2018/18/12 - We face the last days of the year taking stock of 2018, an exercise in which we have discovered several projects and innovations that have been launched in our sector, promoting the modernization of olive cultivation and the production of olive oil. Here is a selection of 20 interesting initiatives.
2018/27/12 - The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has published the Olive Oil Market Bulletin, with the data of November 30, 2018, which shows that production in the second month of the campaign is half of that obtained in the previous season due to the delay in ripening and the rains that have made harvesting very difficult.
2018/26/12 - Reusing olive pits and providing more wealth than what is currently obtained by being burned as biomass was the idea of this project started in 2013, which has now been launched through the brand Paninos: to produce original and sustainable coatings with this part of the olives.
2018/21/12 - In addition to culture, history, gastronomy or economy, EVOO means health and research projects continue to provide us with new and valuable discoveries about the benefits derived from its consumption. Here is a selection of some of the many studies that have been released in 2018.
2018/11/12 - Researchers from the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group of the University of Jaén (UJA) develop new mathematical models to predict the quality of extra virgin olive oil and optimize its production process.
2018/19/12 - The Costa Rican consumer perceives olive oil as an elitist and expensive product, using it almost exclusively as a dressing for salads and/or as an ingredient in sauces. The price, followed by the brand, are key factors when taking a purchasing decision, while the country of origin, method of production or health qualities play a barely relevant role, according to a study by ICEX Spain.
2018/17/12 - The president of the Italian Association of Olive Oil Producers (Assitol), Anna Cane, has highlighted that if 2014 was named "Annus Horribilis" (horrible year) for the production of Italian olive oil, 2018 runs the risk of being considered "Annus Terribilis" (terrible year) for the entire olive sector, according to the first campaign estimates, which reveal that the national production will not exceed 200,000 tons.
2018/14/12 - Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government's SilvaCarbon Program - allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere.
2018/13/12 - Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and the Scintillon Institute of the United States have designed a sensor that allows detecting falsifications in the containers of olive oil labeled as extra virgin or with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).
2018/12/12 - A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers insights from a cohort study of women in the U.S. who reported consuming a Mediterranean-type diet.