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May. 16, 2022

Scientists Calculate the Contribution of Air Travel to Climate Change

Global aviation accounts for 4 percent of human-induced global warming. A reduction in flights by 2.5 percent per year would halt aviation’s contribution to further warming.

May. 10, 2022

2,300-Year-Old Olive Oil Lamp Unearthed in the West Bank

The lamp was discovered by chance and in very good condition in an archeological excavation area at Mount Gerizim, near Nablus.

May. 9, 2022

NASA Climate Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig was among the very first researchers who investigated the connections between climate change and agricultural output.

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May. 5, 2022

Italian EVOO Reaches the International Space Station

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought four Italian monovarietals to the ISS, which will be used for a series of experiments and food preparation.

May. 3, 2022

Flash Droughts Are Happening More Quickly and Lasting Longer, Study Finds

Rising global temperatures and increasing atmospheric aridity are accelerating the trend of flash droughts, which can devastate agriculture.

Apr. 27, 2022

U.N. Panel: Time Running Out to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change

The latest report from the United Nations panel warned that more needs to be done to accelerate the trend of slowing emissions, especially in the agricultural sector.

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Mar. 10, 2022

Olive Oil and Table Olive Imports Slip

The latest figures from the International Olive Council show China as the only major olive oil importer where volumes are growing substantially.

Mar. 8, 2022

Wildfires Are Becoming More Frequent and Intense Globally, Researchers Find

Olive farmers in the Mediterranean basin are among those at the highest risk of increasing and more intense wildfires.

Mar. 3, 2022

Climate Change Threatens Steep-Slope Agriculture

The culturally and historically important role of steep-slope agriculture, including traditional olive groves, is threatened by increasingly arid climates and desertification.

Mar. 2, 2022

Italian Farmers Take to The Streets Against War in Ukraine

Producers' organizations called on institutions to take steps toward peace, while farmers in several Italian cities rallied against the war in Ukraine.

Feb. 18, 2022

Study: Climate Change Is Making Droughts More Frequent and Severe

Researchers are worried about the increasing phenomenon of co-occurring droughts, which are 10 times more likely now than in the previous century.

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. 11, 2022

Campaign Aims to Replant Olive Trees of Olympia

Thousands of olive tree saplings will be handed out to local farmers to replant in the charred olive groves of Ancient Olympia.

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Dec. 17, 2021

Meteorologists Confirm Record-High Arctic Temperature

A Siberian town shattered its record for June. The steady rise of the region's temperatures is playing a major role in climate change.

Dec. 15, 2021

Extra Virgin Olive Oils Will Be Sent to Space in 2022

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will bring seven extra virgin olive oils for her crew to enjoy with their meals and to see how the oils hold up in space.

Dec. 13, 2021

Updated Nutri-Score Label Indicates Whether Food Is Processed, Organic

Nutri-Score’s creator said a new feature is designed to provide a more holistic view on the health score of packaged foods.

Dec. 7, 2021

Plant-Based Diets Linked with Much Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

People who follow World Health Organization dietary guidelines for the intake of fats, carbohydrates and sodium are responsible for fewer emissions.

Dec. 6, 2021

Global Olive Oil Production Will Reach 4.4M Tons by 2050, Expert Projects

Intensive groves will outnumber traditional farms thirty years from now, and the number of olive oil-producing countries will rise to 80, says Juan Vilar.

Dec. 1, 2021

Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says

According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.

Nov. 29, 2021

Spanish Scientists Advance Understanding of Devastating Olive Disease

Researchers have released the results of a 25-year study into Colletotrichum, the fungus which causes anthracnose.

Nov. 23, 2021

Why the U.S. Lags Behind Other Western Nations on Carbon Tax Issue

Implementing a carbon tax is increasingly viewed as one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. has struggled to pass one.

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