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Sep. 17, 2021

Rehabilitating Olive Trees in Aragón to Stem Spain’s Rural Exodus

Apadrina un Oliva has put the area’s abandoned olive trees up for adoption. The result has handed a lifeline to the town and its residents.

Sep. 16, 2021

Nearly One-Third of Wild Tree Species Are Threatened with Extinction, Report Warns

Over the past 300 years, the forested areas on our planet have shrunk by 40 percent, researchers found.

Sep. 16, 2021

New Research Reveals Key Role of Olive Oil in Ancient Roman Diets

Using new investigative techniques, researchers from the University of Kent determined that olive oil constituted 20 percent of caloric intake among residents of one Roman city.

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Sep. 15, 2021

Scientists Develop Gelatinous Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy

The researchers said that the gelled EVOO maintained its healthy qualities in the semi-solid form and could replace saturated fat in a range of culinary applications.

Sep. 15, 2021

Editors from 200 Health Journals Warn Climate Change Is Creating Global Health Crises

Increasing global temperatures are putting more people at risk from a multitude of maladies, ranging from tropical and zoonotic diseases to air pollution.

Sep. 14, 2021

Proposed Label Would Allow Consumers to Compare Sustainability of Food Items

Researchers in France say the label would grade foods' environmental footprint based on its farming practices, biodiversity impact and effect on climate change.

Aug. 26, 2021

Certain Food Proteins Reduce Bitterness and Pungency of EVOO

The findings could pave the way to increase the appeal of extra virgin olive oil for consumers turned off by bitter and pungent flavors.

Aug. 19, 2021

Researchers Work to Identify Olive Varieties Best Adapted to Higher Temperatures

With average temperatures estimated to rise 7 ºC by 2100, researchers want to know which varieties will thrive in the Mediterranean’s future climate.

Aug. 17, 2021

Europe Announces Plan to Plant 3 Billion Trees by 2030

The E.U. hopes to convince farmers to be one of the driving forces in the effort to plant the new trees.

Aug. 13, 2021

Study: Asphalt Made with Olive Pomace More Resilient to Weathering

Adding olive pomace to asphalt binder made the resulting paving material more resistant to cracking and is an environmentally friendly way to recycle the waste product.

Aug. 12, 2021

A Climate Disaster is Already Underway, United Nations Report Warns

Warming average temperatures have already caused irreversible changes to the earth’s climate. The Mediterranean basin is among the most affected areas.

Aug. 12, 2021

People Here Use More Olive Oil than Anywhere Else in The World

Sammarinese consume an average of 22 kilograms of olive oil each year, or about a liter every two weeks.

Aug. 4, 2021

Plant-Derived Treatment Against Asian Bug Shows Promise for Olive Growers

A blend of 11 odorant compounds produced naturally by sunflowers was found to attract female brown marmorated stink bugs. The concoction could be used in traps.

Jun. 10, 2021

Sustainable, Organic Production Helps One California Producer Standout

Gold Ridge Organic Farms earned three Gold Awards and a Silver Award at the 2021 NYIOOC. The owner said organic production was the key to their success.

Jun. 2, 2021

Spanish Study Suggests More Effective Way to Transform Cold-Stored Olives

Using hot water to wash olives may be a more cost-efficient way to get the fruit to the ideal temperature for crushing and malaxing.

Jun. 1, 2021

The Farmer Behind the Dramatic Rise of Dalmatian Olive Oils on the World Stage

Tomislav Duvnjak organized local producers to help them enter the NYIOOC. The result was a record haul for the coastal Croatian region.

May. 28, 2021

Climate Change Is Altering the Nutrient Profiles of the World’s Crops

A new report shows a direct link between the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and the nutrient composition of the world’s most popular staple crops.

May. 26, 2021

World's Best Olive Oils for 2021 Revealed at Premier Competition

The complete results of the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition were released today on the Official Index of the World's Best Olive Oils, after a three-day online rollout of the award-winning brands.

May. 24, 2021

Global Olive Oil Production Will Hit Four-Year High, USDA Estimates

Increasing production paired with rising vegetable oil prices is also expected to yield record exports and olive oil consumption levels.

May. 24, 2021

World Olive Oil Competition Releases Results

The results of the 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition began rolling out this morning on its official website.

May. 20, 2021

Deforestation and Industrial Agriculture Spur Zoonotic Diseases, Study Finds

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research examines the association between the emergence of zoonotic diseases, forest clearance and monocultures.

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