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Three Spanish chefs who are ambassadors of olive oil

Acclaimed Andalusian chefs are not just winning prizes by using extra virgin olive oils in their dishes. They’re showing other chefs and locals the power of the product, and they say it’s just the beginning. 3 Spanish Chefs Who Are Ambassadors of Olive Oil  
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Med diet linked to relief from depression

Just as the rich nutrition in the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) enhances physical health, so it boosts mental health. A small but striking Australian study links it to alleviating depression. Med Diet Linked to Relief from Depression  
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Gooramadda Olives will launch Frock – A Dress For A Salad range summer 2017

A north East olive producer is dishing up a fresh take on a popular drop. Gooramadda Olives will soon launch its Frock – A Dress For A Salad range. The shake-and-pour bottles of flavoured oils comprised Hot, Exotic, Little Black, Beach and Vintage. Co-owner Melanie Whyte said time-poo
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Provenance branding seen as key to protecting Australian olive oil exports

With counterfeiting and quality issues a constant problem for Australian food brands, some experts believe that provenance branding is the key to safeguarding quality. Provenance Branding Seen as Key to Protecting Australian Olive Oil Exports  
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Turkish olive oil producers increase exports to US

Turkey’s olive oil sector increased its U.S. exports to a $10 million limit, eleven times more than the previous limit, in the period between November 2016 and January 2017, and chose not to enter the EU market due to high customs tariffs.  
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We’re about to suffer a worldwide olive oil shortage

It might be the saddest quote you read today: “Olive oil is becoming a luxury.” This Sydney Morning Herald article also has a great little video featuring Boundary Bend’s Rob McGavin.  
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High prices, consumer confusion & store placement hold back organic from full sales potential

Sales of natural and organic products may be steadily increasing – and even outpacing that of the overall food industry – but three main barriers continue to hold them back from their full potential, suggest new research.
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South African olive farmers feel the heat as wildfires take their toll

South Africa’s olive industry is set to take a blow from recent wildfires that have plagued the Western Cape region, an area home to most of the country’s olive farms. South African Olive Farmers Feel the Heat as Wildfires Take Their Toll  
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Italy arrests 33 accused of olive oil fraud

An Italian operation led to the arrest of 33 believed to be a part of the Piromalli clan, an organisation that has allegedly infiltrated the olive oil trade in Italy and exported fake products to the US. Italy Arrests 33 Accused of Olive Oil Fraud  
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