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Aussie plant biosecurity gets a $21M tech injection

Australia is on track to adopt some of the most sophisticated plant pest surveillance technologies in the world after Hort Innovation Australia secured a Federal Government grant and co-investor funding to deliver a $21M plant biosecurity push.
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Hort Innovation backs Churchill Fellowship program – apply now

As part of Hort Innovation’s Leadership Fund program, it has it has joined forces with the Churchill Trust to offer Fellowships to drive innovation and transformation within Australia’s horticulture industry. Churchill Fellowships have an average value of $26,000, and enable Australia
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Our agricultural workforce – today and into the future

ABARES has developed a labour survey to identify the amount and type of labour used on farms, as well as recruitment experiences and expectations of farmers when hiring in the years ahead. Read more here.
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Outback Queensland’s only olive grove sees sharp yield drop due to drought

There may be 15,000 kilometres separating Italy and Charleville, but it was a visit to the European country which inspired the outback Queensland’s only commercial olive operation. Karen and Bill McLennan purchased Sommariva, in 1993 — a 10,000-hectare property 38 kilometres eas
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Cobram Estate named Healthiest Olive Oil In The World

Cobram Estate (http://cobramestate.com) California Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil was named the World’s Healthiest Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the 2017 Health & Food Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards Competition in Málaga Costa Del Sol, Spain.  
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Co-op ridiculed over “meaningless” olive oil label

The Co-op has been mocked for a “meaningless” label on its bottles of own-brand olive oil, which has gone viral online. The label contains just 31 words but devotes 11 of them either to “oil” or “olive”. The resulting gibberish has been condemned by plain English campaigners and an im
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The Inter-Professional Table Olive Organization from Spain (INTERACEITUNA), the European Union and Michelin-Starred Chef José Andrés partner to deliver a tasty message to US consumers

The European Union, together with the Spanish Inter-Professional Table Olive Organization, INTERACEITUNA, and Michelin-starred chef and internationally-recognised culinary innovator, José Andrés, announced a new campaign to deliver a tasty message to US consumers – “A tasty mess
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Mediterranean diet ‘can almost halve risk of becoming obese’

A Mediterranean diet can almost halve your risk of becoming obese, a landmark study has found. The diet rich in vegetables, nuts, grains and olive oil slashes the likelihood of you getting too fat by 43%. Even without doing any more exercise, people can dramatically cut their risk of
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Olive oil producers from small Croatian island strike gold, together

Olive oil producers from the Croatian island of Šolta joined forces to submit a single entry to NYIOOC 2017, winning a Gold Award and placing its Šoltansko maslinovo ulje on the world stage. Olive Oil Producers from Small Croatian Island Strike Gold, Together  
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