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Change the olive oil tasting glass? Some see red

To conduct a sensory evaluation of an olive oil sample, an analyst will smell it, then taste it, but one should never consider the color of the oil, which has no bearing on its quality and should not be a factor when determining its organoleptic characteristics. Change the Olive Oil T
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Mislabelling dominates Food Fraud Network cases

Mislabelling composition dominated cases in the EU Food Fraud Network (FFN), according to the 2016 annual report.
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For Spain’s ‘La Olivilla,’ winning top award, restoring nature go hand in hand

Five years ago, a group of neighboring farmers in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain saw their 500-year old olive trees slowly dying. They took courses in organic farming and decided to work together to restore their groves, produce high-quality olive oil and establish a model of environmental
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Oldways: ‘It’s time we stopped tying ‘healthy’ to a formula of nutrients divorced from actual foods’

“If we were looking for an easy answer and widespread agreement on the definition of ‘healthy,’ we didn’t find it [at a public meeting last month],” observed the FDA in a blog post this week. So could it seriously consider banning the word from food labels altogether, as several comme
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2017 ONZ Certification opens next week

All ONZ grower members should now have received Certification documentation, with submissions open from 29 May onwards. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your oil wear the trusted OliveMark quality guarantee. Documentation is also available here , along with more information on ONZ C
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New Zealand yields down due to severe weather

New Zealand’s olive producers were forced to delay harvesting this season as lack of sun and torrential rain resulted in the fruit ripening late. As the harvesting season should have been underway, New Zealand was battered by storms and cyclones in the worst weather to hit the country
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Bumper olive crop tipped

Boundary Bend Olives says, depending on the weather, it should experience one of its best olive seasons this year. The company’s co-founder Rob McGavin says hopefully there won’t be too much rain during the harvest, which began about a month ago at its orchard at Boundary Bend.
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Colossus XL: Makes olive oil harvest a breeze

The first over-the-row olive harvester ever to work in Australia may have its roots in South America, but is now well and truly a unique, home-grown product. Mildura farm machinery manufacturer Leda Ag built its first Colossus XL 13 years ago. Leda Ag owner Henry Higgins says the comp
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SA growers: learn about irrigation efficiency … and save

River Murray Training and Tallemenco are offering courses on identifying potential energy savings in pumping and pump station design. The accredited courses are delivered by Tallemenco irrigation specialist Rob Welke via the convenience of an interactive online meeting room. Sessions
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