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Dec. 12, 2022

Record-High Olive Oil and Fruit Yields Anticipated in Iran

Authorities anticipate olive oil production could reach 17,000 tons in 2022/23. They hope the bumper harvest will result in more exports and stimulate domestic consumption.

Dec. 12, 2022

E.U. to Halt Imports Derived from Deforestation

By adopting the new regulation, European legislators hope to inform global goods production and safeguard forests.

Dec. 12, 2022

EU Protects 10 Geographical Indications from Latin American Countries

Aceituna de Tacna, olives produced in the Tacna region of Peru, are one of the food products to be protected from imitation in European Union countries.

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Dec. 12, 2022

Record-High Olive Oil and Fruit Yields Anticipated in Iran

Authorities anticipate olive oil production could reach 17,000 tons in 2022/23. They hope the bumper harvest will result in more exports and stimulate domestic consumption.

Dec. 12, 2022

E.U. to Halt Imports Derived from Deforestation

By adopting the new regulation, European legislators hope to inform global goods production and safeguard forests.

Dec. 12, 2022

EU Protects 10 Geographical Indications from Latin American Countries

Aceituna de Tacna, olives produced in the Tacna region of Peru, are one of the food products to be protected from imitation in European Union countries.

Dec. 9, 2022

Europe Puts Off Decision on Food Labeling

An Italian European Parliament member said the decision has been removed from the 2023 legislative agenda and is unlikely to be taken up again before 2024.

Dec. 9, 2022

Authorities in Puglia Identify New Outbreak of Xylella Fastidiosa

Nearly 120 olive trees were found to be infected with the bacteria. Authorities also found Xylella fastidiosa in a previously-unknown host plant.

Dec. 9, 2022

Greece to Overtake Italy as Europe’s Second-Largest Olive Oil Producer

Poor harvests in Western Europe contrast bumper crops in Greece and the Balkan Peninsula.

Dec. 8, 2022

Researchers Predict More Intense Wildfires in Europe

Climate and cultural changes mean more fuel is available for the fires. Researchers recommend some forestry practices to mitigate future mega-blazes.

Dec. 8, 2022

New Research to Study Impact of Soil Health on Olive Oil Quality

The project seeks to better understand how olive growing affects soil biodiversity and ecological function and how soil health affects olive oil quality and safety.

Dec. 8, 2022

In Turkey, Olive Oil Exports Rise with Prices and Production

The rising volume and value of Turkish olive oil exports have been fueled by strong production, surging prices and more branded oils.

Dec. 8, 2022

Researchers Investigate Role of Certain Polyphenols in Obesity Management

Polyphenols were linked with significant reductions in three obesity-related measures.

Dec. 5, 2022

Students in Rome Design Drone for Harvesting Olives

The developers said the drone increased productivity, reduced costs and lowered emissions associated with the olive harvest.

Dec. 1, 2022

Olive Pits Fuel Flights from Seville

Biofuel from olive pits and other organic waste cut carbon dioxide emissions of more than 200 flights by 200 tons.

Dec. 1, 2022

Italy Plans to Fund Mobile App to Counter Nutri-Score

The app is part of a €100 million effort to promote traditional Italian food products in 2023.

Dec. 1, 2022

Researchers Use AI to Identify EVOO Provenance

The researchers said they could correctly identify locally-produced Taggiasca Ligure olive oils 100 percent of the time.

Dec. 1, 2022

Study Reveals How Mediterranean Diet Might Counteract Covid-19

New research demonstrated that flavonoids and hydroxytyrosol counteract some of the most deadly impacts of Covid 19, including cytokine storms and lung inflammation.

Nov. 30, 2022

New Tool Measures Soil-Atmosphere Interactions to Optimize Farming Practices

Mapping soil heat transmission may help determine optimal land management practices and appropriate crops to plant as the climate changes.

Nov. 30, 2022

Greek Prime Minister Pledges to Restore Amfissa Olive Grove

Konstantinos Mitsotakis said that 60,000 olive trees will be planted in Amfissa. New initiatives are being planned to add value to its olives and olive oil.

Nov. 30, 2022

Europe Rolls Out New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality

Brussels reviewed olive oil classifications, labeling and marketing. The simplified rules aim at a more homogeneous E.U. olive oil market.

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