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May. 1, 2012

A New Harvester for Traditional Olive Groves

The prototype of what is hoped to be an affordable and efficient harvester for Spain’s traditional olive farms has been developed by researchers at the University of Córdoba.

Apr. 11, 2012

‘Zapping’ May Make Olive Oil Extraction Faster, Cheaper

‘Zapping’ olive paste with pulsed electric fields (PEF) shows promise in improving virgin olive oil yield while reducing energy use and preserving quality.

Apr. 9, 2012

Tomatoes and Olive Oil May Reduce Impotence

A daily dose of extra virgin olive oil combined with lycopene from tomatoes improved the sex lives of a group of Spanish men, according to a report by the Madrid Urological Institute.

Mar. 5, 2012

Olive Oil May Help Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

A study carried out by the Lipid Unit of the Barcelona Hospital Clinic suggests that high consumption of olive oil, and other foods rich in polyphenols may improve cognitive function and prevent neuro-degenerative diseases.

Feb. 27, 2012

University of Jáen Introduces Course on Mediterranean Diet

The University of Jáen, Spain, will introduce a new course in honor of olive oil pioneer Juan Salcedo, dedicated to improving knowledge of the Mediterranean Diet and olive oil.

Feb. 8, 2012

Study Finds Benefits of Olive Oil and Albumin for Treatment of Spinal Injuries

New research carried out at the National Hospital of Paraplegics in Toledo shows possible benefits of oleic acid in combination with albumin in spinal injury treatment.

Jan. 30, 2012

El Picual

The findings of a study of the Picual variety determined that the organic extra virgin is of more nutritional value than the conventional oil.

Jan. 14, 2012

New Sensory Analysis Course to Highlight Olive Oils from La Rioja

A new program designed to raise awareness of the benefits and properties of olive oil will begin this month in Spain's La Rioja province and culminate with a tasting benefit in June.

Dec. 22, 2011

Live Longer with the Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean style diet can add years to your life. The newest research showed that individuals who followed a Mediterranean diet had a 20 percent chance of living longer.

Dec. 15, 2011

Council Launches Seminar Series on Cultivation and Olive Oil Quality

The International Olive Council is this week hosting a seminar on olive cultivation and olive oil quality issues, the first of what it intends to be ongoing events designed to address topical issues and share expertise.

Dec. 14, 2011

Global Olive Oil Consumption Forecast to Climb, Led by U.S., China, Brazil

World olive oil consumption will climb 3.2 percent in 2011/12, according to the Olive Council’s November newsletter.

Dec. 4, 2011

Researchers Make Biodegradable Plastic Bottles from Olive Skins

A Spanish scientist has found a way to make biodegradable plastic bottles from a derivative of olive skins.

Nov. 27, 2011

Award for Research on Role of Olive Oil in Breast Cancer Prevention

Researchers at the University of Jaén have become the first to win Castillo de Canena’s Luis Vaño Olive Oil Research Prize awarded to the best olive or olive oil-related research study in Spain.

Oct. 11, 2011

Olive Oil Imports Down in Australia, Way Up in Brazil

The world produced just over 3 million tons of olive oil in the 2010/11 harvest season, according to preliminary estimates released today in the International Olive Council's September Market Summary.

Sep. 8, 2011

Production Edges Higher, Prices Lower in Latest Olive Council Report

Prices dipped further in Spain after a period of relative stability, while the average price for Italian extra virgin retreated from the record highs reached earlier this year.

Aug. 26, 2011

IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey

Questions were added to better understand food technology, fortified foods and foods with added benefits, meal occasions and restaurants, and additional insights into motivators and barriers associated with calories and energy balance, weight management, and physical activity level.

Jun. 27, 2011

U.K. Consumer Guide Reviews Supermarket Olive Oils

A study carried out this month by product-testing magazine ‘Which?’ suggests consumers may not need to reach for the most expensive bottle when searching for high quality olive oil.

Jun. 14, 2011

European Imports of Olive Oil Sharply Higher in Latest Report

Imports of olive oil into the European Union were up 27 percent in the five months to February, according to the International Olive Council’s May market newsletter, released today.