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Mar. 17, 2021

Almost 1 Billion Tons of Food Is Wasted Each Year, U.N. Report Finds

The United Nations has found that more than 900 million tons of food were wasted in 2019. The problem is pervasive, with food waste occurring at every step of the food chain worldwide.

Mar. 17, 2021

Olive Council Projects Slight Decrease in Olive Oil Consumption

Spain, Italy and Greece remain the largest per-capita consumers worldwide, while imports to the United States, Japan and Canada show an upturn.

Mar. 15, 2021

New Tool Could Stop the Spread of Main Xylella Fastidiosa Vector

Using sound vibrations, researchers may be able to disrupt the mating of spittlebugs in olive groves. Agriculture groups are calling for more research.

Mar. 9, 2021

'Digital Earth' Could Help Predict Effects of Climate Change

Scientists are building a digital model of the Earth that will act as an information system for better decision-making on development and environmental issues within the European Union.

Mar. 8, 2021

Creation of a MedDiet Label Key to E.U. Food Security and Sustainability, Report Says

The report argues that a renewed focus on the Mediterranean diet could help the region mitigate the impacts of climate change, promote sustainable agriculture and increase food security.

Mar. 5, 2021

Europe, U.S. Agree to Freeze Tariffs for Four Months

The decision came after a phone call between the U.S. president and European commissioner and will give the two sides time to negotiate a new trade deal.

Mar. 5, 2021

NYIOOC World Registration to Close March 15

The deadline to enter brands in the 2021 edition of the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition has been set to March 15.

Mar. 3, 2021

Mauritania Seeks to Join Olive Council

The West African nation and IOC will work together to promote olive cultivation, olive oil consumption and establish quality control measures.

Feb. 25, 2021

Extreme Weather Takes Toll on Andalusian Olive Harvest

Production is expected to be around 300,000 tons lower than previously estimated, according to the regional government.

Feb. 24, 2021

Spanish Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent

The news comes as Spain’s Food Information and Control Agency announced that production would be about 200,000 tons lower than initially estimated.

Feb. 16, 2021

Olive Oil Times Launches Distance Education Portal

Pre-recorded video lessons and live, interactive workshops cover topics ranging from olive cultivation and oil production to tasting, nutrition and health.

Feb. 16, 2021

Olive Oil is Becoming One of Asia’s Most Popular Ingredients

Consumption and production are on the rise in Asia's two largest economies. Consumers still prefer imported brands to domestic ones.

Feb. 15, 2021

Olive Oil Permeates Greek Social Fabric in Time of Need

From charitable efforts to reversing desertification, olive trees and olive oil continue to play a fundamental role in Greek society.

Feb. 12, 2021

Remains of 2,500-Year-Old Mill Discovered in Italy

They believe it is the earliest olive oil mill found in Magna Graecia, a region that encompasses most of Italy's southern coastline, where ancient Greek colonists arrived 3,500 years ago.

Feb. 11, 2021

Andalusian Festival Inaugurates Virtual Event

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced some parts of La Molienda de Riogordo olive oil festival online. Organizers are capitalizing on the opportunity to offer an English-language version.

Feb. 10, 2021

UC Davis Olive Center Appoints New Director

Javier Fernandez-Salvador will join the UC Davis Olive Center as its executive director in June.

Feb. 6, 2021

A Pioneering Blind Sensory Panel in Tunisia

A group of young blind Tunisians seeks certification of its tasting panel program.

Feb. 3, 2021

Understanding Relationship Between Fungus and Climate May Curb Costly Olive Tree Pathogen, Researchers Say

Minor temperature changes with certain rainfall patterns provide the best environment for the fungus that causes Verticillium wilt to thrive.

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