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Italian flavor for NZ EVOO Awards Dinner

The 2017 NZ EVOO Awards Dinner will be held at the James Cook Hotel, Wellington on Saturday, 14 October. To acknowledge this year’s Head Judge and Guest Judge, both from Italy, the meal will be an Italian family style dinner, with shared platters for entrée and main and individual des
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ONZ sensory assessment seminar

A seminar on “Sensory aspects of Extra Virgin Olive Oil assessment” will also be held as part of the ONZ EVOO Awards weekend. Run by this year’s two Italian guest judges, Dr Di Lecce and Dr Cerretani, the program will focus on “when the tasting reflects the quality” using 2017 N
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Last week for Hunter Olive Show entries

The 17 th edition of Hunter Olive Show is being held this year and is once again set to be a competitive event across all competition categories – oils, table olives, and tapenades. There’s just one more week until entries close on Friday, 6 October 2017, so if you haven’t submi
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Australian International Olive Awards – join the celebrations!

Judging of the Australian International Olive Awards (AIOA) is now complete, and excitement is building as we wait to find out who will take home the coveted Best of Show title in Australia’s first and only global olive competition. Be there as the winners are announced at the 2017 AI
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Counting down to the 2017 National Olive Industry Conference

Want great advice about managing your grove and increasing your output? How to process for best quality? Learn about the latest marketing trends and horticultural technology, and current olive levy R&D projects? All that and more are on the program for the 2017 National Olive Indu
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Fleurieu Peninsula field tour and lunch at Coriole Winery

A bus tour is being offered as an optional event on Thursday, 12 October, following the plenary session program. Organised by Olives SA in partnership with the AOA, the bus will depart Adelaide and will tour the Fleurieu Peninsula olive and wine growing region, visiting groves, oil pr
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The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

By Cheryl Marie Tay+, 14-Sep-2017 Demand for functional food and drink has shot up in APAC, particularly in China, where 80% of the population claims to want to make their diets more healthy. And four key health concerns are driving sales. Protection from pollution via foods high in a
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Turkish producers want to sell customs-free olive oil to EU

Turkey should be able to sell its olive oil to European Union markets in a customs-free manner, just like it can do for olives, rather than on inward-processing model, to give a boost to its exports, a leading sector player has said.
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IFOAM EU talks getting ‘organic on every table’

Katy Askew, 21-Sep-2017 Increased organic production would support the development of more sustainable food systems across Europe, IFOAM EU’s deputy director and policy manager Eric Gall tells FoodNavigator.
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