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Walking the paths of the Mediterranean Diet

The Cyprus Virtual Food Museum has called on anyone interested in the Mediterranean diet to take part in its field trips that promote the island’s gastronomy. The organisation’s mission is to record, study, preserve and present the culinary heritage of Cyprus, as well as its role in s
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SA Olive Honours Outstanding Industry Individuals

As part of its ongoing commitment to promote excellence the South African olive oil industry and recognise outstanding contributions by industry individuals, SA Olive has announced the recipients of its annual Mentorship Award and Olive Achiever of the Year. The winners received their
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Olive growing in China

According to official sources, the Olive tree (Olea europea) was introduced into China over 40 years ago. However, the crop only started to expand at the beginning of the millennium. The areas of greatest potential for the development of olive growing are Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan. C
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Olive Oil Production in China Reaches 5,000 Tons

Twenty-five mills in China managed to produce 5,000 tons of olive oil this year according to the International Olive Council citing official sources, a 75% increase over the previous season. Olive Oil Production in China Reaches 5,000 Tons
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Family tradition runs deep in olive grove

THE story of how the Bradica family started an olive grove in rural New South Wales extends over many years. In the Central European community Kris Bradica lived in as a child, there were thriving groves that had trees that were up to 2,000 years old, and it was a family tradition to
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South Texas olive growers expecting record numbers as harvest begins

The olive harvest has begun with South Texas growers expecting a record year due to favourable weather and more acreage coming into production. Crews at the Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard just south of San Antonio started their harvest over Labor Day weekend. Source San Antonio Biz Journals
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Good olive gone bad

Ministry of National Food Security and Research is reportedly sitting on a fact-finding inquiry conducted by a parliamentary panel against a “specific group” associated with Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) involved in massive bungling in olive promotion projec
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Turkish olive oil struggling to compete

Turkey’s olive oil exports declined substantially to 7,000 tonnes last season compared with as much as 92,000 in 2012/13, according to the country’s Olive Oil Exporters Union. Source: Agranet.com Read full article here.
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‘Tough guy’ farmers stand up to Italian mafia — and win

Imagine a tough guy who stands up to organised crime, and you probably think of a steely cop or a crusading prosecutor. But in the Calabria region of southern Italy, the tough guys who have neutralised the local mafia are not the sort you would expect. Daniele Pacicca rides a tractor
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