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Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.
October 17, 2019
Business

The World’s Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking

The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.

Montenegro Victorious at 3rd Olive Picking Championship

Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.
Fairs and Competitions

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.
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Health

Combining CBD and Olive Oil May Help Soothe Some Ailments

Cannabidiol, a chemical found in marijuana, is being used to treat a number of different ailments, from epilepsy to inflammation. Combining CBD with olive oil may improve its effectiveness.

Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Help Beat Depression

The study is part of a growing body of research that demonstrates how healthy eating plans have a positive impact on mental health.

Italian Scientist Awarded Spoof Prize for His Research On Pizza

Silvao Gallus found that consuming pizza made with traditional ingredients protects against some chronic diseases.
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Business

Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.

Chile’s First Olive Oil Guide Launched in Santiago

Guía Oliva 2019 reviews and rates extra virgin and flavored olive oils that are sold in Chile.
European Union

As Harvest Begins, Croatian Producers Anticipate High Quality, If Not Quantity

While production figures are expected to decrease for the fourth consecutive year, quality is anticipated to be as high as ever.
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Making Olive Oil

Pruneti: Quality Craftsmen in the Heart of Chianti

In a rural stretch of Tuscany, dominated by vineyards and olive trees, Gionni and Paolo Pruneti combine centuries of agricultural know-how with the latest milling technology to produce extra virgin olive oils on the land of their ancestors.

As Harvest Begins, Croatian Producers Anticipate High Quality, If Not Quantity

While production figures are expected to decrease for the fourth consecutive year, quality is anticipated to be as high as ever.
Special Report

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.
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