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This next-level 100-percent organic olive oil line debuts

Northern California’s McEvoy Ranch is known for its certified-organic extra virgin olive oils—they’re award-winning, the olives are grown with sustainable practices, and the ranch counts organic grape vines (and wine), flowers, vegetable garden and orchards as part of its
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Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer’s, preserves memory, new study shows

Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Turkey removes controversial article in ‘olive law’

The Turkish parliament’s industry commission announced earlier this week that it had removed a highly controversial article which would have given the green light for olive groves to be ousted by industrial facilities if deemed to be in “public interest.”
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Against all odds: the first olive oil from Canada

George and Sheri Braun of The Olive Farm on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia have successfully produced the very first 100% Canadian extra virgin olive oil from their 2016 harvest. The journey has not been an easy one.
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FDA develops method to identify olive oil types

A paper submitted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the international scientific journal Food Additives & Contaminants is expected to offer a new methodology to discern the difference between extra virgin olive oil and refined olive oil, further safeguarding national fo
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Gold for Tunisia heralds start of new beginning

Karim Fitouri of Olivko says his Gold Award at NYIOOC marks the beginning of Tunisia’s transformation from a bulk producer for the export market to a country known for its high-quality olive oil.
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2017 Royal Adelaide Olive Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Royal Adelaide Olive Awards, with organisers preparing for another highly competitive event. Last year saw the 20th anniversary of the competition, marked by a change of name and a number of new classes. The changes saw a dramatic increase in entries
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Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere competition

Entries are now open for the fourth Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere competition, this year being held from 11-15 September in Osaka, Japan. Producers from Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are invited to enter. Winners will be highlig
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Science Protecting Plant Health conference

Registrations are now open for the Science Protecting Plant Health conference, being held in Brisbane from 26-28 September 2017. The program includes plenary and concurrent sessions on a wide range of topics, along with field trips and workshops by expert presenters on specific discip
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