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Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.
July 20, 2017
Olive Oil World

A Perfect Olive Oil Martini

A summer cocktail for an olive oil purist.

Ismail Balaban Wins 656th Kirkpinar

Balaban narrowly missed out on the title in 2013, when he was beaten by Ali Gürbüz, who was later stripped of the title when he was exposed as one of 16 oil wrestlers who had tested positive for banned substances.
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New Clashes in Puglia As 42 Olive Trees Are Moved for Pipeline

Contractors are preparing to uproot another 1,800 olive trees along a five-mile route of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Up to 10,000 olive trees could be moved to enable construction of the entire $4.5-billion project.
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Health

Some Experts Dispute AHA Warning on Saturated Fats, Coconut Oil

After the American Heart Association’s warning about the saturated fat content of coconut oil, some experts have weighed in and found the health organization’s study wanting.

MUFAs May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

The study found that the key lies in monounsaturated fatty acids like those found in olive oil, sesame oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, and peanut butter.

Parts of the Mediterranean Diet Are More Beneficial for Colorectal Health

Adherence to a combination of three components of the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing a precancerous colorectal lesion by 85 percent.
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European Union

Bring It On: Olive Oil Importers Welcome More Testing by FDA

Members of the House Committee on Appropriations have called on the Food and Drug Administration to update its report on the authenticity of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S.

Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.
European Union

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.
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Droughts Threaten Olive Crops in Southern Europe

Farmers in Europe are concerned as continuing drought conditions and high temperatures throughout southern Europe are threatening crops like wheat, olives and almonds.

Oliva Lucia: A Tale of Love, Loss and Leccino in Istria

Behind Oliva Lucia is a story of resilience: how one woman overcame the challenges of life and nature to become the producer of an award-winning olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

Robotic Olive Harvesters Might Be on the Horizon

Google's parent company is investing in agricultural robots that could someday be used to harvest olives.
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