olive oil research

Sep. 22, 2022

Spanish Ministers Highlight Importance of Researching Health Benefits of Olive Oil

The ministers of agriculture and science pledged more funds to research and announced ambitions for Spain to become a leading global food science hub.

Sep. 21, 2022

Studies Indicate Labels Like Nutri-Score Help Consumers Make Healthy Choices

With Europe set to choose a mandatory food labeling system in the next six months, Nutri-Score remains the front-runner.

Sep. 9, 2022

Negative Health Impacts of Ultra-Processed Foods Go Beyond Their Nutritional Profiles, Researchers Say

Two major studies in the United States and Italy link premature death and colorectal cancer to highly processed food consumption.

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Aug. 23, 2022

Researchers Find a Way to Expedite Photosynthesis

By manipulating the genes that affect photosynthesis, the researchers increased yields in soybeans by 20 percent. The process could be repeated in other crops.

Aug. 1, 2022

Climate Change Taking a Toll on Andalusian Olive Oil Production

Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.

Jul. 19, 2022

A New Spectroscopy Method to Determine Bitterness and Pungency in Olive Oil

A new study shows that fluorescence excitation-emission matrices can be used to predict virgin olive oil organoleptic characteristics.

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Jun. 2, 2022

Europe’s LIFE Resilience Project Offers Tools to Mitigate Spread of Xylella

LIFE Resilience has presented the results of a four-year-long project to stop the spread of Xyella fastidiosa and identify resistant varieties.

Jun. 2, 2022

Studying Plant Reactions to Environmental Stressors Key to Sustainable Agriculture

New research into plants’ molecular response to mechanical stimulation sheds new light on their response to environmental stressors and development.

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. 13, 2022

Following the MedDiet Improves Depression Symptoms in Young Men

Researchers said the results demonstrate the role of a healthy diet in the treatment of depression in young adults.

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

Europe Inaugurates Climate Dashboard for Olive, Grape and Wheat Farmers

The new dashboard will provide short-term weather and long-term climate data to help farmers plant new groves, anticipate future challenges and prepare better for pests and diseases.

May. 4, 2022

Researchers Reintroduce Bats to Andalusian Olive Groves to Combat Pests

Following research in Spain and Portugal, the LIFE Olivares Vivos project aims to reintroduce bats to olive groves, bringing more efficient pest control and soil fertilization.

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Feb. 10, 2022

Mediterranean Diet Might Mitigate ADHD in Children, Study Suggests

Researchers believe the combination of healthy fats characteristic of the Mediterranean diet improves brain health and lowers the risk of developing ADHD.

Feb. 9, 2022

Hydrocarbon Fingerprinting Helps E.U. Researchers Verify Olive Oil Provenance

The researchers said the new method accounts for a variety of factors and allows for cheaper and simpler identification of olive oil’s geographical origin.

Feb. 8, 2022

Research on Olive Biodiversity Is Key to Tackling Climate Change

Identifying traits that allow olives to resist extreme weather events, volatile temperature changes and diseases will allow farmers to plant more resilient olive varieties in the future.

Jan. 17, 2022

Study: Green MedDiet Can Slow Brain Atrophy Among Over-50s

New research finds that following a high-polyphenol, low meat intake variation of the MedDiet can protect the brain from inflammation and slow down age-related brain atrophy.

Jan. 17, 2022

Replacing Saturated Fats With Olive Oil Saves Lives, Harvard Research Suggests

Common causes of illness and death may be lowered significantly by swapping butter, margarine and mayonnaise for olive oil.

Jan. 4, 2022

Researchers Identify Xylella Vectors on Balearic Islands

Two species of insects were identified as the main vectors of the deadly olive tree pathogen on the Spanish islands.

Dec. 17, 2021

Greeks Are Consuming Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Greeks are among the top per capita consumers of olive oil in the world but have cut back on the highest grade.

Dec. 16, 2021

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Newborns from Leading Cause of Mortality, Study Suggests

Pregnant women at risk of the Small for Gestational Age condition were less likely to have newborns suffer from the condition after following the Mediterranean diet.

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