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Mar. 31, 2022

Some Effects of Climate Change Are Already Irreversible, U.N. Warns

More than three billion people are being pushed beyond their ability to adapt, the report warned. However, there is still time to prevent the worst-case scenarios.

Mar. 29, 2022

Unilever Bets on Blockchain Tech for Deforestation-Free Certified Palm Oil

The food giant’s use of blockchain may benefit small farmers growing palm fruit sustainably and prevent deforestation of more of Southeast Asia’s tropical forests.

Mar. 25, 2022

Italy Introduces New Legislation to Promote Organic Production

The "Organic Made in Italy" label is just one component of a new national strategy to expand organic production and reward farmers for converting.

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Feb. 23, 2022

U.S. Provides $1 Billion to Farmers to Fight Climate Change

The USDA is looking to promote the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and the advancement of carbon sequestration techniques in rural and forestry operations.

Feb. 16, 2022

Survey: 55 Percent of Consumers Prefer Sustainable Food Options

Consumers in developing countries showed the most rapid increase in sustainably made foods. Developed countries experienced more modest gains.

Feb. 16, 2022

Health and Sustainability in the Spotlight at 3rd Yale Symposium

The symposium brought professionals from across the industry together to discuss how to better communicate olive oil's health and environmental benefits to consumers.

Feb. 11, 2022

Researchers Introduce Fertigation to Andalusian Olive Groves

The process has been hailed as a sustainable way for farmers to fertilize and irrigate their olive trees precisely and with recycled water.

Feb. 7, 2022

A Carbon Credit Market in Italy Provides New Revenue Streams for Olive Growers

The carbon market will help businesses unable to reach net-zero emissions on their own and promote more environmentally-friendly olive growing practices, supporters say.

Feb. 7, 2022

Europe’s New Sustainable Agricultural Policies Will Make Foods Even More Expensive, Farmers Warn

Farmers and cooperatives are uneasy with the new European Union policy aimed at sustainable food production and its effects on prices.

Jan. 12, 2022

Study: Shifting to Plant-Based Diets Can Cut Global Emissions and Capture CO2

This new approach to eating in high-income nations would slash more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions.

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Jan. 11, 2022

Burning Biomass in Europe Causes Deforestation in the U.S., Scientists Warn

The U.S. wood pellet industry is the largest supplier for European wood-burning power plants, which scientists argue may undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jan. 10, 2022

Italy’s Farchioni Becomes First Major Olive Oil Company to Receive Sustainability Certification

The company's environmental reports fall in line with the Untied Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals, Italian authorities confirmed.

Dec. 22, 2021

E.U. Moves to Block Deforestation-Derived Imports, Including Some Palm Oil

A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Dec. 22, 2021

Boundary Bend Co-Founder: Quality and Investment Are Key to Olive Oil’s Future

Rob McGavin said the industry needs to work together to succeed long-term, from technology-based solutions to emphasizing extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits.

Dec. 20, 2021

Promotion of MedDiet Aligns with U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals

Highlighting the need for public-private-sector cooperation, the Mediterranean Diet Foundation set out its strategy for meeting the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Dec. 20, 2021

European Commission Announces Public Consultation on Food Labeling

Interested parties will have until March 7, 2022, to participate. About one-third of the comments already published have come from the four main olive oil-producing countries.

Dec. 20, 2021

Sustainability Database Integrates Front-of-Pack Labels to Shape Food Production Decisions

The Latis database provides food producers with uniform metrics to compare their products against internal sustainability standards and industry averages.

Dec. 15, 2021

Biodiversity Project Expands Beyond Spain

More than 750 Mediterranean olive farmers across four countries have applied to join the Olivares Vivos project, which succeeded in increasing biodiversity in Andalusian olive groves.

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