2016/17/01 - InTechOpen has published Products from Olive Tree, a new publication composed of 17 monographic chapters organized in seven sections that presents updated information on olive oil and table olives related to production, composition, quality, consumption, innovation and health benefits of both foods.
2016/16/01 - New study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. The study is published in the January 4, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. But contrary to earlier studies, eating more fish and less meat was not related to changes in the brain.
2016/13/01 - The 2017 calls for proposals published today open a new round of competition for co-financed multiannual campaigns implemented on the internal market and in third countries. EUR 128.5 million is available under the published calls, with co-financing rates ranging from 70% to 85%. Last year, bids for agri-food promotion programmes exceeded the available budget by around four times.
2016/12/01 - According to a research work developed within the Olive, Olive Oil and Health MBA -developed under the scientific prescription of professor and strategic consultant Juan Vilar, within the line of investigation "Competitiveness and traditional olive" that he directs-, global production of olive oil in the current season will exceed 2.9 million tons, which means a drop in productivity per hectare (from 285 to 256 kg. on average) of just over 10%.
2017/11/01 - 2017 marks the California Olive Oil Council’s 25th year in pursuit of its mission. Since its establishment by a group of dedicated farmers in 1992, the COOC has grown to represent over 90% of the olive oil production in California.
2016/09/01 - In its latest market report, the International Olive Council (IOC) has analyzed the evolution of imports of olive oil by the United States in the past 20 years regarding the most consumed oil category and the type of packaging. According to this report, the US has gone from importing 84% in containers of less than 18 kg. in 1995/96 to 57.6% in 2015/16, so during this period bottled containers lost 28.4 points and bulk containers went from 16% to 42.4%.

2017/04/01 - Desenzano del Garda will host Olive Oil Sommelier between 3 and 7 of April, a course for food lovers, olive oil tasters, gourmets, food enthusiasts and professionals who want a deepen their knowledge of the whole production and commercial process of olive oil “from the earth to the plate”.

2017/03/01 - UC Davis (California, USA) will host next January 17th a Symposium about the future of California’s olive oil industry.

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2016/29/12 - The new International Agreement on olive oil and table olives, which was adopted by consensus at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva last year, will enter into force on 1 January.