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Nov. 16, 2021

COP26 Concludes with Watered-Down Joint Agreement

The nearly 200 countries that signed the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and phase down coal. Critics say not enough was accomplished.

Nov. 8, 2021

World Leaders Pledge Billions to Restore Earth's Forests

More than 120 heads of state agreed to reverse deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 climate summit, pledging €16.4 billion to fulfill their promise.

Sep. 23, 2021

Passenger Plane Flies 560 Kilometers Using Recycled Cooking Oil

In what the airline referred to as a "perfect carbon-neutral" flight, a British Airways Airbus A320neo flew from London to Glasgow powered by a mix of 35 percent recycled cooking oil and conventional jet fuel.

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Sep. 16, 2021

Brexit Leads to Sharp Decline in UK Imports of Italian Foods

Officials in the Italian agriculture sector worry that increased bureaucratic hurdles may also lead to an uptick in food fraud.

Jul. 13, 2021

U.K. Drops Tariffs on Tunisian Olive Oil Imports After Signing Trade Deal

Tunisia can now export up to 7,723 tons of olive oil to the United Kingdom duty-free, more than was exported in 2019.

Jun. 21, 2021

Where to Find the Best Olive Oils in London

From family-run shops to mainstay department stores, NYIOOC Award-winning olive oils are sold all over London. Here are a few of the best places to find them.

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Apr. 24, 2020

UK Calls for 'Spittlebug Spies' to Gather Evidence for Xylella Project

The "spies" provide scientists with data to track the potential spread of Xylella fastidiosa.

Apr. 21, 2020

UK Tightens Rules on Olive Tree Imports

E.U. emergency measures were not enough to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa according to threats highlighted in a pest risk assessment.

Feb. 3, 2020

Andalusian Minister Wants Fast Deal for Perishable Foods After Brexit

While the U.K. and Europe determine their future relationship, Carmen Crespo has called on Brussels to push for a deal that would ease the transport of perishable food items between the two.

Jan. 29, 2020

38 Complete Sommelier Program in London

A diverse, international group of professionals gathered in central London to for a comprehensive five-day program on olive oil quality.

Sep. 23, 2019

Researchers Chart Pest Sightings in Effort to Protect Against Xylella

Using data collected from across the United Kingdom, scientists are creating a comprehensive record of where Xylella-carrying pests are found.

Jul. 29, 2019

Cobram Estate Chef Showcases New World Olive Oils in London

Kevin O'Connor was in London for a two-week residency at the Carousel restaurant, where he highlighted the versatility and delicious nature of various olive oils in his world-class cooking.

Mar. 20, 2019

London's New Ad Ban on Public Transport Equates Olive Oil to Junk Food

Olive oil producers who wish to advertise their products within London's transportation network would first need to seek an exemption to new rules banning products that lead to obesity.

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