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Pressure mounts for European glyphosate ban

23-Oct-2017 By Katy Askew Calls to ban glyphosate are gaining steam in Europe ahead of a vote on whether to renew the controversial weed killer’s licence this week.
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Olive oil sauteed naan has Indian flavor

Last week’s Time magazine had an interesting article on how teams of experts at the world’s leading tech companies … are working feverishly to improve and humanize their respective “virtual butlers” – those voices from the cyber sphere that respond to your queries. There’s a major seg
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Industry reacts to Italy’s origin law

20-Oct-2017 By Niamh Michail All food and drink produced or packaged in Italy must give the name and address of the processing factory on pack, or face a heavy fine. We asked food manufacturers how it will affect them.
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Gov’t to increase olive oil imports

The (Israeli) government has announced that it will increase the amount of olive oil that can be imported without duty. Over the next three years, as much as 2,000 tons of olive oil will be imported without taxes or other fees. A new export market for Australian and NZ producers, perh
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Italian olive-growers denounce ‘Pontius Pilate’ EU plan

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has officially backed drastic measures adopted by the EU to combat a bacterial infection that is decimating Italy’s olive crop.
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Victorian grove survey – what do you need?

GSOGA and Olives Victoria are running a survey to learn more about the issues being faced by local growers – in particular around sales markets and pests and diseases. The simple five minute survey will help guide the money and effort spent on various initiatives to assist growe
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Slow ripening yields robust flavour for Village Olive Grove

Grindelwald’s good soil and climate were contributing factors to Village Olive Grove producing the state’s best olive oil. Recognised at the Australian International Olive Awards with a gold medal and trophy for best extra virgin olive oil in Tasmania, Village Olive Grove owners Allen
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Forbes grown olives winning prizes in Sydney Royal Fine Food Show

Lovers of fine food don’t have to go any further than Forbes to get the best olives. Locally grown and bottled Gibson’s Grove olives have again claimed honours at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, this year bringing home the title of Champion Olive. More great regional promotion of our
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Olive producer wins government backing

Boundary Bend Olives has been named one of 15 Victorian companies that will share in $29.96 million in financial assistance from the Federal Government. Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said a funding offer of $812,322 would allow the company to expand its range of products to i
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