Archive for the 'Asia' Category

17 Sep

Byzantine farming book discovered

Kagoshima University has discovered a four-volume agricultural book that was printed in Leipzig, Germany, in the late 18th century. The 1,500-page opus–a copy of a 10th century Byzantine book–is written in Greek and Latin, and was found in the state-run university’s library storeroom in mid-July when librarians were inspecting old documents to create a database.

12 Sep

[Chine] Les experts réclament une réglementation du marché d’importation de l’huile d’olive

Les experts chinois appellent à de nouvelles réglementations sur les importations en Chine d’huile d’olive afin de protéger les droits des consommateurs et permettre au secteur de se développer d’une manière saine et ordonnée. Des étiquettes mensongères et des mauvaises dates d’expiration sont les principaux pièges pour les consommateurs chinois, selon les intervenants d’une conférence […]

11 Sep

[China] Experts call for regulating olive oil import market

Chinese experts called for new regulations on the country’s olive oil imports to protect customers’ rights and ensure that the sector develops in a sound and orderly manner. Misleading labels and false expiry dates are the main traps for Chinese customers, according to speakers at an olive oil conference sponsored jointly by the Beijing Consumers’ […]

03 Sep

Greek Olive Oil Beckons Koreans

By Kim Sue-young, The Greek Embassy in Korea hosted the “Greek Olive Oil and Food Festival” at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul last Monday. The event was to introduce Greek olive oil boasting a unique taste and quality to Koreans who are not familiar with the small oval fruit. The olive is one of […]

25 May

Of olives and oils

By Tee Shiao Eek FROM the proverbial olive branch grows a small green (sometimes black) fruit. The essence of this fruit is in the oil, a pungent liquid of light green-golden colour, with a reputation that spans generations and cultures. In ancient times, olive oil was revered as a gift of the gods, for people […]