Olive Leaves Can Improve Oil Quality, Researchers Find
Two studies demonstrated that milling olive leaves with the olives improved the oil’s sensory attributes in industrial and small-scale experiments.
Product Fraud: Impacts on Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Industries
Maintaining the quality and safety of Australian food and fibre products for domestic and export markets is paramount.
Guide for the Determination of the Characteristics of Oil-Olives
Characteristics of oil-olives, olive oil pomace and olive oil mill wastewater to calculate approximate processing yield and to define parameters for identifying most suitable harvest time.
Oleocanthal - A Magic Phenolic Compound
Oleocanthal is described as the major EVOO phenolic compound with functional and health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, chemotherapeutic, neuroprotective, and antirheumatic.
Evolution of Flavours in Extra Virgin Olive Oil Shelf-Life
A description of compounds responsible for evoo's unique flavour and aroma, factors affecting these, mechanism that lead to the degradation of evoo, how flavours can be altered during shelf-life, and strategies for preservation of flavour.
Geographical Indications and Traditional Specialities Guaranteed Protected in the EU
The European Commission recently released a Final Report Evaluation support study on Geographical Indications and Traditional Specialities Guaranteed Protected in the EU.
EVOO is the highest quality of olive oil - Olive Epitome
What makes EVOO valuable, compared to other vegetable oils, is its unparalleled taste combined with its high nutritional value.
Natural Molecules for Healthy Lifestyles: Oleocanthal from Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Phenolic compounds of EVOO, in particular, secoiridoids, are minor components that have generated special interest due to their positive effects on human health, supported by several clinical trials.
Multisensory Packaging ~ Designing New Product Experiences
A collection of state-of-the-art articles and reviews on the latest developments in multisensory packaging design.
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, writes Dr Chris Vindurampulle, Senior Associate, Patent & Trade Marks Attorney, Watermark.
Brand Security : New Technologies can Help You Protect Your Products and Secure Your Chain Supply
New Technologies Can Protect Your Brand and Secure Your Supply Chain
How Plants Harness Microbes to Get Nutrients
A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides.
Australian Oils of Provenance
Provenance oils are unique extra virgin olive oils produced within a specific geographical region.
China's ‘Digital Journey’ into High Value Markets
Insight into the incredible opportunity for Australian agriculture in China.
Designation of Origin and Australian Olive Products
An Investigation into the Feasibility of Creating a Geographical Origin System Resulting in Greater Co-operation and Profitability of Australian Olive Oil Growers.
Country of Origin Labelling and Your Olive Products
Information and guides to help your business to comply with the new Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016, effective as of 1 July.
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Latest Release Books & Research Titles on EVOO and Olives
Olives and Olive Oil as Functional Foods
Handcrafted Ceramic Olive Oil Bottles for Your Tasting Bench and Kitchen
Artisanal handcrafted ceramic olive oil bottles now available in Australia.
The Olive Tree Genome
This book provides an introduction to the genetics, genomics, and breeding of the olive tree.
Polyphenols in Olive Oil
An interview with Professor Dennis Fiorini on her latest research at the University of Camerino in Italy.
Presentations from the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention
The Future of Food themed AIFST Convention recently held in Sydney, explored cutting edge science, emerging technologies and leading innovations set to enhance and drive the Australian food industry forward for decades.
Food & Agribusiness : A Roadmap for Unlocking Value‑Adding Growth Opportunities for Australia
CSIRO Futures worked with industry and researchers to identify major growth opportunities and what the food and agribusiness sector needs to do to achieve them.
Five Profiles that Explain China's Consumer Economy
China’s overall economic growth is slowing, but the Chinese consumer economy is still massive in absolute terms and poised for increasing growth.
The Right Price for Oil
It is unwise to be overly thrifty when choosing what olive oil to buy. Rather than the apparently lower price, one should consider the best quality-price ratio and the flavouring efficiency of the oil.
Australian Olive Oil Provenance ~ Designation of Origin Project a First for the Industry
A unique project to investigate the feasibility of creating a designation of origin system resulting in greater cooperation and profitability for Australian olive oil farmers, heralds a new opportunity for the Australian olive industry.
New Systems Modify Irrigation Depending on the Weather
It's no longer thinkable to grow crops without irrigation, but interventions must be as efficient and precise as possible.
Xylella fastidiosa & The Olive Quick Decline Syndrome. A Serious Worldwide Challenge
Xylella fastidiosa & OQDS: A Serious Worldwide Challenge for the Safeguard of Olive Trees
The Art of Olive Oil
Award winning producers at Azienda del Carmine have combined olive oil with a creative design in art inspired packaging, called La Magia, The Magic.
FTA Portal Empowers Exporters
The Free Trade Agreement Portal is an Australian Government initiative to help business to seize export opportunities China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Chile and United States.
The Olive Industry Export Handbook
To encourage and support industry to meet the required standards for gaining access into China for Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Horticulture Innovation Australia has launched The Olive Industry Export Handbook (OL14003).
