30 May

Transparent Oil

First printed in La Stampa, Adapted by Ronnie Richards, Spring is a time of year when new products and initiatives prompt us to also examine the health of the extravirgin olive oil sector. Rankings, competitions and industry publications help to create a picture of the situation. Considerable political, media and market attention is focused on […]

30 May

Olive oil origin rules just the start, Italy hopes

By Robin Pomeroy, ROME, May 30 (Reuters) – Italy, which is pushing the European Union to accept that olive oil bottles should state the true origin of their contents, hopes to extend the idea to other globally traded food products, its farm minister said. In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Paolo De Castro said […]

30 May

Spain reports 34 pct rise in olive oil output

Reporting by Julia Hayley, Edited by Bernard Halloran, Spain produced 34 percent more olive oil in the season just ended, or 1.11 million tonnes in total, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday. “That represents 8 percent more than the average for the last four seasons,” it said. Olive farmers also produced 500,000 tonnes of table […]

24 May

Scientists from the UGR are using olive stones to depollute industrial sewage water

A question arises whenever olive oil is obtained: what can we do with its agricultural residues, such as olive vegetable water, browse leaves, or the solid waste known as ‘alpeorujo’? By Antonio Marín Ruiz, A study carried out by Dr. Germán Tenorio Rivas, a member of the research group “Solids concentration and bioremediation” from the […]

18 May

First 340 indigenous Maltese olive trees planted

The first 340 indigenous Maltese olive trees produced following the launch of the Project for the Revival of the Maltese Olive (PRIMO) in January last year are being planted in various localities in the country. A batch of 50 indigenous Maltese olive trees of the Bidnija variety was planted yesterday by Bank of Valletta employees […]