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Nutella Makers Defend Palm Oil Amid Health Concerns

Ferrero is the first major European food company to defend the palm oil industry following reports that refined palm oil in foods may cause cancer.

Second Olive Oil Sommelier Course Sold Out

The course will be held at the International Culinary Center February 4-10. The next one is scheduled for September.
Business

New Zealand Program Aims for Higher Yields

A project aimed at increasing olive oil yields in New Zealand from the growth stage is progressing as planned, with organizers hoping to see an increased market share of Kiwi olive oil as a result of their efforts.

A Better Method for Controlling Wild Olive Trees in Australia

A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.
Opinions

Two Mediterranean Plants Might Help Fight Symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Prickly pear and brown seaweed improved the symptoms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in lab tests using brewer's yeast and fruit flies.

What’s New is Old Again: The Deep Roots of Today’s Olive Oil Trends

What might seem like current trends in the olive oil business aren't so novel at all -- just the latest continuations of stories that began long ago.
Sensory Assessment

Serra da Mantiqueira: Brazil’s Pioneer EVOO Region

A couple of years before the turn of the century a handful of Brazilian farmers cleared fields and planted small areas of olive trees. The results were impressive and Serra da Mantiqueira became Brazil's new olive oil darling.

EU Rules in Favor of Sovena in Trademark Battle

Rival companies Sovena and Mueliva fought to claim ownership of similar brands.