Archive for the 'North America' Category

12 Aug

California olive crop shrinks

The 2008 California olive crop forecast is 65,000 tons, down 49 percent from last year’s crop of 132,500 tons, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Bearing acreage is estimated at 31,000 for a yield of 2.1 tons per acre, less than half of last year’s yield […]

05 Aug

California: State Senate OKs new rules for olive oil grades

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would make California’s olive oil grades conform to international standards and require that bottles of the product be labeled accordingly. The move follows approval by the Assembly last month. “Olive oil is a rapidly growing industry in California, with volume projected to increase by 1,000% in […]

01 Aug

Californian Olive crop numbers droop

By Cecilia Parsons, This year’s “off year” table olive crop looks to be thin and scattered statewide. Olive growers and processors met in July to estimate the size of the 2008 California table olive crop. Members of the California Olive Committee concluded that processors could expect 65,000 tons this season. Adin Hester, president of the […]

20 Jul

Olive Oil-Derived Squalane Offers Eco-Friendly Relief For Sensitive Skin

Mediomega Nutrition, the North American leader in promoting the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, announced a breakthrough in skin rejuvenation with the release of its olive oil-derived squalane (pronounced skwal-on) formula — Mediomega(TM) Squalane. Squalane is a lipid component of the skin that declines with age and exposure to the sun and extreme weather. […]

10 Jul

California crop estimate at just 65,000 tons

By Julie R. Johnson, The Sevillano olive crop in California is doing poorly this year with little fruit on the tree, As olive growers in the state continue to struggle in an industry fraught with problems such as the olive fruit fly, foreign imports, and labor issues, it was unwelcome news to learn this year’s […]