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Dec. 1, 2021

Award-Winning French Producer Looks to The Past to Meet Challenges of The Future

Maintaining organic farming methods and experimenting with ancient olive varieties are how Château d’Estoublon keeps its 500-year olive oil production history alive.

Dec. 1, 2021

New Olive Trees Are Being Planted in Xylella-Ravaged Puglia

A new law in Italy has changed monitoring and removal operations in Xylella-plagued areas. Funds are being used to replant trees and compensate millers.

Dec. 1, 2021

Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says

According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.

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Nov. 30, 2021

Egypt Expects Lower Production After Extreme Weather Damages Groves

In many parts of Egypt, yields are expected to be between 50 and 80-percent below the average. However, producers are optimistic about the future.

Nov. 30, 2021

Even a Non-Organic Mediterranean Diet Better Than Western, Oldways Says

Research about the impact of eating non-organic food led many to report that a Mediterranean diet may not always be healthier than a Western one. Some experts disagree.

Nov. 30, 2021

Award-Winning Producer Says Croatians Need to Return to Their Traditional Roots

After climate change wreaked havoc on the 2021 harvest, one of Croatia’s leading producers believes the olive farming paradigm in the country must change.

Nov. 23, 2021

Why the U.S. Lags Behind Other Western Nations on Carbon Tax Issue

Implementing a carbon tax is increasingly viewed as one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. has struggled to pass one.

Nov. 22, 2021

Jordanian Farmers Expect Fall in Production Due to Drought, Pests

As the situation in northern Jordan’s fertile agricultural regions looks increasingly dire, three organizations are stepping in to promote traditional and sustainable farming methods.

Nov. 22, 2021

Italy Ramps up Nutri-Score Criticism as Deadline for E.U. Food Labeling System Looms

The Italian Agriculture minister continued to denounce how Nutri-Score grades local specialties, while drumming up support for an alternative.

Nov. 22, 2021

Georgia Hosts Annual Olive Council Meetings for First Time

Guest speakers will discuss the North American, European and global olive oil sectors. IOC and Georgian officials will visit local olive groves.

Nov. 22, 2021

Social Farming Initiatives in Italy Focus on Environment, Inclusion

Italy leads the way in social olive farming with projects in Tuscany and Molise that focus on quality, protecting biodiversity and social inclusion of marginalized groups.

Nov. 20, 2021

WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute

The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.

Nov. 18, 2021

Argentina: Producer of Premium Extra Virgin Oils in South America

Integrated and controlled processes at every stage guarantee a more efficient extraction to obtain top-quality, unique extra virgin olive oils.

Nov. 16, 2021

Study: Virgin Olive Oils Protect Ready-To-Eat Salads from Some Bacteria

Researchers found virgin olive oils high in polyphenols lowered the risk of contamination from common food-borne pathogens by up to 90 percent.

Nov. 15, 2021

Spain Deploys Police to Monitor Olive Harvest

More than 1,000 agents from Spain’s Civil Guard will be posted at olive mills and olive receiving posts in Jaén to prevent the theft of fruit.

Nov. 15, 2021

Restoring Abandoned Olive Trees at Leonardo da Vinci's Home

A startup focused on restoring abandoned olive groves has adopted three hectares of trees around the House of Leonardo, with plans to expand.

Nov. 15, 2021

Med-Gold Project to Host Workshops for Olive Sector

The workshops will cover how to use and assess the wealth of data collected on its new dashboard regarding climate change, disease spread and pest behavior.

Nov. 15, 2021

Heart Association Declines to Endorse EVOO Consumption in Latest Guidance

The AHA recommended that Americans eat liquid plant oils instead of tropical oils, animal fats and partially hydrogenated fats, but stopped short of singling out extra virgin olive oil.

Nov. 10, 2021

Using Isotopic Footprints to Authenticate Olive Oil, Combat Fraud

In Umbria, researchers and farmers are identifying the isotopic profiles of local extra virgin olive oils to verify authentic products and add value.

Nov. 10, 2021

Producers in Southern Italy in Crisis as Challenges Mount

From the hot and dry summer to the Covid-fueled labor shortages and unrelenting spread of Xylella fastidiosa, many farmers in Puglia find themselves in an emergency.

Nov. 9, 2021

Italy Pledges €30 Million to Small and Medium Producers

The Stato-Regioni Conference has earmarked the funds to help producers improve quality and sustainably increase production.

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