Making Olive Oil Warm Weather’s Ambiguous Effect on Olives Warmer weather can serve as a natural pesticide for olive trees, but it will also cause a reduced olive oil production. New Report Takes Pulse of EU Olive Oil Farms The average income on olive oil farms has been on a slide and is significantly lower than the average for other farms, according to a new report. New Phase for Greek Olive Mills A new environmental law makes things worse for the 2,300 olive mills -- more than half the mills in Greece -- still using the "three-phase" production system. ‘Oli-PHA’ Project Develops Greener Packaging from Olive Mill Waste A new research project promises an environmentally friendly use for the 30 billion litres of waste water generated around the world each year. Against All Odds: Olive One The husband and wife team who run the Kolympari-Mihelakis Family olive oil company say their latest product, Olive One, surpasses anything they’ve ever produced before. Changing Climate Challenges Olive Oil Sector in Catalonia Water shortage due to climate change could make parts of one of Catalonia’s top olive oil producing regions - the Siurana DOP - unviable within 20 years. A New Harvester for Traditional Olive Groves The prototype of what is hoped to be an affordable and efficient harvester for Spain’s traditional olive farms has been developed by researchers at the University of Córdoba. Record Olive Harvest in Baena Despite budget cuts and the current poor financial climate, Spanish olive oil production in the Baena region of Córdoba has reached record-breaking levels with its last harvest. Olive Varietals: Some Interesting Peculiarities In Spain, we have around 400 different registered varietals which, according to their importance are classified into majority, secondary and minority. Riogordo’s Milling Honors Verdial Olive Oil The Olearum Culture and Oil Heritage association organized recently the first edition of “The Milling of Riogordo” which recreated the traditional production of olive oil in the Ethnographic Museum of Riogordo (Málaga). ‘Zapping’ May Make Olive Oil Extraction Faster, Cheaper ‘Zapping’ olive paste with pulsed electric fields (PEF) shows promise in improving virgin olive oil yield while reducing energy use and preserving quality. Tradition, Innovation at Castillo de Canena Castillo de Canena produces award-winning extra virgin olive oils from their family estate by combining know-how passed down through generations with relentless innovation. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.