Ecological Clay Bricks made from Olive and Pine Pruning Ashes
Scientists at the University of Jaén (UJA) have manufactured bricks composed mainly of olive and pine pruning ashes which have a higher porosity and lower thermal conductivity compared to traditional clay.
Determination of a Derived Smoke Point for Olive Oil (OL15000)
This Project investigated whether the chemical composition of oil, or technology, could be used to predict smoke point.
Healthy Greek Olive Oil Bottled and Consumed like Medicine
Greek entrepreneurs are behind OLEO, designed to be taken as a nutritional supplement for its health benefits.
Italy’s Olive Oil Startup Elaisian 'talks' to Trees by Using High Tech Algorithms
Precision agriculture and wi-fi connections to save olive trees.
Products from the Olive Tree
Collection of various presentations about the production and quality of the two most important olive tree products: extra virgin olive oil and table olives.
Handheld Scanner Analyzes Soil On-the-Go
The future of farming will rely on easy-to-use tools that give farmers quick, easy access to a variety of information.
Nanostructured Biosensors Detect Pesticide, Help Preserve Environment
Dr. Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his team of researchers have created a flexible, low cost and disposable biosensor that can detect pesticides in soil.
Olive Oil Tours Go From Farm to Bottle
Through the boughs of olive trees, bending under the weight of their fruits, visitors to Spain, Italy, and Croatia can experience the harvest that has kept these nations alive and healthy for generations.
Can Olive Trees Endure Drought and High Salinity?
Aristotelis Azariadis is in the midst of an investigation of the effect of salinity and drought stress on four different olive cultivars, aiming to determine whether olive trees can be grown where we think they can’t survive.
Independent Industry Wide Survey on the Australian Olive Industry Now Underway
The Olive Centre is conducting an independent industry wide survey on the Australian Olive Industry. The initiative, which is well overdue for the industry, is available online and will close at midnight on Thursday 24 November.
Omics Data Reveals Impact of Olive Oil on Human Gene Expression
Olive oil exerts direct effects on molecules in the body that alter human gene expression and metabolic function.
Oz-Town Opens Second Store Featuring Aussie Products in China
Oz-Town, a Campaign Partner of Australian Made, will ramp up its presence in China by opening a fresh retail outlet with the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo, giving Chinese consumers even more access to genuine Aussie products.
Olive Oil Production in Winter and Wine in Summer Fit Together like a Hand in a Glove
Stellenbosch may not be the first place on the list when thinking of world-class olive oil, but at Tokara wine farm, you will find a boutique style production plant producing award winning extra virgin olive oils.
Evaluating the Authenticity of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A study published in the Journal of Food Science demonstrates the potential of using near-infrared spectroscopy to screen extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) for authenticity.
OOCC Research Targets Effective Management Strategies for Olive Knot
This multi-year project examines a number of potential treatments to prevent olive knot in California olive orchards.
Sol D’Oro International EVOO Southern Hemisphere Competition
Veronafiere in collaboration with the Victorian Government, presented the III Edition of Sol D’Oro Southern Hemisphere Competition in Melbourne.
Ancient Mill Discovered on Lesvos
The mill, discovered during the construction of a local road, was in use from the 2nd to the 6th centuries AD.
Health Benefits of High-Phenolic Olive Oils Decoded through Gene Expressions
The plethora of protective health benefits of the MeD including improved lipid profile and reduced inflammation has been linked largely to the high levels of fatty acid content found in EVOO.
Digital Plant Diagnosis: Turning a Mobile App into an Agricultural Game-Changer
According to PlantVillage co-creator Dr David Hughes, PlantVillage provides access to a computerized plant diagnostic system that boasts an algorithm capable of diagnosing 26 diseases in 14 crops with 99% accuracy.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking International Academy to Open in Málaga, Spain
The Academy will be led by Chef Daniel Garcia Peinado, and a group of scientists, doctors, chefs, dieticians and olive oil experts from around the world.
Is Your EVOO the Best of Provenance?
Olive Industry Network to sponsor the Inaugural Best Oil of Provenance, at the revamped 2016 Royal Adelaide Olive Awards competition.
Researchers Develop New Method to Certify the Age of Olive Trees
Portuguese researcher, José Luis Penetra Cerveira Lousada, along with his research team at the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, has patented a formula that certifies the age of olive and chestnut trees.
The 5 Keys Behind Ecommerce’s Rise in China
Ask a Chinese consumer about shopping, and 45% will instinctively think about doing it online. A typical online shopper in China shops online three times more frequently than the global average according to PWC research.
Olive Oil and Infection
Various studies show olive oil is beneficial for infection and infectious diseases having antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial effects.
Selling, Marketing and Exporting Your EVOO to China
Here are some articles about selling, marketing and exporting your extra virgin olive oil products to China for your perusal.
Swarm Technology: High Tech Horticulturalists
In the future, automated robots much like this prototype will be dispatched to water, fertilize, and weed fields.
The Best Boutique Oil Mills in the World
Who said an olive oil mill could not be spectacular?
