13 Feb

California: SBOlive to open packing plant in Santa Maria

Olive company to open packing plant in S.M. By Malia Spencer, Officials with the Santa Barbara Olive Co. were set to purchase a building and expand their company south to Oxnard – until they saw what Santa Maria had to offer. Now, the firm is looking to take possession of a building on Skyway Drive […]

12 Feb

Lodi couple hoping to put city on food map with extra virgin olive oil

By Scott Kaul Photo Whitney Ramirez, When connoisseurs think of Lodi, they of course think of fine wine. But George Cecchetti and Karen Chandler are hoping that with a small crop of Manzanilla olive trees in their front yard and the power of small-town word of mouth, Lodi will soon be known for yet another […]

12 Feb

Bay Flora Launches Neighborhood Olive Tree Program

Olive trees are recommended by many cities for street plantings. Bay Flora’s new neighborhood olive tree planting program supports neighborhoods in appropriate climates who want to plant olive trees along their streets. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2007 — Bay Flora, an online nursery that offers unusual edible plants and related items, is pleased to […]

08 Feb

90,000 wild olive trees grafted with European type since 2001

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Oil Development Board has grafted 90,000 wild olive trees with European type trees in Lower Dir district over the last five years, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Bossan told the National Assembly during question hour on Thursday. He said that the PODB had not established a separate project in the […]

07 Feb

New medical use for olive oil suggested

Spanish medical researchers say they have discovered a new potential benefit of olive oil for people suffering from peptic ulcer disease. The scientists say extra virgin olive oil — already providing an array of health benefits — might help prevent and treat Helicobacter pylori infections, which cause millions of cases of gastritis and peptic ulcer […]