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Feb. 10, 2023

New Research Links Olive Oil Consumption and Reduced Autoimmune Occurrence

Researchers found that olive oil consumption promotes healthy gut microbiota and hinders the development of gut pathogens that impair immune function.

Feb. 9, 2023

Andalusia Increases Reservoir Capacity for Irrigating Olives

Local authorities accelerate the modernization of critical irrigation infrastructure in Andalusia to combat the effects of climate change.

Feb. 9, 2023

Spanish Researchers Pioneer Olive Fertilization with Silicon

Researchers from the University of Córdoba have completed a study into the effectiveness of silicon fertilization to increase resistance to pests, drought and disease.

Feb. 6, 2023

Nutri-Score Founder: Olive Oil Will Never Attain the Highest Rating

The co-inventor of the nutrition label said olive oil would never be rated with a "Green A" because it is solely comprised of fat.

Feb. 6, 2023

Argentina's Germplasm Bank Supports Mission to Preserve Olive Cultivars

The olive plant collection in San Juan has joined the International Olive Council's olive germplasm network, a crucial tool for promoting biodiversity and supporting research.

Feb. 5, 2023

Spain's 2022 Olive Oil Sales only Slightly Lower than Expected

Olive oil sales in Spain hold relatively steady despite the many problems and price increases throughout 2022.

Feb. 4, 2023

Catalonian Producers Warn of Worst Season in 15 Years

Catalonian producers warn that olive oil production in the region will be even lower than previously expected and that major price increases may ensue as a result.

Feb. 4, 2023

Europe Launches Initiative to Save Pollinators

The newly-proposed strategy aims at stopping the decline in pollinators by creating a ban on some pesticides and passing new agricultural measures.

Feb. 2, 2023

Spanish Olive Oil Sales Increase in China

New data shows Spanish olive oil sales increased significantly in China during the 2021/22 crop year.

Feb. 2, 2023

Tuscan Landfill Gives Away Olive Trees to Compensate for Carbon Emissions

A public waste company in Tuscany will support the planting of 245,000 olive trees to compensate for its CO2 emissions.


Feb. 2, 2023

Earth’s Ozone Layer Expected to Completely Rebound by 2040, Report Finds

A Unite Nations assessment finds that the ozone layer should be restored to 1980 levels by 2040.

Feb. 2, 2023

Andalusian Government Requests CAP Changes for Olive Growers

Authorities are asking for changes to the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy to remove economic burdens from olive and organic farmers.

Jan. 31, 2023

Morocco's Olive Oil Exports Reach Record Levels as Domestic Prices Rise

The latest trade data shows significant growth in Moroccan olive oil exports, but low production has raised prices domestically.

Jan. 31, 2023

Spanish Co. Introduces Vegan Cheese Made With Olive Oil

Väcka uses melon seed milk and extra virgin olive oil instead of coconut oil and fermented almond milk in two new vegan cheese products.

Jan. 30, 2023

Andalusian Farmland Will Be Monitored from Space

A nanosatellite will provide local farmers with data about agriculture's effect on the regional environment.

Jan. 30, 2023

New Rules Govern Organic Food in the U.S.

A major upgrade to USDA rules applies to domestic organic products and organic food imports.

Jan. 30, 2023

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Makes Good Pizza Even Better, Researchers Find

A new study shows that olive oil has a significant sensory and chemical effect on Neapolitan pizza.

Jan. 30, 2023

UNESCO May Yet Give Andalusian Olive Trees Heritage Status

In Spain, local and national institutions and the whole local olive oil sector have met to get the prestigious UNESCO candidacy of Andalusian olive groves back on track.