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Mediterranean diet linked to increased brain volume, say scientists

The traditional Mediterranean diet of fruit and vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh.
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US olive oil imports are increasingly in bulk

Import trends suggest a dramatic change in the ways olive oil reaches American end users and the successful transition by Spain and others toward marketing their national brands to foreign buyers. U.S. Olive Oil Imports Are Increasingly in Bulk  
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Sustainability concerns will color consumers’ food selections in 2017

A growing awareness of the environmental impact of food production and a desire to shop sustainably will heavily influence how consumers plan, shop for and prepare meals in the coming year, predicts a leading food influencer and national retailer.
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FDA extends comment period on ‘healthy’ food labeling to April 26

The FDA has extended the comment period on the use of the term ‘healthy in food labelling from January 26 to April 26.
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Making olive oil in France the ancestral way

Millers in the rural town of Coudoux, France, are perpetuating the ancestral way of producing olive oil and are adamant about doing so in order to be able to offer a high-quality, traditional product. “Maturing” the fruit for four to five days breaks all our modern production rules bu
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Tunisian olive oil production down 55% in 2016/2017

Tunisia is expected to produce 100,000 tonnes of olive oil in the 2016/2017 season, more than 55% down on the national average of 180,000 tonnes, the Tunisian National Office for Olive Oil (ONH) said on Thursday.
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Competitions for the healthiest olive oils multiply in 2017

Last June, the Olympia Health and Nutrition Awards initiated a new trend in olive oil competitions: a focus on health benefits. In 2017, the Olympia Awards will continue, the Aristoleo Awards will expand, a new competition will debut in Malaga, Spain, and the London Competition will l
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Cooking school in Spain aims to promote EVOO usage and benefits

“We will spread out through the world the knowledge of the benefits of cooking with EVOO”, said José Antonio Amérigo, chairman and founder of The Extra Virgin Olive Oil International Cooking Academy (ICA) a culinary institution officially presented in Benalmadena (Málaga, Spain) at th
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Foodie theme park to open in Italy next fall

The world’s first gourmet theme park, “FICO Eataly World,” will open in Italy in September 2017. Eataly’s 20-acre Disneyland of Italian dining will sprawl across Bologna’s countryside aiming to attract six million Italian food lovers annually. Visitors to Eataly World will discover th
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