Jun. 6, 2024

Pieralisi Appoints New Chief Executive

Coming from the cargo handling sector, the new chief executive plans to focus on increasing its presence in key markets and continuing to develop cutting-edge technology.

Jun. 5, 2024

Discovery of New Olive Varieties in Italy Spurs App Development

An Italian National Research Center analysis identified two previously unknown cultivars in Frosinone.

May. 13, 2024

Study Sheds Light on Lowering Harvest Costs for Table Olive Producers

A combined canopy and trunk shaking method to harvest table olives increases efficiency by 75 percent and improves fruit quality.

Mar. 27, 2024

Technology Drives the Ambitions of Tunisia’s Largest Olive Oil Producer

The CHO Group was an early adopter of blockchain technology for traceability. Now, they are turning to AI to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Mar. 10, 2024

Researchers Use Ultrasound to Detect Adulterated Olive Oil

They could detect extra virgin olive oil adulterated with as little as one percent sunflower or refined olive oil.

Mar. 9, 2024

An Easier, Cheaper Method for Measuring Free Acidity

The new method requires a smartphone and fewer chemicals than the standard technique and may also be applicable to other critical analyses.

Aug. 10, 2023

'Lucky' Olive Tree Leads Mindfulness Sessions in Italy

In Molise, an innovative project aims at reducing the level of stress, anxiety and depression with the support of augmented reality and a historic olive tree.

Jul. 25, 2023

Olive Oil Producer Raises €500K Through Crypto Bonds

Lamar Olive Oil raised the money by issuing blockchain-based bonds denominated in the EUROe stablecoin, which is backed by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Jul. 13, 2023

New Cleaning Equipment for Olive Mills Saves Water, Money, Study Finds

Cleaning with a SILAC system, which uses foam-based detergent ad air pressure, reduces the amount of time to clean milling equipment and saves water and money.

Jul. 5, 2023

Researchers in Andalusia Develop AI Tool to Improve Irrigation Efficiency

Using climatic data and powerful neural networks, researchers haver developed a tool that allows farmers to determine irrigation requirements a week in advance.

May. 15, 2023

Smart Labels on Display at Italian Food Show

One of Italy’s premier food fairs highlighted tracking technologies to promote traceability and prevent fraud.

May. 8, 2023

AI Tool for Olive Farmers Will Improve Yields, Reduce Costs, Researchers Say

Citoliva, an Andalusia-based nonprofit, is developing an AI-based predictive model to determine the ideal moment while minimizing input costs.

May. 1, 2023

Researchers Develop Simplified Way to Determine Polyphenol Contents of Olive Oil

The new method uses laser-engraved paper and a smartphone to determine polyphenols in a sample.


Apr. 6, 2022

Researchers Unveil the Latest Technologies to Help Harvest and Produce Olive Oil

Spanish researchers have worked to develop new technologies in response to what some of the industry's largest stakeholders said they needed most.

Apr. 5, 2022

Italy Earmarks  €100 Million to Upgrade Its Olive Mills

The funds will be used to improve quality and energy efficiency by upgrading milling equipment. Money will also be provided for renewable energy projects.

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. 23, 2022

Producers Behind San Giuliano Pursue Quality Through Innovation

On Sardinia, Pasquale and Domenico Manca produce organic extra virgin olive oils sustainably using state-of-the-art technology.

Feb. 16, 2022

Andalusia Plans an Olive Oil Center in Jaén

The center would help improve regional olive oil quality, invest in harvesting and processing technology and improve traceability.

Feb. 10, 2022

App Allows Consumers to Personalize Nutri-Score for Individual Lifestyles

The release of the app coincides with a survey that showed strong consumer preference for tradition nutrition labels.

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

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.