sustainability

Jun. 1, 2020

Europe Reveals 'Farm to Fork' Strategy for Food Sustainability

The strategy aims to promote sustainable food and environmentally-friendly production practices. Critics say more must be done to reduce the production of industrial animal meat products.

May. 7, 2020

Researchers Develop Compostable Plastic Packaging From Olive Waste

Spanish researchers have produced a biodegradable and compostable plastic from olive-pit waste to be used in packaging products.

May. 7, 2020

Experts: Sustainable Farming Will Play Key Role in Post-Pandemic World

The population's priorities will shift in a post-coronavirus world, demanding ethical and sustainable production from farmers and distributors in the years ahead.

Apr. 24, 2020

EU Introduces Standards for Use of Reclaimed Water for Irrigation

New measures aim to promote the reuse of city wastewater for the irrigation of farmland.

Feb. 3, 2020

Conference to Focus on Role of Religion in Combating Climate Change

Hosted by the Lutheran World Federation, the meeting will focus on managing religious differences in the interests of supporting sustainability and climate change.

Jan. 29, 2020

Olive Oil Waste Fuels Spanish Power Plant and Palestinian Startup

A new plant will work to counteract the negative impacts of olive by-products in the region while developing a reliable substitute for fossil fuel.

Oct. 23, 2019

Regenerative Agriculture Predicted to Be One of the Top Food Trends for 2020

A conservation and rehabilitation approach increasingly adopted by olive farmers is listed as one of the top food trends for the coming year.

Oct. 9, 2019

Andalusia Temporarily Bans Machine-Assisted Harvesting at Night

The ban will give the autonomous government time to research the impacts night-harvesting has on local and migrating bird populations.

Aug. 15, 2019

Using Resins to Debitter Olives May Be Eco-Friendly Alternative

Amberlite resins present a possible environmentally-friendly solution to removing bitterness from olives, reducing wastewater and chemicals used in commercially-employed methods.

Aug. 14, 2019

Quarter of the World's Population Facing 'Extreme' Water Stress

At least ten olive-growing countries in the Mediterranean basin are ranked as "high water stress," according to data compiled by the World Resources Institute.

Aug. 13, 2019

Plant-Based Diets Can Combat Climate Change, Report Finds

Better land management practices combined with plant-based diets are effective in tackling climate change and mitigating its effects.

Jul. 11, 2019

Reimagining Olive Oil for Millennials

Olive oil has been used for generations, but two brands are interpreting the food for young buyers looking to purchase simple, honest products in and out of the kitchen.

Jun. 4, 2019

New Project Could Turn Olive Oil Byproducts Into Revenue Stream

Olive oil pomace and wastewater are broken down into protein and phenolic isolates, both of which can be used in various industrial applications from pet foods to cosmetics.

Dec. 7, 2017

Europe Okays Controversial Weed Killer

The licence for glyphosate, an active ingredient in weed killers that the WHO classified as carcinogenic, has been renewed by the EU for a period of five years.

Dec. 7, 2017

New Olive Growing Models Would Promote Biodiversity in Olive Groves

José Eugenio Gutiérrez and his collaborators want to create a biodiversity certification for table olives and olive oils.

Nov. 28, 2017

150-Year-Old Sailboat Brings Olive Oil From Portugal to Britain

Almost 90 percent of the world’s cargo travels by ships which contribute four percent of global CO2 emissions. Not this one.

Nov. 10, 2017

In Greece, a Challenge for Olive Sector Innovators

A contest for olive oil industry innovators in Greece will begin November 15.

Oct. 12, 2017

Researchers Convert Olive Mill Wastewater for Practical Uses

Research has discovered how to reduce the detrimental effect of olive oil mill wastewater on the environment.

Oct. 9, 2017

California Olive Ranch Pursues Regenerative Agriculture

COR is aiming to become one of the first large, permanent crop farmers to effectively pursue a regenerative agriculture approach, which entails slashing waste and reusing byproducts.

Sep. 11, 2017

New Research Highlights Role of Agriculture in Climate Change

Researchers have estimated the amount of carbon lost worldwide through agricultural practices to be 133 billion tons.

Aug. 31, 2017

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Reduce Nutritional Value of Crops

The effects of carbon dioxide put populations at risk of losing the available dietary protein in staple crops, compounding the challenges of poverty worldwide.

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