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Olive Oil Sommelier

Olive Oil Scandal Uncovered in France

120 tons of Spanish olives were milled in Provence and sold with the prestigious AOP labels of the region.

American Trade Group Awarded Research Grant

The funding is part of a $36.5-million provision in the Farm Bill for research to support the country’s specialty crop farmers.
Business

Waste Not: Novel Application of Olive Mill Waste as Food Antioxidant

Researchers found that the discoloration and oxidation of meat patties were significantly delayed when they were treated with olive waste extract.

New Deputy Directors at International Olive Council

The new senior management team is now complete with the addition of two new deputy directors, Mustafa Sepetçi in charge of administrative and financial affairs, and Jaime Lillo who will oversee the technical, economic and promotional units.

Olive Mill Waste Seen as a Renewable Resource for Biosurfactant Production

Researchers have discovered an innovative, cost-effective and environmentally viable process to recycle olive oil waste byproduct into valuable biosurfactants.

Europe Opens New Infringement Procedure Over Italy’s Handling of Xylella

Italy has 60 days to respond to a formal letter and take steps to implement the requirements imposed by the European Commission.
Special Report

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.