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Dec. 13, 2022

Chefs in France Bring Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Christmas Dinners

The quality of local oils and their health benefits have earned a place at the heart of French Christmas traditions.

Dec. 13, 2022

In Jaén, Olive Oil Production Collapse Worse Than Expected

New surveys indicate that overall yield in the Jaén region could fall below the lowest reported tonnage in a century.

Dec. 13, 2022

European Officials See Olive Oil Supplanting Butter, Vegetable Oil Consumption

E.U. officials said increased awareness of olive oil health benefits and reduced consumption of other edible oils would drive the trend.

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Dec. 13, 2022

Chefs in France Bring Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Christmas Dinners

The quality of local oils and their health benefits have earned a place at the heart of French Christmas traditions.

Dec. 13, 2022

In Jaén, Olive Oil Production Collapse Worse Than Expected

New surveys indicate that overall yield in the Jaén region could fall below the lowest reported tonnage in a century.

Dec. 13, 2022

European Officials See Olive Oil Supplanting Butter, Vegetable Oil Consumption

E.U. officials said increased awareness of olive oil health benefits and reduced consumption of other edible oils would drive the trend.

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Dec. 12, 2022

Producers in Israel Reap Benefits of Record Harvest

Despite rising production costs and persistent challenges from imports, Israeli olive oil producers anticipate a bumper harvest and improved market share.

Dec. 12, 2022

Excessive Sodium Intake Linked with Higher Stress in Mice

Researchers studied the impact of high salt intake on cognitive function in mice. Health experts recommend following a Mediterranean diet to reduce salt consumption.

Dec. 12, 2022

Europe Approves Italy’s Plan for Implementing the Common Agricultural Policy

The €37 billion will be used to promote sustainability and traditional food products, support small farms and encourage young people into agriculture over five years.

Dec. 9, 2022

In Italy, Industry Experts Forecast Lower Yield, Higher Quality

Italian olive oil production for the 2022/23 crop year is expected to fall by 37 percent, to 208,000 tons. However, quality is set to increase.

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.

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Dec. 5, 2022

Olive Fruit Fly Could Undermine Greek Olive Oil Production

The fruit fly threatens expectations of a bumper crop. Experts suggest a change in established practices of fighting the pest.

Dec. 5, 2022

Growers in Xylella-Ravaged Puglia Assess a Delicate Harvest

Farmers who have followed the phytosanitary protocol are harvesting olives from trees where the infection has been brought under control.

Dec. 5, 2022

Rising Olive Oil Prices, Exports Help Sustain Tunisian Trade Balance

Olive oil accounted for 40 percent of agricultural export value. An increased focus on branding and organic farming might further grow the sector’s value.

Dec. 5, 2022

Farmers in Córdoba Fear Lasting Effects of Prolonged Drought

The lack of rainfall and scarce water resources mean trees may not receive enough water this winter to produce fruit and oil in 2023.

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.

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