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Nutri-Score Algorithm Update Improves Olive Oil Scores
A significant update to the Nutri-Score algorithm will improve the rating of some grades of olive oil, including extra virgin olive oil.
Adding Water During Olive Oil Production Lowers Quality
Arbequina extra virgin olive oil produced without added water had higher levels of polyphenol and better oxidative stability than oils produced with added water.
New European Label Recognizes Health Benefits of High-Polyphenol EVOOs
Extra virgin olive oils with a polyphenol count surpassing 500 milligrams per kilogram will soon be eligible for a distinctive label in the European Union, advertising their health benefits.
Scientists Identify Gene Responsible for Olive Oil’s Aroma
Researchers determined that manipulating the 13-HPL gene could allow farmers to predict olive oil aroma or create new cultivars with specific aromas.
10 Digital Technologies that are Transforming Agriculture
Described as the world's least digitized industry by McKinsey analysts, the food producers of the world could only agree that agriculture has struggled to avail of the breakthroughs in technology that have transformed other industries.
Global Olive Oil Production Expected to Slip to 2.9M Tons
Global olive oil production is expected to fall to 2.9 million tons in the 2022-23 crop year, according to the latest estimates published by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Researchers Unveil the Latest Technologies to Help Harvest and Produce Olive Oil
Spanish researchers have worked to develop new technologies in response to what some of the industry's largest stakeholders said they needed most.
Australian Producers Expect Another Excellent Harvest
An expansion of the country’s olive groves and mostly favorable weather mean Australians expect an excellent harvest in 2022.
Farmers in New Zealand Optimistic Ahead of Harvest
New techniques, better pruning and benevolent weather are fueling big expectations for the upcoming olive harvest.
3 Digital Trends for Small Businesses to Follow in 2022
The past two years have changed the way businesses operate and use digital tools. So what's next? There are 3 key digital opportunities that can help you to grow and sustain your business.
The Cretan Producer Who Leaves Nothing to Chance
Terra Creta combines millennia-old traditions with modern technology to produce sustainable and award-winning olive oil on the Aegean Sea.
Unlocking the Chemical Secrets of WA’s Healthiest Food
Some foods, such as olive oil, may only have one ingredient, but its quality and health benefits hinge on a multitude of cultivation and harvesting processes.
EU Olive Oil Production to Gain 13% through 2030 On High Export Demand
High prices and growing demand in the olive oil market have spurred investments to expand and mechanize plantations that will automate the production process.
In Italy, a New Beer Made from Olive Leaves
Birra Olea is made from local olive leaves, which the brewer says lend a smokey flavor and antioxidants.
In Victoria, Taralinga Estate Celebrates Tradition While Embracing Innovation
Salvatore Tarascio started growing olives in Australia in 2015, 85 years after his grandfather first cultivated them in Sicily. Now he is one of the country’s top producers.
Applications of Bioactive Compounds Extracted from Olive Industry Wastes: A Review
The wastes generated during the olive oil extraction process, even if presenting a negative impact for the environment, contain several bioactive compounds that have considerable health benefits.
Dogs and Drones: New Projects in Puglia Emphasize Early Detection Against Xylella
Using thermal sensing and the powerful noses of dogs, authorities in Puglia ramp up efforts to detect the latest outbreaks of Xylella fastidiosa before symptoms occur.
Scientists Develop Gelatinous Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy
Gelled extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) could soon replace solid saturated fat and trans fat in many different food preparations, providing an unsaturated fat alternative with the organoleptic and antioxidant properties of EVOO.
A Sydney Bartender is Turning a Riverland Olive Company's Excess Brine into Cocktail Syrups
After draining jars of olives to use the brine for dirty martini cocktails, Sydney bartender Jason Crawley said he was left with dried up olives.
European Project Studies Olive Genetics to Prepare Growers for The Future
Researchers at the Gen4Olive Project believe the genetic material of unused olive varieties could help prepare farmers for new climatic conditions and pests.
Researchers Seek Better Understanding of Olive Drupe Development
By studying the molecular and physiological profiles of the drupes during the stages of development, researchers hope to optimize olive oil and table olive production.
People Here Use More Olive Oil than Anywhere Else in The World
A new report shows that San Marino is the world’s leading per capita olive oil-consuming nation.
Andalusia Seeks to Make Olive Production More Profitable with Tourism Initiative
The tourism €1.4 million (AU$2.20M) initiative will help promote olive oil tourism experiences throughout the autonomous community.
New Testing Method Simplifies Elemental Analysis of EVOO Samples
Researchers in Italy have developed a new method to accurately identify 45 different chemical elements in extra virgin olive oil.
Producers in Greece Generate Electricity with Olive Mill Wastewater
Producers can save money and be more sustainable by shipping olive mill wastewater to local biogas production plants.
Labor Shortages, Recent Floods Create 'Insane Situation' as Australian Harvest Begins
Even though Australian olive growers -  unlike many others in the produce industry -  are primarily reliant on mechanical harvesters, they have not escaped the acute labor shortages brought about by Covid-19 travel restrictions.
growAG.com Launched
Farmers, researchers and businesses can now see levy funded research from all the Research and Development Corporations in one location.
Indonesia, An Emerging Market in Olive Oil Consumption
On 4 March, Extenda organized a trade mission for the extra virgin olive oil sector from Andalusia to Indonesia, representing seven olive oil firms from the region to eight importers and distributors in the Asian country.
A Focus on Design and Sustainability in Pursuit of Perfect EVOO
In the Umbrian hills, two families are working to preserve the ancient heritage of an endemic cultivar while embracing modernity with a new mill and tourism operation.
Victorian Growers Become Olive Oil 'Sommeliers' After Trip Abroad to Consult the Experts
Central Victorian growers Milly Byrne and Julie Howard are olive oil sommeliers and just like their counterparts in wine they can assess its quality, chemistry and flavour.
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