Phytopathological Problems & Phytosanitary Aspects of Olives : Known and Newly Emerging Threats
Describes the current phytopathological problems in olives, including in the light of climate change. Focuses on newly emerging threats, and on the latest eco-sustainable integrated protection strategies.
No Tangled Web - Greener Polymers are Stronger, Too
Materials scientists and researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an innovative way to spin high-performance polyethylene fibers from natural fats, such as oils from olives and peanuts.
Puglia’s Gold: A look at the olive oil crisis
Puglia produces around 40% of Italy’s olive oil. The region includes over 60 million olive trees. It serves too as one of the country’s economic leaders in olive oil export.
Basilippo’s New Label Tells Consumers to ‘Cool It’
The award-winning producer has developed a new labeling system that helps keep EVOO at the ideal temperature to maintain quality.
Dr Gawel Nose Olive Oil
Terminology to describe and identify the aroma and taste of olive oil by Australia's leading olive oil sensory research scientist and international olive oil judge, Dr Richard Gawel.
Tasting, Blending and Choosing – Award Winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil
How to win awards by tasting, blending and choosing award-winning extra virgin olive oil.
Oleotourism ~ Olive Roads
The growing demand for olive oil related tourism has found that the best attractions are olive groves and olive oil routes.
Olive Oil Tasting Glasses
Discover the aromas of olive oil with these cobalt blue seamless hand blown glasses Designed for the organoleptic analysis of olive oil and detecting faults in olive oil. For olive oil lovers, tasters and judges.
Opening Aladdin’s Cave: Unpacking the Factors Impacting on Small Businesses
Governments, researchers and a range of professional assoc have focused on the small business sector, primarily from an economic and policy setting perspective. This focus recognises the important role small businesses play in the Australian economy.
Olive Packaging for Gino’s Garden Olive Oil
Once a year, Gino Haddad picks a tiny portion of olives from his groves in the Rihaneh segment of Lebanon. Any collection goes from margin to cold-press within 6 hours of selection, ensuring the finest quality of olive oil from the grove.
How To Negotiate With Chinese Companies
A four-part series on dealing with common Chinese negotiation tactics, by Dan Harris of international law firm Harris Moure.
10 Tips for Creating a Successful Brand for Olive Oil
A high quality product is the first and foremost requirement. This will be the foundation for your successful brand.
An International Society for Oleocanthal
In May a group of international olive oil experts from the world of science, academia, gastronomy and media gathered for a conference to establish the non-profit Oleocanthal International Society (OIS).
Olive X Press ~ Press Your Own Olive Oil
The first kitchen top olive oil press, the Olive X Press, by Stratus Investments was recently revealed at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, Illinois.
Expanded Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business
The Government has proposed to expand accelerated depreciation by allowing small businesses with an aggregated annual turnover of less than $2 million to immediately deduct each asset that cost less than $20,000.
China to Plant 1,000 hectares of Olive Groves Annually for Two Decades
A consortium formed by an Asian investment fund, the Chinese government and countless farmers, has launched a pilot operation which consists on planting 1,000ha of olive trees each year up to a total of 20,000ha.
Genetic Markers in Olive Breeding to Bring Cheaper, Higher Quality Oil to Consumers
Identifying genetic markers in particular olive subspecies will be a key step toward advancing the quality and marketability of the region’s age-old table oil, according to an Israeli industry veteran.
How to Negotiate with Chinese Companies
A four-part series on dealing with common Chinese negotiation tactics, by Dan Harris of international law firm Harris Moure.
Olive Oil as Medicine : UC Davis Olive Center
This Report focuses on studies examining the effect of olive oil on blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) and lipoproteins (LDL, VLDL, and HDL).
Kickstarting Greek Olive Groves
A Kickstarter Campaign aims to map Greece’s threatened olive groves.
How Much Trans Fat is Produced when you Heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
All edible fats primarily comprise of fat molecules which in turn are made up of fatty acids.
Research Team Design Device to Detect Indicators of Rancidity
In a report conducted by the UC Davis Olive Oil Center, it was found that more than 65% of the extra virgin olive oil on shelves around the US is defective due to poor handling or deliberate adulteration with extraneous, non-beneficial oils.
Are Olive Oil Tasting Bars Just a Trend?
Olive oil tasting bars may have originated in Europe, but their presence in the US has been expanding rapidly over the past several years.
This Pocket Sized Sensor Will Tell You When Fruit is Ripe
Developers in Israel have created a pocket-sized sensor that uses infrared technology to determine the ripeness and nutritional information of fruits and vegetables.
Inside Job: A New Chip Tells Farmers When to Water
When it comes to water, some plants are picky drinkers.
Olive Stones ‘Ideal’ for Noise Barriers
Scientists in Valencia have developed a new use for leftover olive stones – in sound barriers such as those used to reduce rail and road noise.
Olive Oil Sensory Science
An invaluable resource for olive oil scientists, product development and marketing personnel on the role of sensory evaluation in relation to current and future market trends.
The Healing Power of Olive Leaf
In many parts of the world, including Morocco, Italy, Spain, France, Lebanon and Syria, olives are staple foods found on every table.
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