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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,"
April 23, 2019
Business

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,"

Olive Tree Installation Charms and Causes Controversy in Milan

The installation of 16 centenary olive trees in celebration of Milan's Design Week has led to some questioning the origin and the future of the trees. Artist Sabine Marcelis says the trees were ethically sourced.
European Union

Old Ways Endure at Award-Winning Farm in Slovenia

Timor’s six olive groves are small and disperse, each containing just a few dozen trees. The rugged terrain makes it necessary to do everything by hand, which the husband and wife team do well enough to earn the industry's highest award.
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Health

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.

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

New research suggests an inverse relationship exists between following the Mediterranean diet and the incidence of bladder cancer.
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Africa and The Middle East

Brussels to Monitor Olive Oil Prices

Olive-producing countries are showing mixed signals in terms of prices and production despite the market’s relative stability, according to an EU commissioner.

Olive Oil Drives Growth of Greek Agri-food Sector

Olive oil was the largest Greek agri-food export last year and the fourth-largest export overall, according to a new report. Its success has renewed the call from farmers for government backing.
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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Olive Oil Times Special

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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