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The influence of the multisensory environment on the wine drinking experience

These results demonstrate that the environment can exert a significant influence on the perception of wine, at least in a random sample of social drinkers. For example, the wine was perceived as fresher and less intense under green lighting and sour music, as compared to any of the other three environments

Italy and Pakistan together. Insights on a local and wild promising cultivar

The oils obtained from olives of the species Olea ferruginea showed a chemical composition similar to that typical of the oils obtained from Olea europaea, except for negligible amounts of erucic acid and brassicasterol and a small presence of linoleic acid, slightly more than 1%.


Tullia Gallina Toschi, Alessandra Bendini, Enrico Valli, Pervez Anwar

The olive oil production will stop to 2.560.000 tons

Bad harvest in Spain and great in Greece. Higher imports by Canada, the United States, Australia and Japan and lower import levels in China and Brazil

Researchers pinpoint mechanism for aroma formation in wine

The majority of wines are produced from around 20 different types of grape, all of which have their own typical aroma. This is due to the terpenes, a diverse category of chemical substances including cholesterol and estrogen

Effects of maternal dietary olive oil on diabetic embryopathy

The effects of an olive oil-supplemented diet in pregnant diabetic rats reduced resorption and malformation rates. Embryos and decidua are targets of olive oil benefits on maternal diabetes

Frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease have the same cause

Low levels of the naturally occurring protein progranulin exacerbate cellular and cognitive dysfunction, while raising levels can prevent abnormalities in an Alzheimer model

Healthy foods are three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods

Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012

How plants take care of their offspring?

Plants may not travel around as animals do, but they have evolved many strategies that allow them to cope and make the most of the environment they live in

Bianca Santini

How to purify olive mill wastewater?

Simultaneous removal of pollutant ions from model water simulating secondary treatment. Researchers used a combination of Dowex Marathon-C + Amberlite IRA-67 resins

The scent of excellence for Ascolana tenera extra virgin olive oil

The family Marcantoni decided to devote himself to the production of extra virgin less than ten years old but has already reached considerable heights, thanks to ingenuity and innovation

Indra Galbo

New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

Genetics have long been suspected of contributing to individual differences in response to coffee and caffeine. However, pinpointing the specific genetic variants has been challenging

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs

Agricultural energy consumption includes both direct and indirect energy consumption. Direct energy consumption includes the use of diesel, electricity, propane, natural gas, and renewable fuels for activities on the farm. Indirect energy consumption includes the use of fuel and feedstock (especially natural gas) in the manufacturing of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides

Energy drinks may pose danger to public health

Increased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health

Researchers teach us why you need a delicate extra virgin olive oil for mayonnaise

In recipes, often, it is not recommended to use only extra virgin olive oil for the mayonnaise. The use of olive oils significantly affected both droplet size and distribution. The changes in the properties could be related to the content of polyphenols of the oils

UCLA study points to resveratrol as key for acne treatment

Researchers found that resveratrol may weaken bacteria by causing their outer membranes to lose definition. The early lab findings demonstrated that resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide attack the acne bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes, in different ways

How to prepare a simple ice cream with extra virgin olive oil

Andrea Dolciotti, Restaurant Inopiain Rome, teach us how to prepare, without ice maker, a delicate ice cream with odors of lemongrass and extra virgin olive oil

Piero Palanti

A new way of identifying genes that are important for photosynthesis in maize and in rice

C4 crops including maize, sorghum, switchgrass and sugarcane are able to withstand drought, heat, nitrogen and carbon dioxide limitations better than C3 crops, such as rice, wheat, barley and oats, due to their ability to efficiently make use of carbon dioxide and water that make carbohydrates we eat and cell wall polysaccharides

The relationship between selenium and health outcomes

For lactating women, an additional selenium intake of 15 µg/day was estimated to cover the amount of selenium secreted in breast milk, and an AI of 85 µg/day was set

Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being

Dr Mujcic's study suggests eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day can improve mental health

Children and adults tend to choose high-calorie food

As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits.

In France, wine is part of its cultural heritage

Following in the footsteps of Uruguay or Argentina, which recognised wine as the "national drink", France is thus recognising special protection for wine and viticultural terroirs by integrating them into France's cultural, gastronomic and landscape heritage

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24 october 2014
Andria (Italy) 8,43%
Greece 6,45%
Picual (Spain) 0,69%
Refined olive oil -1,96%
Tunisia 1,89%
Pomance olive oil -2,03%

by Marcello Scoccia

Panel leader ONAOO


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