidant effects.

Internet-Based Nutritional Guidance Encourages Healthier Eating

A recent study shows that personalized, Internet-based nutritional advice is a more effective method for improving adherence to a healthier diet than general dietary guidance.
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Planting of Over 300,000 Olive Trees Underway in Pothohar, Pakistan

Under a five-year plan initiated in 2015, the agriculture department of Pakistan's Punjab province is providing two million olive saplings free of charge to farmers in the Pothohar region.

Class Certification Awarded in False Advertising Case Against Filippo Berio

A U.S. District Judge granted class certification to those who bought any brand Filippo Berio olive oil with the exception of their organic olive oil, between May 2010 and June 2015.
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New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.
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New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.

Master Milling Course Returns to Davis

The program will once again be led by Leandro Ravetti, one of the world’s leading experts in the growing, processing and standards of olive oil.
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IOC Approves New Limits for Fatty Acids, Restoring ‘Extra Virgin’ Status to Southern Italian Varieties

The International Olive Oil Council approved new limits for fatty acids, allowing some varietals with unique chemical makeups to meet the parameters for the extra virgin grade.
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