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Weight loss news: this popular oil could be key to combating hunger

Weight loss often involves cutting calories, but what if it was all down to a molecule? New research has found a component in olive oil can help fight obesity.
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Whole Foods’ efforts to drop prices are culminating in a disappointing defeat

Whole Foods’ promise to lower prices has yielded disappointing results. Business Insider compared prices on 29 items at a Whole Foods store in Richmond, Virginia, to prices on those same items in November 2015. Most interesting is the info on EVOO – instead of a lower price, a 49% inc
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China’s expanding olive oil market stimulates global production

China is purchasing record amounts of olive oil and helping to stimulate global production, said a leading olive industry organization on Thursday. Chinese purchases of olive oil rose by 17% during the first seven months of the 2016-2017 crop year, according to the Madrid-based World
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A Japanese doctor who studied longevity – and lived to 105 – said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached. Read through to what he had for breakfast each day, and why …  
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Entries open for 2017 Australian International Olive Awards

Entries are now open for the inaugural Australian International Olive Awards, Australia’s first and only global olive competition. Replacing the Australian National Olive Competition, the AOA’s annual competition now includes oil and table olive entries from both northern and so
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2017 Olives New Zealand EVOO Awards

A reminder that the NZ EVOO Awards will open for entries on 14 August and will close on 15 September. This year’s highly experienced judging panel includes two Italian specialists – more information here. A condition of entry is that oils must have been certified via the Olives NZ Cer
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Opportunities in your state

All Aust/NZ: Free online learning platform Alison has just launched its Diploma in Innovation Management for Food and Beverage Manufacturing, aimed at those involved in the food industry or wanting to scale their food business. The course looks at: product portfolio, food values and d
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Climate change survey

A national online survey is being conducted by the CSIRO and the Department of the Environment and Energy, asking people with a long-term (>10 year) relationship with a piece of land to share observations about the features that have changed and those that haven’t. You need to be a
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AOA Membership Renewals – have you received yours?

It’s AOA Membership renewal time and EA Lisa Rowntree advises that all membership invoices have now been emailed out, so if you haven’t received yours yet, please let her know – email: [email protected] or ph: (0)8 8573 6545. As a financial member, you are doin
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