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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. 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.

Jul. 11, 2019

Sonar Seen As a New Method for Detecting Fraudulent Olive Oil

Sonar isn't just for finding submarines or mapping the ocean floor, it can now tell us about the purity of our olive oil.

Jul. 8, 2019

ASAJA Jaén Calls on Local Governments to Waive Property Taxes for Olive Growers

The agricultural organization argues that town and local governments int he province have waived taxes in year's with bad droughts, when olive crops were low, and should do so again this year in order to protect local farmers from low prices.

Jul. 3, 2019

First Estimates for 2019/2020 World Olive Oil Production Released in Spain

Spanish crop will likely drop, but better yields are expected in Italy and Greece as well as an increase in the global overall production.

Jun. 20, 2019

CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Rise for Seventh Consecutive Year

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached nearly 415 parts per million, representing the highest seasonal peak ever recorded, as well as the second largest annual increase in 60 years.

Jun. 18, 2019

Rallies Planned to Protest Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.

Jun. 16, 2019

Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Memory in Diabetics

After comparing its effects with other healthy diets, the Mediterranean proved superior in fostering better cognition in Type 2 diabetics.

Jun. 10, 2019

Annual Conference on Med Diet Returns to Nation's Capital

A variety of health and olive oil industry professionals will gather in Washington, D.C. at the end of June for the annual Mediterranean Diet Roundtable conference.

Jun. 10, 2019

Italian Producers Lead the Way at Fourth EVO IOOC

At an award ceremony on Italy's Violet Coast, producers from the home nation won the night, bringing home 121 awards. Greece and Spain finished in a distinct second and third.

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