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Jul. 25, 2022

Olive Council Earmarks Funds to Promote Olive Culture

The IOC will cover up to 50 percent of the expenses that farmers, companies and institutions of its member countries incur to set up and run the projects.

Jul. 25, 2022

Croatian Agriculture Minister Visits Burned Properties in Dalmatia

Witnessing the affects of Croatia’s worst wildfire season since 2017, Marija Vučković promised compensation and support to affected olive growers and farmers.

Jul. 19, 2022

A New Spectroscopy Method to Determine Bitterness and Pungency in Olive Oil

A new study shows that fluorescence excitation-emission matrices can be used to predict virgin olive oil organoleptic characteristics.

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Jul. 13, 2022

Agricultural Incomes Rise in Andalusia, Boosted by Resurgent Olive Oil Sector

Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.

Jul. 11, 2022

Trade Group Opposes Proposed Retail Sales of Bulk Olive Oil in Europe

Consumers and environmental associations advocate retail sales of olive oil in bulk in the E.U. as a more environmental-friendly practice. Fedolive strongly disagrees.

Jul. 11, 2022

Preliminary Estimates Suggest Significant Drop in California Production

The Olive Oil Commission of California, which represents 90 percent of the state’s production, said its members will produce 1.8 million gallons this crop year.

Jul. 6, 2022

New European Label Recognizes Health Benefits of High-Polyphenol EVOOs

The goal of the Aristoil Plus project is to improve olive oil quality among its members and promote olive oil as a nutraceutical food to consumers.

Jul. 5, 2022

Greek Producers Reject Restrictions on Use of 'Kalamata’ on Table Olives

According to the interprofessional, producers of Kalamata olives outside of Messenia will suffer “immeasurable damage” as a result of the restrictions.

Jul. 5, 2022

Italy’s Farmhouses Enjoy a Post-Pandemic Boom

A new study found that more than seven in 10 Italians plan to visit a local farmhouse this summer.

Jun. 27, 2022

Riccardo Cassetta Elected as Assitol President

The Italian Association of the Edible Oil Industry also elected several vice-presidents and new board members.

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Jun. 17, 2022

Brussels Wants at Least €53B for European Agriculture in 2023

The funding will be used to mitigate the impacts of the global food security crisis, invest in sustainable agriculture and prevent environmental degradation.

Jun. 17, 2022

Italy and Brazil Shine at 7th EVO-IOOC in Campi Flegrei

Organizers of the event said quality continues to improve each year, with nearly one-quarter of submissions certified organic and 15 percent with protected status.

Jun. 15, 2022

Researchers Identify Compounds to Stem the Spread of Verticillium Wilt

In a controlled experiment, researchers from the University of Córdoba reduced the development of the disease by 70 percent.

Jun. 2, 2022

Studying Plant Reactions to Environmental Stressors Key to Sustainable Agriculture

New research into plants’ molecular response to mechanical stimulation sheds new light on their response to environmental stressors and development.

Jun. 2, 2022

Andalusia Demands More Funds for Olive Oil and Table Olive Producers in New Policy

According to some estimates, the Andalusia olive sector would lose €60 million per year under Spain’s national strategic plan for the CAP.

May. 25, 2022

Study: Decades of Heatwaves Have Gone Unreported

New research shows that many extreme events have not been investigated as researchers warn that such phenomena are becoming more frequent.

May. 25, 2022

Olive Oil Exempt from Pakistan Import Ban

The ban is mainly focused on luxury goods in an effort to reduce the country’s massive trade deficit. However, olive oil could be added in the future.

May. 25, 2022

Indonesia Lifts Controversial Palm Oil Export Ban

President Joko Widodo said the decision came as a result of higher global supply and rising cooking oil prices at home.

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