Contestants at Israel's Kibbutz Givat Brenner sent olive pits flying in a new fun competition. For the first time in Israel, contestants had a chance to break the world olive-pit spitting record (21.20 meters, or 96.5 feet). Israel´s first olive-pit spitting contest, organized in February under the auspices of [...]
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Coles and Woolworths are resisting pressure to comply with recommended labelling standards for extra virgin olive oil. The new guidelines were introduced this year to reduce the amount of refined oils being sold as 'premium' or 'extra light'. President of the Australian Olive Association, Paul Miller, says Aldi supermarkets are already using the [...]
Olive fruit fly larvae were found on fresh olives that a passenger from Lebanon was trying to carry into San Diego International Airport, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. Agriculture specialists working at the airport on Oct. 4 found several olive fruit fly larvae on almost nine pounds of fresh olives [...]
American food lovers have long taken for granted that only olive oils from the Mediterranean are worth buying preferably with an olive tree, an Italian flag and some words like “authentic cold pressed” on the bottle.