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Thanatos Painter’s death offering

In Athens, in the second half of the 5th century BC, a standard offering to the dead was a vessel of olive oil left by the graveside. But these vessels were not all they seemed because they comprised a form of sly trickery. An intriguing bit of history with very modern parallels … val
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Victorian growers celebrate 2017 EVOOs at Fresh & Local

GSOGA (Goulburn Strathbogie Olive Growers) and Olives Victoria (the Australian Olive Association in Vic) are building a new event to showcase the best fresh olive oils from Victoria. Being held on 11 November at Abbotsford Convent, the event features all day activities, displays and o
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Olives WA talks All About Olives

Olives WA is holding an event all about olives, aimed to stimulate and educate on: growing, harvesting and preserving olives; tasting and producing olive oil and olive leaf tea; the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet; and the use of olive oil and table olives in meal preparatio
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Grants for farmers to improve soil, vegetation and biodiversity

The farm sector can now apply for grants of up to $4 million to implement innovative and sustainable land management practices as part of the Federal Government’s smart farm program. Eligible works include those that address the mutual challenges of productivity and sustainabili
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SA: tenders for NAIS water

SA Water is seeking project proposals from agribusinesses for 12 gigalitres of water a year from its wastewater treatment plant at Bolivar on the Northern Adelaide Plains. Round one tenders to access water under the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS) close on 15 November 2017.
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2018 Processing Practices Seminar

Olives New Zealand is seeking expressions of interest in a Processing Practices Seminar to be held in 2018. Sufficient numbers are needed prior to Christmas to enable planning to proceed. Register your interest with Gayle Sheridan via [email protected]
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Buy early or miss out: ONZ radio promotion

Olives NZ Executive Officer Gayle Sheridan gave a great interview to Radio NZ about the decreased 2017 harvest, promoting the public buy their favourite boutique oils sooner rather than later – great for both growers and consumers! Listen at the 2:06 mark here.
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The future of food: Europe focuses on circular economy solutions

19-Oct-2017 By Katy Askew European regulators and researchers are focusing on developing circular economy solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges: health and climate change. Interesting reading here.
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Insect can be effective predator of Meadow Spittlebug vector of Xylella

An entomologist found evidence that North American insect can be used to limit the presence of Meadows Spittlebugs vectors of the Xylella fastidiosa CoDiRO strain on olive trees.
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