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Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.
April 20, 2017
Education

Removal of Olive Trees for Pipeline to Resume

"Once works can safely resume, the remaining olive trees could be removed and replanted in a matter of days." said Lisa Givert, TAP head of communications

Olive Oil Sommelier Program Expands to California

Following the success of the New York series, the International Culinary Center and the Olive Oil Times Education Lab are expanding the sommelier certification program to the school's Bay Area campus.
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WMO Confirms 2016 Was Hottest Year on Record

Carbon dioxide emissions also reached record levels, while sea temperatures rose, and many parts of the world experienced incidences of extreme weather.
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Health

Animal Study Finds Monounsaturated Fats in Olive Oil May Extend Life

A study that originated for another purpose discovered more evidence that the type of fat consumed rather than the quantity is a determining factor for health and longevity.

Strokes, Heart Attacks Drop Where Trans Fats in Restaurants are Banned

A Yale study found a 6.2 percent decline in hospital admissions for heart attacks and strokes among New York residents in districts where trans fats were banned from restaurants.

Farmed Fish Benefit From Olive Oil in Their Diets

Olive oil-fed sea bream became the latest addition to a growing list of farm animals who have shown to benefit from a diet that includes olive byproducts.
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Education

Removal of Olive Trees for Pipeline to Resume

"Once works can safely resume, the remaining olive trees could be removed and replanted in a matter of days." said Lisa Givert, TAP head of communications

25th ‘Ercole Olivario’ Recognizes Italian Excellence

The 25th Ercole Olivario awarded Italian extra virgin olive oils that managed to achieve a high level of quality despite a difficult season.
Education

Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.
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WMO Confirms 2016 Was Hottest Year on Record

Carbon dioxide emissions also reached record levels, while sea temperatures rose, and many parts of the world experienced incidences of extreme weather.

Mount Etna, Sicily’s Gentle Giant That Nourishes Olive Trees

Despite a recent eruptive episode, Mount Etna's effusive activity was never a threat for people living on its slopes and contributed over the ages to the development of olive tree cultivation.
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Adoption Program Saves Town, One Tree at a Time

For decades, people fled Oliete, mostly to Barcelona, and left their secular olive groves behind. In 2014, a group of young locals came up with an idea to bring their village’s forgotten resource back to life.
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