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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.

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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.

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Jul. 29, 2021

World Hunger Spiked in 2020 Due to the Pandemic, U.N. Report Says

The organization's officials urged the world to secure the funds and transform their global food supply system to provide for those in need.

Jul. 23, 2021

One-Fifth of Italy at Risk of Desertification, Irrigation Experts Warn

With less rain and water-saving infrastructure lacking, experts warn that the water crisis in Italy costs farmers €1 billion per year.

Jul. 20, 2021

Edible Oil Prices Expected to Keep Increasing, Olive Oil Levels Remain Steady

Poor harvest outlooks for major edible oil crops paired with steady demand means prices will likely rise until 2022 analysts say.

Jul. 19, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Holds Steady as Production Slips, Latest Data Shows

International Olive Council figures revealed a dip in global production, imports and exports, while consumption held.

Jul. 19, 2021

As Growing Demand for Squalene Leads to More Shark Deaths, Olives Offer a Solution

Olives are becoming more popular as a source of squalene in cosmetics, yet 90 percent of the industry still relies on shark liver oil resulting in 2.7 million shark deaths annually.

Jul. 8, 2021

Olive Council, FAO Pact Calls for Joint Efforts on Xylella

Signed at the 113th session of the Council of Members, the agreement formalizes an already long-running relationship between the IOC and the United Nations organization.

Jul. 7, 2021

Report: Water Scarcity is the Biggest Challenge Facing Food Production

A report from Barclays Capital found that while demand for freshwater continues to grow, businesses and countries are doing very little to become more efficient.

Jul. 1, 2021

EPA Plans to Tackle Food Waste in Effort to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The United Nations found that food waste is responsible for up to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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