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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.

Aug. 29, 2017

Temecula Partners With Home Builder to Create Community Centered Around Olives

Temecula Olive Oil Company is working with a real estate developer on their upcoming Miralon residential project, a modern community built around olive groves.

Jul. 31, 2017

Four Lifestyle Choices Seen as Most Effective in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Researchers from Lund University have identified the four most effective actions that individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

Jul. 27, 2017

Report Warns of Impacts of Climate Change in Asia

The Asian Development Bank cautions that human health and food security in the Asia Pacific region are under threat if steps are not taken to tackle climate change.

Jul. 25, 2017

Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.

Jul. 10, 2017

Experts Say Greenhouse Gases Must Be Tackled in Three Years

A statement launched on the eve of the G20 Summit in Hamburg warned that greenhouse gas emissions must show a significant decline by 2020 to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Jun. 29, 2017

A Gold Standard Farm in Umbria Promotes Research on Sustainability and Health

Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio won two Gold Award at NYIOOC 2017 thanks to constant research on quality and sustainability.

Jun. 29, 2017

6th 'Extrascape' Recognizes Outstanding Olive Oil Landscapes

The 6th edition of the competition for the best extra virgin olive oil landscapes, Extrascape 2017, concluded a two-day event that included several speeches by experts in the field.

May. 30, 2017

Company Develops Microbeads From Olive Pomace

A British company's technology has attracted interest from farmers and producers looking for more value from fruit and vegetable waste.

May. 25, 2017

Olive Waste Can Be Used to Make Effective Building Materials

Studies examining the effects of using olive waste in the manufacturing of clay bricks have revealed that they can be effective building materials.

May. 23, 2017

For Spain's 'La Olivilla,' Winning Top Award, Restoring Nature Go Hand in Hand

Just five years ago, a group of neighboring farmers in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain decided to work together and produce high-quality olive oil with respect for the environment. Last month, their Dehesa de la Sabina earned the industry's top award.

Apr. 18, 2017

WMO Confirms 2016 Was Hottest Year on Record

Carbon dioxide emissions also reached record levels, while sea temperatures rose, and many parts of the world experienced incidences of extreme weather.

Apr. 13, 2017

Farmed Fish Benefit From Olive Oil in Their Diets

Olive oil-fed sea bream became the latest addition to a growing list of farm animals who have shown to benefit from a diet that includes olive byproducts.

Apr. 10, 2017

Adoption Program Saves Town, One Tree at a Time

For decades, people fled Oliete, mostly to Barcelona, and left their secular olive groves behind. In 2014, a group of young locals came up with an idea to bring their village’s forgotten resource back to life.

Mar. 29, 2017

Protesters in Puglia Clash With Police Over Removal of Olive Trees for Pipeline

The project has already been delayed by a year due to opposition from locals, who are fiercely opposed to the removal of olive trees, some of which are over 100 years old.

Feb. 20, 2017

Vatican Conference Examines a Renaissance of the Mediterranean Diet in the 21st Century

Experts met on February 14 at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican City to launch a debate on food values and the role and significance of the Mediterranean diet.

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