News Briefs / page 27

Sep. 19, 2019

MPs in Austria Reject EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal

Citing environmental concerns, no major political parties in the Austrian parliament supported passing the deal. Many want the government to veto it all together, while one wants to renegotiate.

Sep. 17, 2019

Israel Requests Documents About Its Exclusion from Olive Council Meeting

The Israeli embassy in Madrid told the International Olive Council it does not recognize any of the decisions made at the 109th session.

Sep. 8, 2019

Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.

Aug. 26, 2019

U.S. Lawmakers Warn Against Trump Tariffs on E.U. Olive Oil

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has come together to warn that tariffs on European Union olive oil imports will lead to higher prices and could cause olive oil shortages.

Aug. 26, 2019

Amazon Wildfires Threaten the EU - Mercosur Trade Deal

Fearing environmental destruction in the Amazonia due to the thousands of fires, European countries are asking for guarantees from Brazil that the fires will be dealt with before concluding the pact.

Aug. 22, 2019

Men's Sexual Health May Benefit From Daily Nut Consumption and MedDiet

A recent study suggests that daily nut consumption can positively affect men's sexual health. Men in this study supplemented a Western-style diet with two handfuls of nuts daily.

Aug. 22, 2019

Syrian Olive Oil Production Set for Large Increase

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, olive oil production in Syria is set to increase by 50 percent, in part due to better climatic conditions and a return of some stability to the war-torn nation.

Aug. 12, 2019

Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.

Aug. 9, 2019

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.

Aug. 7, 2019

Olive Oil Prices Set to Rise in Israel as Import Quotas Run Out

Ahead of the Jewish holiday season, olive oil prices are likely to increase. Custom duty waivers on imported oil are expected to run out by the start of October.

Aug. 5, 2019

July May Have Been Hottest Month on Record

Last month's temperatures surpassed those recorded in July 2016.

Aug. 5, 2019

Greece Asks for Exemption From U.S. Tariffs on E.U. Products

The Greek minister of Agriculture cited the close relations between the two countries in a request to not be drawn into a trade war.

Aug. 1, 2019

Researchers Isolate EVOO Component With Potential Antihypertensive Properties

Elenolide, a known antihypertensive agent, was found in 80 percent of extra virgin olive oil samples analyzed over a span of eight years.

Jul. 29, 2019

Musco Reaches Quota for Signing New Olive Grower Deals

The Musco Family Olive Company said that it is unable to offer any more new contracts to olive farmers whose previous ones were canceled by Bell-Carter earlier this year.

Jul. 17, 2019

Brussels Will Work With Spanish Cooperatives on Self-Regulation

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said that the European Commission had agreed to work with olive oil cooperatives to apply self-regulation measures.

Jul. 16, 2019

Use of Dimethoate to be Banned in EU

The European Commission will not renew an earlier approval of the active substance dimethoate.

Jul. 11, 2019

Xylella Fastidiosa Appears in Israel

The notorious crop-waisting scourge, Xylella fastidiosa appears in Israel, but it’s not yet time to panic.

Jul. 11, 2019

Thousands Protest Low Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Riot police escorted demonstrators toward Andalusia's seat of government as angry olive growers and oil producers aired their grievances about low prices and a perceived lack of government interest.

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