Archive for the 'Europe | U.K' Category

17 Nov

Spanish Olive’s Industry could be hit by the desertification

Winemakers in Spain could soon find themselves scrambling for juicy red grapes. People may also find olives and cheese missing from their salad plates. The olive and grape farms that thrived in the balmy Mediterranean could become relics of the past with countries like Spain facing the prospect of desertification. Almost 35 per cent of […]

12 Nov

Pakistan on long road to olive farming

By Bronwyn Curran, In the dry hills of Pakistan’s violence-racked frontier with Afghanistan, an olive branch is being extended from Italy to tribesmen under fire from both US drones and Taliban fighters. Rome is in the early throes of an ambitious project to convert Pakistan’s barren wild olive groves into fruit-bearers, establish new olive plantations […]

12 Nov

Seymours of Norfolk Ltd and their infused Olive Oil

Seymours of Norfolk, the fine food importers, producer and distributor based in Norwich, UK, recently added a range of Greek olives to its ever-increasing range. Richard Seymour, owner, says “we literally drove to the Mediterranean in search of the best olives we could find. There are a lot of olive groves in the med, and […]

05 Nov

Grupo Hojiblanca, Spanish olive oil launched in India

Spain-based Grupo Hojiblanca today entered the Indian markets launching its olive oil brand in the country. The company has also tied-up with Future Group-promoted Food Bazaar for retaling the product. “The launch of Hojiblanca in the Indian market would intensify the competition among olive oil brands. Through our association with Food Bazaar, we endeavour to […]

30 Oct

Turning Waste Olive Stones Into Bioethanol

Olive stones (pits) could be the newest ethanol feedstock used in Spain and could give the olive processing industry an opportunity to turn the 4 million tons of olive stones it generates every year into a valuable asset. Researchers from the Universities of Jaén and Granada have now shown how this can be achieved in […]