Archive for the 'Ecology | Environment' Category

22 Apr

Olive oil industry, production getting bigger by moment

By Reed Fujii, LODI – Olive oil production in California is a hot ticket. About 130 people joined in a two-day class offered Friday and Saturday in Lodi by the University of California, and others had to be turned away, said Dan Flynn, executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center. California olive oil production […]

22 Apr

Natural preservative from olives keeps fish fresh

By Stephen Daniells, Hydroxytyrosol, a natural polyphenol from olives, may extend the shelf-life of fish products to the same extent as synthetic preservatives, suggests new research. Fish is notoriously difficult to incorporate into formulations since the oil is highly susceptible to oxidation. The result is a fishy taste and smell which can be off-putting for […]

07 Apr

Florida: Marion couple looks forward to seeing olive crop come in

By Lora E. Ide, Beginning April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, and each Thursday thereafter, there will be a farmers’ market at On Top Of the World. To learn more, visit the Web site www.circlesquarecommons.com/ farmersmarket/index.html. After 12 years of growing the exotic trees, more often seen in California or in Mediterranean countries, the […]

27 Mar

India’s olive experiment take off in Rajasthan this week

Can India become a major producer and exporter of olive oil? 50,000 sapling of various varieties will be planted near Jaipur to find the Variety most suitable to India. By Siddhartha Sarma, The agriculture board of a desert state, a micro-irrigation firm, and an Israeli company think so. Later this week, 50,000 olive saplings of […]

16 Mar

Australia’s Heatwave shrivels olive crop

As South Australia endures the 15th day of its heatwave, Eyre Peninsula olive growers are battling in the lead up to next month’s harvest. At Lincoln Olive View Estate, production is expected to drop by as much as 10,000 tonnes, with some trees bearing just a few kilos of olives. Grower Kevin Burner says he […]