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Marketplace for world’s best extra virgin olive oils nears launch

The Best Olive Oils Marketplace, an online e-commerce platform featuring the winners of the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), is set to launch in just a few days. Marketplace for World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils Nears Launch
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EVOO-based ingredient makes desserts healthier

An Italian startup is working to make sweets a little healthier. They have created a unique olive oil-based product, called Cremoli. “It’s a real raw material dedicated to industrial and artisan confectionery and bakery, both for sweet and savory snacks, biscuits, cakes and ice-cream,
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New phenolic compounds found in EVOO

New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties. http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/olive-oil-varieties/new-phenolic-compounds-found-in-evoo/51475
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Italy crowns pruning champ

The 14th national championship of olive tree pruning was held at an experimental farm in Montopoli di Sabina (Latium). Sixty participants, selected through regional competitions competed, with saws and pole pruners, trimmed three plants, each within 30 minutes. http://www.oliveoiltime
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Proposed olive oil testing would look for unpure or mislabeled products

Amid growing questions about the alleged mislabeling of olive oil, a congressional committee is asking the US Food and Drug Administration to test imports to look for unpure or misbranded products.
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Olive Center’s sensory course set for June

Held at the Robert Mondavi Silverado Sensory Theater, the course is open to professionals and others interested in a more thorough understanding of how to evaluate olive oil. Olive Center’s Sensory Course Set for June
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Istrian EVOO awaits PDO status at EU level  

After receiving national Protected Designation of Origin status in 2015, extra virgin olive oil from the peninsular region of Istria in Croatia awaits the same recognition at the EU level. Istrian EVOO Awaits PDO Status at EU Level
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Trade deal would remove tariff imbalance for US olive oil producers

As American olive oil producers continue efforts to expand the market for their products, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would provide significant relief to exporters. Trade Deal Would Remove Tariff Imbalance for U.S. Olive Oil Producers
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Nutritional genomics and the role of the Mediterranean diet in cardiovascular disease

Early research in nutritional genomics shows the Mediterranean diet and consumption of olive oil fosters positive molecular changes in the body. Nutritional Genomics and the Role of the Mediterranean Diet in Cardiovascular Disease
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