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Fairs and Competitions

Record Year for South Americans at NYIOOC

Brazil, Chile and Argentina all enjoyed unprecedented wins, smashing previous records for overall and Gold Awards received. Uruguay also managed to win one Best in Class.

Greeks Discuss Effort and Dedication Behind NYIOOC Triumphs

In spite of poor weather and trouble with pests, Greek producers took home a total of 35 awards at the 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.
Business

American Producers Enjoy Another Good Year at NYIOOC

Despite setbacks for many in California, American producers still took home plenty of awards at this year's edition of the world's largest olive oil quality competition.
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Health

MedDiet Prevents Overeating, Study Finds

Research from North Carolina suggested the Mediterranean diet satiates the appetite better than the Western diet.

Nutrients From Food, Not Supplements, Associated With Lower Death Risk

Researchers found the adverse health effects of a poor diet can not be offset by taking nutritional supplements.

Poor Diet Kills More People than Smoking or High Blood Pressure

New global research showed the longevity advantage of following a nutrient-dense diet that is plentiful in fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains.
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Africa and The Middle East

Egypt Wants to Plant 100 Million Olive Trees for Oil Production

While Egypt is the world's second largest producer of table olives, very little infrastructure in the country is dedicated to olive oil production.

Best Olive Oils for 2019 Revealed

In a year that saw a dramatically reduced output in some traditional regions, the findings of an 18-member panel of expert tasters suggested there is no shortage of excellent olive oils to go around.
Business

Judging Concludes at World Olive Oil Competition

The results will be revealed tomorrow night, May 10, during a press conference that will draw 200 olive oil producers, retailers, distributors, food industry professionals and press.
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Making Olive Oil

At Brist, It’s All in the Family

In the last of our four-part video series on Istrian producers, Brist is a family business where every member has a role.

In Slovenia, “The Tree Needs to Look Beautiful.”

"A vine is like a lover," Miha Jakovcic says. "If you neglect it, even a little, it won’t forgive you. An olive tree, however, is like a mother. You can always come back to her,"
Special Report

Lavandin Introduced in Spanish Olive Groves to Prevent Erosion

Lavandin is the most recent crop being planted in Andalusia to help prevent erosion, promote biodiversity and provide farmers with supplemental income.
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