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‘Nudo Adopt’, the original olive tree adoption program offers olive oil subscription service

Imagine owning a small piece of Italy and opening your door to a delivery of fresh, artisanal olive oil. Nudo Adopt is an online retailer that offers consumers around the world the opportunity to adopt an olive tree in one of seven olive groves in the Italian countryside and receive s
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Next Gen sequencing still not mature enough to use as standard botanical test method, experts argue

The hesitancy of the foodborne pathogen testing industry to adopt Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for DNA tests is a signal that the technology is immature and needs further refinement before it can become a standard tool, the authors of a recent paper argue.
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Tuscan olive oil gets NFC tags for authentication

Italian olive oil producers are turning to near-field communication (NFC) tags to allow customers to authenticate purchases.
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US olive oil imports on record-setting pace

The US imported 306,844 tons of olive oil during the first 11 months of the 2015/2016 harvest season and, for the first time, more of it was from Spain than Italy. U.S. Olive Oil Imports on Record-Setting Pace  
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Olive oil prices to soar as rain and insects devastate crop

Lovers of Italian cold-pressed olive oil face hefty price rises after this autumn’s harvest tumbled by more than 30 per cent thanks to rain and bugs.  
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Research report and overview on olive oil market, 2014-2020

Future-Market-Insights95Olive oil is high nutritive product extracted from the fresh olive fruits. Olive oil is the key component of Mediterranean diet, found in countries such as Spain, Greece and Italy. It is commercially manufactured by crushing or grinding olives and extracting oi
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We’re only at the starting line for polyphenols’ potential in sports nutrition, expert says

As more research continues to pile up on the effects of free radicals and inflammation on sports performance, the promise of polyphenols in this arena will only grow, said an expert.
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2016 Grove Census – have you completed yours?

New Zealand growers have a last chance to be involved in the 2016 Olives New Zealand Olive Grove Census, so if you haven’t filled yours out, get writing now! And if you need a census form, contact [email protected] This annual project, collating grove and cropping data, provides
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Focus Grove Field Days

The Northland Field Day is being held next Friday, 18 November at Olives on the Hill, Mangawhai. Olives NZ EO Gayle Sheridan said the 2016 Field Days have been extremely well attended around the country, with 20-30 at Nelson, Canterbury and Hawke’s Bay, and 50 registered for Wairarapa
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