Apr. 17, 2023
The producers behind Aires De Jaén say winning two Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition validates their efforts to create a circular economy.
Apr. 11, 2023
Passion, Research Inspire the Award-Winning Quality of Cantasole
Arianna De Marco focuses on sustainable farming and high-quality extra virgin olive oil production to overcome the challenges of farming in Puglia.
Apr. 4, 2023
Water Efficiency, Sustainability Must Go Hand in Hand in the Olive Grove
Researchers say a sustainable and innovative approach to olive farming is the only way to cope with a changing climate.
Apr. 3, 2023
Europe Cracks Down on Eco-Labels in Effort to Curb Greenwashing
The European Commission plans to ban new public eco-labels and allow member states to approve private eco-labels with higher standards than existing ones.
Mar. 27, 2023
Farm to Fork Strategy Under Fire Ahead of European Elections in 2024
Supporters of the landmark sustainable agriculture strategy say Farm to Fork must be codified into law by September, 2023.
Mar. 2, 2023
Organic Farms Produce Less, but Are More Cost Effective, Study Finds
Researchers in Germany highlighted the difference between conventional and organic farming in terms of real costs and yields.
Feb. 10, 2023 Africa / Middle East
Project to Improve Sustainability of Algeria’s Olive Farms Bears Fruit
Jan. 17, 2023
Olive Trees Combat Air Pollution, New Research Shows
VegPM, a Tuscan research project, proves that certain tree species can combat air pollution from particulate matter (PM) and improve air quality in urban environments.
Jan. 5, 2023
Nations Sign COP15 to Protect the Future of Biodiversity
The United Nations conference closes its doors after more than ten days of intense negotiations. The resulting agreement aims to increase biodiversity and restore ecosystems.
Jan. 3, 2023
An Olive Leaves-Based Diet Might Improve Sheep's Cheese
New research reveals that adding olive leaves to a ewe's diet results in healthier cheese.
Dec. 30, 2022
‘Pollution Party’ Over as Europe Agrees to More Strict Emissions Trading System
The long waited-for reform of the carbon trading market extends to most economic sectors and provides additional funds for green investment.
Dec. 8, 2022
New Research to Study Impact of Soil Health on Olive Oil Quality
The project seeks to better understand how olive growing affects soil biodiversity and ecological function and how soil health affects olive oil quality and safety.
Dec. 1, 2022
Olive Pits Fuel Flights from Seville
Biofuel from olive pits and other organic waste cut carbon dioxide emissions of more than 200 flights by 200 tons.
Nov. 22, 2022
Compensation for Climatically Vulnerable Countries Agreed at COP27
The final agreement agreed to “loss and damage” payments for developing economies and reinforced commitments to lower emissions but not phase out fossil fuels.
Sep. 13, 2022
Sustainability Key to Success of Central Italy’s Award-Winning Producers
Producers from Central Italy reflected on success at the 2022 NYIOOC and looked ahead to the coming harvest.
Aug. 16, 2022
Olive Grove Expansion Threatens Endangered Bird Species in Spain
The expansion of olive groves in Andalusia is reducing the habitat of the endangered Eurasian great bustard and little bustard.
Aug. 10, 2022
In Efforts to Promote Quality, Italy Focuses on Olive Mills
Upgrading technology, improving techniques and promoting sustainability are at the core of efforts to add value to Italian olive oils.
Jul. 25, 2022
Europe Reconsiders Pesticide Ban as Global Food Crisis Looms
The Commission had proposed an ambitious plan to cut pesticide use in half by 2020. Nearly half of E.U. member states oppose the move.
Jul. 18, 2022
After lengthy negotiations, the European Union is one step closer to the goal of becoming carbon neutral within 2050.
Jul. 15, 2022
Award-Winning Producer Emphasizes Sustainable Expansion in the Jordan Desert
Jordan’s only award-winning producer at the 2022 NYIOOC reflects on the role of preserving the environment on quality and prepare for the post-Covid world.
Jul. 11, 2022
Report: Mediterranean Agricultural Biodiversity at Risk
The Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2021 shows diversity is the key to MedDiet survival in a world increasingly dominated by monocultures and provides recommendations.
Jul. 5, 2022
Care, Commitment Lie Behind the Success of Southern Italian Producers at NYIOOC
Producers from Calabria, Campania and Puglia overcame drought and wildfires to once again place among the world’s highest-quality olive oils in New York.