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Australian star knows no boundaries

  Rob McGavin has led Boundary Bend to win over increasingly educated Australian consumers. With his company’s expansion to the world’s largest market, the odds of finding award-winning Cobram Estate olive oils at a store near you are getting better every day. Austral
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Software predicts when food suppliers cheat on ingredients

We have come to expect lies from celebrities, politicians, talking heads on TV. But our groceries? The idea is sad and scary — but true. Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil can be mostly canola. What you think is honey can be primarily high-fructose corn syrup. And pomegranate juice c
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Membership offer

Olives New Zealand has a special on membership given that the new financial year is underway – currently 25% off. There’s no better time to join for all the great membership benefits such as access to certification and use of the OliveMark quality guarantee. Details and documentation
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2016 AOA National EVOO & Table Olive Awards

The key dates have been announced for the Australian national EVOO and Table Olives Competition, so lock them in to your calendar. We’ll bring you updates in coming editions of Friday Olive Extracts as further details are announced. Key dates: Entries open 10 June and close on 2 Septe
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2016 ONZ EVOO Competition

The key dates have been announced for the 2016 Olives New Zealand EVOO Competition, so lock them into your diaries. We’ll bring you updates in coming editions of Friday Olive Extracts. Key dates: Entries open 15 August and close 16 September, ready for judging 3-5 October. Winners wil
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‘Domina’ contest debuts in Palermo

“Everyone fell in love with the newborn Domina International Olive Oil Contest,” said the president and panel leader Antonio G. Lauro. “Over 300 olive oil companies believed in us as well as the Sicilian academia, the professional tasters called to judge the olive oils and all the oli
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A ‘Keurig’ for olive oil

Following on the emergence of Keurig-like devices for everything from juices and soups to marijuana, an Italian startup has designed a counter-top appliance for pressing your own olive oil on the spot. The debate has already started … quality-wise, is this really a good idea? A ‘
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University of California praises medicinal qualities of Arcadian olive

Olive oil from the villages of mountainous Olympia, at the Peloponnese, comes from a special brand of olive known as Horaitiki and has a characteristic bitter taste. A study by the University of California found that the olive oil from the region has the highest portion of pharmaceuti
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ONZ 2016 Certification – submit your oil now

Olives New Zealand 2016 Certification is now open and all members should have received the appropriate documentation. This is also available on the website here. ONZ EO Gayle Sheridan is pleased to confirm that fees remain the same as last year. Also, ONZ will receive sufficient infor
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