Archive for the 'Europe | U.K' Category

03 Oct

New test to detect color adulteration of green olives

Researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) have proposed a new procedure for the detection of illegal color additives in green olives.   Writing in the academic journal LWT – Food Science and Technology, the Spanish researchers noted that because certain processing techniques alter the color of olives, certain manufacturers add a food […]

15 Jul

Greek island takes olive tree census

Scientists are trying to catalogue hundreds of olive trees, some more than 1,000 years old, on the Greek island of Crete in a bid to save them from abandonment amid falling olive prices, an agronomy institute said on Wednesday. Olives have for centuries been a Cretan staple and a major source of income but falling […]

04 Jun

Scientists Use Olive Industry Waste to eliminate heavy metals from sewage

The waste obtained from olive during the oil extraction process can be used to eliminate heavy metals from sewage or waste waters of productive activities. Olive pits, pomace and remains (from olive tree pruning) present an outstanding capacity to retain the lead present in this water, which confirms their capacity as biosorbents for their application […]

03 Jun

Spanish & Italian Olive Oil fraud’s adulteration

By Andrew Weil, Q: I understand that a magazine reported that a lot of the olive oil from Italy is adulterated with lesser oils and described ongoing fraud in the olive oil business. Do you have any information about this? A: I have read the article you mention, it reports that fraud remains a major […]

30 May

No recession for Olive Oil in UK

Britons with a taste for Mediterranean-style cooking are spending record amounts on olive oil. Sales have topped £150million a year for the first time. That is double the amount sold eight years ago and significantly more than the £90million spent on vegetable oil. Growing evidence of the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet is behind […]