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The Australian National EVOO & Table Olive Competition

The Australian National EVOO Committee was assembled earlier this year to look at how the National Competition could be improved. The Committee provided a number of suggestions to the AOA Board, many of which, were approved. The AOA Board would like to thank all our wonderful judges w
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Innovations, discoveries and breakthroughs in ancient Olympia

The Oleocanthal International Society (OIS) recently gathered researchers and olive oil producers at the Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Greece for the OIS’s third conference and the first Olympia Health & Nutrition Awards. Over 400 participants exchanged information about bre
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Farmer produces EVOO from rescued and newly discovered olive varieties

La Zadruga is a farm on the west bank of Lake Garda which produces high-quality EVOO from rare, rescued and newly discovered varieties. Farmer Produces EVOO from Rescued and Newly Discovered Olive Varieties  
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Some view EU olive oil decree as ‘last straw’ in Brexit vote

When British citizens cast their historic vote tomorrow to stay in Europe or leave the Union, many will be thinking about overreaching mandates like the ban on cruets in restaurants. Some View EU Olive Oil Decree as ‘Last Straw’ in Brexit Vote  
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NIR testing for polyphenols

Olives New Zealand EO Gayle Sheridan has reported that the NZ Oil Testing Service has been working hard to improve the NIR calibration for polyphenols, following issues identified earlier this year. As a result, they are once again able to offer polyphenol content by NIR and this will
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Holidaymakers warned not to bring back olive trees from Italy

Thousands of olive trees have been destroyed. Photo: Depositphotos.com Thousands of olive trees have been destroyed. Photo: Depositphotos.com Dutch farmers’ association LTO is warning holidaymakers not to bring home olive tree cuttings if they spend time in Italy and France this summe
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Italy fury as EU gets OK to order felling of ancient olive trees

The EU’s top court ruled Thursday the European Commission can order member states to cut down healthy olive trees to stem the spread of damaging bacteria after Italian authorities halted a controversial felling program in December.
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Role of olive oil in reducing oxidative stress

Extra virgin olive oil is a readily available antioxidant food source that helps reduce the effects of oxidative stress and therefore reduces the risk and progression of many diseases. Role of Olive Oil in Reducing Oxidative Stress  
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Greytown waste water system ‘failing to cope’ with bumper Wairarapa olive harvest

Wairarapa olive growers are worried waste water restrictions at the region’s largest olive press could nibble into their profits from this year’s bumper harvest. The Olive Press, one of the country’s biggest, moved last year from Masterton to new, purpose-built premi
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