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Dec. 15, 2020

Scientists in Spain Identify Olive Genes Resistant to Common Pathogen

Researchers at IFAPA have identified several genes that provide resistance to the fungi that cause Verticillium wilt.

Dec. 8, 2020

Producers Seek PDO in Castile y León

The new Aceite del Tiétar PDO would cover 6,000 growers in the province of Ávila, which is responsible for the majority of production in Castile y León.

Dec. 7, 2020

Reducing the Size of Pomace Oil Particles Increases Its Healthy Properties, Study Shows

The bioaccessibility of polyphenols and the antioxidant capacity of olive pomace oil is positively affected by the micronization of its particles. Scientists think the discovery could lead to the production of olive pomace oil with greater health benefits.

Nov. 9, 2020

Italy’s New Lockdown Hits Olive Oil Sector, Again

New Covid containment measures threaten the rise in domestic olive oil consumption that has buoyed the sector.

Nov. 5, 2020

Polyphenols Found in Olive Oil Could Be Key Ingredient for Improving Food Safety

Researchers say olive oil rich in polyphenols could become a food additive ingredient for improving food safety and increasing protection for humans and livestock.

Oct. 27, 2020

Olive Oil Consumption Set to Outpace Production For a Change

Consumption is projected to reach 3.14 million tons while production slips in the 2020 campaign, finally reversing the downward price trends.

Oct. 21, 2020

World Olive Oil Competition Opens Registration for 2021

Early registration is open for the world's most prestigious olive oil quality contest.

Oct. 20, 2020

Study Suggests Olive Oil Helps Prevent Arterial Disease, Pomace Oil Might Worsen It

Olive oil consumption is associated with benefits for the prevention of peripheral arterial disease, while pomace oil could promote its development.

Oct. 16, 2020

Latest Xylella Outbreak in Puglia Continues to Spread

Authorities have identified 136 newly-infected trees in Puglia. Among the new discoveries are two millenary olive trees in what was considered to be a buffer zone.

Oct. 15, 2020

Bans on Night Harvesting Have Alleviated Threat to Migratory Birds

The head of conservation for BirdLife Europe applauded prohibitions on nighttime intensive olive harvesting in Spain and Portugal.

Oct. 14, 2020

U.N. World Food Program Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The WFP was awarded for its contributions to combat hunger and efforts to create better conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.

Oct. 9, 2020

Olive Mills Open in Jordan With Average Harvest Predicted

After a hot summer, officials in Jordan anticipate production to reach 23,000 to 24,000 tons.

Oct. 8, 2020

With Wrestling Match Canceled, Kırkpınar Sponsor Invests in Local Education

Seyfettin Selim has invested in a state-of-the-art nursery school and daycare in Edirne. He plans to have the school ready to open in time for the 659th edition of Kırkpınar.

Oct. 5, 2020

New Consortium to Promote Terre Aurunche PDO

A producers' association seeks to standardize and promote Terre Aurunche PDO extra virgin olive oil and promote its quality.

Oct. 5, 2020

Greece Pledges €126M Aid to Olive Oil Producers for Pandemic-Related Losses

Around 145,000 beneficiaries of the program are expected to receive €300 per hectare of olive grove if the plan receives approval from the European Commission.

Oct. 1, 2020

Demand for Extra Virgin Drives Olive Oil Sales in Spain

While demand for extra virgin rose, the appetite in Spain for the lower grades has dried up.

Sep. 22, 2020

USDA Extends Coronavirus Relief to Olive Growers

The USDA has made $14 billion available in its second round of relief for farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep. 22, 2020

Olive Flies in Spain Are Immune to Common Pesticide, Study Finds

Roughly 80 percent of olive fruit fly populations on the mainland have genes that confer resistance to one of the most popular pesticides.

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