News Briefs

Jun. 16, 2021

Rising Demand for Virgin Olive Oils Drives Imports in Brazil

Data from the International Olive Council shows that Brazil’s appetite for olive oil and table olives has weathered the pandemic, with imports of both continuing to rise.

Jun. 15, 2021

Producers from Puglia and Lazio Star at 29th Ercole Olivario

Taking place in person after being conducted remotely last year, producers came together to celebrate Italian olive oils and their producers.

Jun. 14, 2021

Europe and U.S. Close to Deal to End Airbus-Boeing Dispute

If approved by France, Germany and Spain, the deal would be unveiled when U.S. President Joe Biden visits Brussels this week.

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Jun. 8, 2021

Study: Eating Some Lean Red Meat With MedDiet May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Eating moderate amounts of lean beef alongside the Mediterranean diet may decrease the risk of developing heart disease, a study says.

Jun. 2, 2021

Spanish Study Suggests More Effective Way to Transform Cold-Stored Olives

Using hot water to wash olives may be a more cost-efficient way to get the fruit to the ideal temperature for crushing and malaxing.

May. 25, 2021

Vegetable Oil Prices Rise While Olive Oil Prices Remain Steady

Prices of rapeseed, soybean and palm oils increased in the first half of the year due to strong global demand and precarious supply.

May. 11, 2021

Olive Oil Sales Continue to Surge in Spain

The latest figures confirm a growing trend in domestic and international markets.

May. 10, 2021

Steep Fall in Spanish Olive Oil Exports to U.K. Since Brexit

A new requirement for phytosanitary certificates and border checks will further slow down shipments and add to the cost and bureaucracy of post-Brexit trading.

May. 10, 2021

Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Memory Loss and Dementia Symptoms

Researchers found that consuming food associated with the diet interfered with the build-up of proteins commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

May. 10, 2021

Spanish Football Federation and Ministry of Agriculture Team up to Promote MedDiet

The ministry plans to use soccer’s domestic and global popularity to promote Spanish agri-food products.

May. 10, 2021

EVOO-Enriched Chocolate Benefits People With Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

Researchers found that patients with type 2 diabetes could benefit from eating chocolate enriched with EVOO by decreasing their risk of developing atherosclerosis.

May. 6, 2021

Olive Pests and Disease Will Be Focus of International Conference in October

Academics, scientists, farmers and producers will meet in Lisbon to discuss the latest on detection, control and management techniques.

May. 3, 2021

Spanish Politicians Call on Biden to Drop Black Olive Tariffs Ahead of E.U. Summit

The meeting comes ahead of two important deadlines that will shape future trading relations between Spain and the U.S.

Mar. 26, 2021

Europe Plans to Triple Agricultural Land Dedicated to Organic Farming by 2030

Olive farmers will be among the benefactors of European programs targeted at stimulating the consumption of organic products and financing the transition to organic farms.

Mar. 25, 2021

Consuming EVOO on an Empty Stomach May Provide Unique Health Benefits

New evidence suggests that taking olive oil on an empty stomach has certain health benefits, including lowering gastric acidity and helping nutrient absorption.

Mar. 25, 2021

Kırkpınar Governor Calls on Former Champion to Quit Reality Show

After derogatory remarks were aimed at Ismail Balaban by another contestant on Survivor Turkey, the agha of Kırkpınar thinks the former champions should leave in protest.

Mar. 17, 2021

Andalusia Launches Bid to Capture Emerging Indonesian Market

Euromonitor data projects that the value of olive oil sales in Indonesia will increase by 50 percent over the next half-decade. Andalusia hopes to capitalize on this growth.

Mar. 17, 2021

Almost 1 Billion Tons of Food Is Wasted Each Year, U.N. Report Finds

The United Nations has found that more than 900 million tons of food were wasted in 2019. The problem is pervasive, with food waste occurring at every step of the food chain worldwide.

Mar. 17, 2021

Olive Council Projects Slight Decrease in Olive Oil Consumption

Spain, Italy and Greece remain the largest per-capita consumers worldwide, while imports to the United States, Japan and Canada show an upturn.

Mar. 15, 2021

New Tool Could Stop the Spread of Main Xylella Fastidiosa Vector

Using sound vibrations, researchers may be able to disrupt the mating of spittlebugs in olive groves. Agriculture groups are calling for more research.

Mar. 15, 2021

Studies Suggest EVOO Helps Reduce Covid Symptoms

Extra virgin olive oil and other key foods in the Mediterranean diet lower the risk of a cytokine storm, boost the immune system and have antiviral properties.

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