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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.

May. 24, 2022

Anna Cane Re-Elected as President of Assitol’s Olive Oil Group

Cane said she would dedicate her third term as president to olive oil research and better educating the public about extra virgin olive oil.

May. 23, 2022

Global Olive Oil Production Expected to Slip to 2.9M Tons

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects olive oil consumption, exports, imports and ensign stocks to decrease as well.

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May. 11, 2022

Syngenta CEO: Ukraine Crisis Calls for Shift Away from Organic Farming

Erik Fyrwald warned that focusing on following organic agriculture protocols instead of sustainable practices will exacerbate global food insecurity.

May. 10, 2022

2021 Saw Record Numbers of Trees Destroyed

Most deforestation took place in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, increasing deforestation in the Arctic due to climate change alarms experts.

May. 9, 2022

NASA Climate Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig was among the very first researchers who investigated the connections between climate change and agricultural output.

May. 6, 2022

Farmers' Group in Spain Criticizes Plan to Support Traditional Olive Growers

Asaja said the amount of money proposed for the country’s 1.9 million hectares of traditional groves was “insufficient” and misdirected.

May. 5, 2022

Drought Leads to Predictions of Weak Harvest in Argentina

The olive-harvesting season has started in Argentina, but farmers expect low yields and rising costs.

May. 5, 2022

Italian EVOO Reaches the International Space Station

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought four Italian monovarietals to the ISS, which will be used for a series of experiments and food preparation.

May. 4, 2022

Indonesia to Suspend All Cooking Oil Exports

Indonesia's president has announced a blanket ban on cooking oil exports "until further notice," sparking new tension in global markets.

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May. 4, 2022

Andalusia Sees Low Incidence of Olive Moth Infestation

The Andalusian regional government has reported olive moth infestation levels of approximately half those recorded in the same period of last year.

May. 4, 2022

Olive Oil Market Stable in E.U. Short-Term Outlook

Despite the war in Ukraine, olive oil prices are expected to remain steady. E.U.production and consumption will rise. Exports will fall.

May. 3, 2022

French Cookware Maker Warns Customers Not to Cook with Olive Oil

However, some experts believe the chemical coating, usually Teflon, on Le Creuset's non-stick pots and pans is the real culprit.

May. 3, 2022

Flash Droughts Are Happening More Quickly and Lasting Longer, Study Finds

Rising global temperatures and increasing atmospheric aridity are accelerating the trend of flash droughts, which can devastate agriculture.

Apr. 28, 2022

Chile’s Ongoing Drought Leads to Water Rationing in Santiago

Six millions residents in the capital are feeling the tangible effects of the 12-year drought. The rest of the country is not faring much better.

Apr. 25, 2022

Olive Oil Production Continues at Historic Home of Emperor Hadrian

The annual production of centuries and millennia-old olive trees promotes Villa Adriana’s historical and cultural importance to Italy’s capital region.

Apr. 11, 2022

Olive Oil Sales and Exports on the Rise in Tunisia and Spain

Olive oil prices are also rising in both countries but producers are not always seeing the benefit.

Apr. 6, 2022

As Most Consumers Find Ways to Cut Costs, Olive Oil Consumption Trends Higher

One survey suggests people are consuming less and looking for cheaper alternatives. However, sustainability and the environment remain relevant values for consumers.

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