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60 Years in, Olive Council Looks at Challenges Ahead
As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the IOC, Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira spoke exclusively with Olive Oil Times on the challenges facing the sector.
There Is No Olive Oil Shortage
Recent reports of a blight on the Italian olive crop have triggered fears of shortage in Italy that would have negative impacts on the global olive oil market, including the potential for adulteration of olive oil with inferior products.
Environmentally Friendly Bioplastics Created From Olive Seeds
Young entrepreneurs in Istanbul have come up with a way to turn olive seeds into environmentally friendly bioplastics.
Table Olive Conference in Barossa Bolsters Industry Growth
Olive producers and processors from Australia and New Zealand recently gathered at the recent 2019 Table Olive Processing for Quality & Taste Course.
Olive Oil Quality & Authenticity: Current EU Legislation, Standards, Methods of Analyses
A review of current EU legislation, standards, relevant methods of analyses, their drawbacks and recommendations for the future. Normative and standard sources for olive oil quality and purity: a global framework.
How to Succeed in Marketplaces
Becoming 'customer obsessed' and adhering to three key value points is essential to succeed in marketplaces, an Amazon executive told the New Retail 19 conference.
Australian Laboratory Loses International Accreditation for Sensory Testing
The only tasting panel in Australasia trained in International Olive Council (IOC) procedures which has been used to certify olive oils as extra virgin has not been recognised by the international body in 2019.
Europe Steps up Fight to Stop Deadly Olive Tree Disease
Just under five years ago olive oil producers in Italy and other southern Europe countries started to notice that some of their olive trees were dying.
Scientists Develop Eco-friendlier Way of Making Olives Palatable
When freshly-picked, they contain bitter-tasting chemical compounds that have to be removed via an environmentally-iffy process. According to a new study, however, there could be a greener alternative.
New Recognition in India to Help Australian Exporters Soar
An Australian Made Campaign logo is now registered as a trademark in India, which allows Australian exporters to have a registered symbol that can be used on locally made or grown exports into India.
Australia’s Most Threatening Plant Disease Targeted
Australia will be better prepared for plant disease outbreaks with the appointment of a national coordinator to lead a three-year program to improve readiness for the potential incursion of the devastating Xylella fastidiosa.
Phytopathology : Addressing the New Global Threat of Xylella fastidiosa
Xylella fastidiosa is a major threat to plant health worldwide. This journal focuses on key challenges to be overcome to address this new global threat, recent advances in understanding the pathosystem, and steps toward improved disease control.
New Device Detects Adulteration Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy
The sensor uses a combination of laser diodes and computer-constructed algorithms to measure light emissions from samples of olive oils to determine whether they are correctly labeled.
AuMake Expanding Online in China through JD Partnership
AuMake International Limited has joined forces with JD Worldwide, a division of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, to create a new omnichannel platform for Australian and New Zealand brands to reach Chinese customers.
An Innovative Anti-Theft System for Olive Groves
An inexpensive security system uses fake olives with microchips to help olive growers prevent and detect thefts, an increasing concern in the sector.
Machine Improves Yield in Trial Runs by Hitting Olive Paste with Electricity
A new machine to improve yield fits into the standard olive oil production line, demonstrating that technology has a role in the development of the sector.
Monash Pours Energy into Clean Water Future
In a world-first initiative, engineers at Monash University have created technology that can transform contaminated water into purified water that is fit for consumption faster and more energy-efficiently than ever before.
Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Price of Olive Oil
Diego Hueltes, a Spanish computer engineer from Alcalá la Real, Jaén, has developed three models for predicting the price of olive oil using artificial intelligence.
This Mill Makes 200 Tons of Olive Oil. In a Day.
Behind the scenes at Almazara Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the world's largest olive mill.
Italy’s Olive Crisis Intensifies as Deadly Tree Disease Spreads
A vicious bacterium that is devastating southern Italy’s valuable olive groves is still spreading years after it was identified, because of opposition to measures meant to contain the pathogen.
Australia’s Agricultural Traceability​ Strengthened with New Project
A national traceability project, which will help Australian farmers show the origins and quality of their produce, is underway.
Provenance at a Premium: Trend Transforming Food, Research Says
Provenance and authenticity are driving growth within the food and beverage industry, according to new market research.
How to Keep Your Brand on Supermarket Shelves
2018 has been a tough year for retailers and 2019 doesn’t look to be much easier – but what about the brands supplying these retailers?
Oldest Known Bottle of Olive Oil on Display in Naples Museum
The nearly 2,000 year old bottle filled with solidified olive oil will be displayed at the National Archaeological Museum.
Like Wine, Olive Oil has Flavour Differences Depending on Region
New research has found, like wine, Australian olive oil has different flavour profiles and health benefits depending on the region where it's grown.
What to do about Trade Mark Theft in China
Register your trade mark prior to doing business – or risk losing your right to register and use it in China.
Leucocarpa, the Dazzling White Olive from Magna Graecia
We asked researchers why the Leucocarpa olive variety is completely white throughout its development cycle.
New Report Concludes Olive Oil Needs a Quality Standard to Guarantee Authenticity
A Report published by the Spanish Coordinating Institute for Governance and Applied Economics, concludes olive oil needs a single quality standard that erases fraud.
Research Examines Functional Ingredients in Olive Pomace
A Spanish research project is evaluating the use of olive pomace paste for the development new health products.
Country of Origin, Brand, Tamper Proof Seals - China Consumer's Most Trusted Measures of Safe Foods
China consumers regard a product’s country of origin, price, brand, and physical prevention measures such as tamper proof seals as the most trusted indicators in identifying authentic and safe foods, a group of researchers found.
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