30 Apr

First Welsh olive grove planted on Anglesey

By Sally Williams, WALES’ first commercial olive grove has been planted in a bid to capitalise on the increasing effects of climate change. Anglesey cooking oil producer, Calon Lân, has planted 50 olive trees next to a vineyard on the northern coast of the island. The grove, believed to be the most northerly in Europe, […]

28 Apr

FDA Olive Recall Does Not Affect Greek Olives

An update of this post. From deTraci Regula, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced an olive recall as some olives produced in Italy are contaminated with botulism, a potentially deadly bacterium. The affected labels include cans, glass jars & pouches of Cerignola, Nocerella & Castelvetrano olives produced under the names Borrelli, Bonta di […]

26 Apr

Genosa, Aquanova team-up brings olive extract for healthy oils

By Stephen Daniells, Collaboration between Spanish R&D company Genosa and Germany’s Aquanova has produced a nanoscale olive extract with soluble in both water and fats, for use in healthy oils and supplements worldwide. “At this moment, there are no products containing high concentrations of [the antioxidant] hydroxytyrosol that can be used in lipophilic [oil-based] products,” […]

26 Apr

Vinolive 2007 To Begin On April 26th

4th Wine, Olive, Oliveoil and Alcoholic Beverages fair Vinolive 2007 organised by Izmir Fair Services Culture and Art Affairs Trade Inc.(IZFAS) will be held between April 26th and 29th in Izmir. According to a statement issued from IZFAS, 130 companies will attend the fair intended for the participation of professionals in the sector. The fair […]

25 Apr

EU project helps olive growers go green

Europe’s olive growers face two major challenges: on the one hand, they have to adhere to strict EU environmental legislation, but at the same time competition from overseas olive growers is pressurising them to keep their prices low. Now, thanks to the EU-funded NASOOP (Integrated Approach to Sustainable Olive Oil and Table Olive Production) project, […]