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AOA Membership Renewals now due

The new financial year is now upon us – have you renewed your industry membership? The Australian Olive Association (AOA) is the Prescribed Industry Body (PIB) for the olive industry and as a financial member, you are doing your bit to support and empower the AOA to represent yo
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Enjoying your weekly Friday Olive Extracts?

We hope you’re all enjoying your weekly edition of Friday Olive Extracts (FOE), bringing all the latest industry news and events to your Inbox in an even more timely manner. THE place to share olive industry news and last-minute event reminders, the 2017 weekly format has been another
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20 Million Trees round three grants now open

The Australian Government is seeking applications from eligible individuals or groups interested in undertaking a tree planting project as part of the 20 Million Trees Program. Applications are invited for projects seeking funding of $20,000–$100,000 (GST exclusive) through the third
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Olive oil yield grows 30%

Despite a wet start to the season, Boundary Bend Olives has experienced one of its biggest yields this year, producing 13.2 million litres of olive oil. The company has orchards at Boundary Bend, Wemen and Boort and completed its olive harvest last weekend.
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$7 million on offer for SA Food Park relocation

The Northern Adelaide Food Park is forging ahead, with $7 million funding available to attract food and beverage processors, manufacturers, packaging and logistics businesses looking to locate at the new food manufacturing industry hub. Both existing businesses and international and i
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The best olive oil in the world comes from … Australia

Licorice and sharks come to mind when I think of Australia. Extra virgin olive oil, not so much – but, as I recently learned, it should. Australian olive oil has taken the international olive oil competition circuit by storm. It’s such good stuff that Larry Olmsted, author of Re
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What will make consumers today splurge? IRI’s survey says nutrition, eco-friendliness

Consumers today are relatively more frugal, according to the latest Consumer Connect survey by retail analytics company IRI. Significant is that between 39-48% said they would pay more for food with additional nutritional benefits such as antioxidants.
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Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.
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Choosing the right sunscreen for your skin

Sun protection is important all year round, but it is even more crucial during the summer. It is wise to choose the right sun block for your skin type as well as your age. Read through to the header “Other UV protective foods”: olive oil is first on the list!
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