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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.
Record Harvest and Price Strength for Australian Olive Oil
The Australian olive industry is celebrating a record harvest and growers are experiencing historically strong returns for locally produced olive oil.
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.
Southan Becomes Olives Chief
Michael Southan will become the new CEO of the Australian Olive Association, effective 1 April.
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.
Even Dark Glass Bottles Leave EVOO Susceptible to Oxidation, Study Finds
Extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles suffers significant degradation in supermarket-like conditions, researchers in Italy found.
12 Surprising Health Benefits Of Olive Oil
Compared to other cooking oils, olive oil has the unique potential to deliver a one-two punch to chronic and degenerative diseases. Here are some of the most exciting research-backed health benefits.
Evaluation of Molecular Methods for the Detection of Xylella fastidiosa.
Results and final report of the interlaboratory evaluation of molecular methods for the detection of Xylella fastidiosa.
IOC and UCO Sign an Agreement to Launch the THOC Project
The International Olive Council (IOC) and the University of Córdoba (UCO) have signed an agreement to launch the True Healthy Olive Cultivars (THOC) project.
Overview of International Olive Oil and Table Olives Statistics in 2020
Summary of World Olive Oil and Table Olives production and statistics and producer prices in 2020.
New Production Technology Improves Olive Oil Quality
Tests show that high vacuum-assisted extraction technologies increase polyphenols and lower volatile compounds in extra virgin olive oils. Further tests are needed to understand their impact on yields.
Researchers Test New Olive Varieties to Improve Sustainability
A team in Andalusia is testing a hedge cultivation system that could be more profitable for growers and sustainable for the environment.
Survey on the Australian Olive Industry Reveals a Striving Industry in Need of a New Focus
A groundbreaking independent survey on the Australian olive industry was recently conducted by The Olive Centre (TOC), a leading supplier of equipment and machinery, events, and professional advice to the olive industry in Australia.
Australian Representative Appointed to New International Industry Organisation ~ Women in Olive Oil
Amanda Bailey, managing director of The Olive Centre and chief executive of the Queensland Olive Council, has been appointed the Australian Leader for Women in Olive Oil, an international organisation for women in the olive oil industry.
Traceability Program to Build Trust in Australia’s Food Supply Chains
Australia’s food safety systems will be strengthened by the delivery of a new national implementation program to help track and trace food products from farm to fork in domestic and export markets.
EIP-AGRI Focus Group Pests and Diseases of the Olive Tree: Final report
EU report on olive tree pathogens and parasites affecting and threatening olive production, and the principles farmers are using to protect their olive groves.
European Geographical Indicators Valued at More Than $80 Billion
A study from the European Commission found that extra virgin olive oils make up US$326 million of the total value of European geographical indicators. PDO and PGI oils from Spain and Italy account for nearly 40 percent of that amount.
Active and Intelligent Packaging = Longer Shelf Life
Discover two types of smart packaging that are increasing shelf life and communicating directly to consumers - intelligent and active packaging.
Doubling Olive Yields Possible — Research
New Zealand olive yields can be more than doubled by using fruit tree management techniques instead of more traditional methods.
Australian Consumers are Increasingly Demanding with the EVOO They Buy
The consumption of olive oil has increased in the last 20 years in Australia mainly due to the increasing popularity of Mediterranean cuisine and the the health benefits of this product, which is present in approximately 65% of households.
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