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Conventional, organic and biodynamic agricultural and oenological practices in grapeyards

The bio-active compounds present in food and beverages have a high potential influence on the future health of humans. No significant difference was shown among the samples coming from different agricultural and winemaking practices

The variables that influence supply and demand do not reveal significance in the case of olive oil

The aim of the study by Valentina Sabbatini is to estimate the equation of supply for olive oil in Italy

Mediterranean diets, with olive oil, improve blood flow

The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of just eight weeks. The study focused on healthy people over the age of 50. Participants were originally assessed over an eight-week period

Monitoring endogenous enzymes during olive fruit ripening and storage

Similar phenolic profiles of the oils extracted from fruits stored at 4 °C and fresh harvested ones were found. C6 volatile compounds increased during ripening while a decrease was noted in oils extracted from fruits stored at 20 °C

Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be financially attractive

Incorporating a grain legume in a two-year cropping rotation decreased greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production, according to a study by researchers from The University of Western Australia

Italy lost the leadership in olive oil market in Japan

For the first time, Spain stepped into the lead, accounting for 47% of the total tonnage. Next in line came Italy with 44% and Greece with 1%

Diet affects pesticide resistance in honey bees

Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers

In Calabria, born olive oil gel

During the initiative, Start Up Calabria was awarded the inventiveness of a group of ten chemical engineers. All women. The idea was brought forth at the Laboratory of Food Engineering, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering modeling systems engineering of the University of Calabria

Biofuels remain an important and growing sector for developing countries

The development of competitive second-generation biofuels, which are made from woody crops, agricultural residues or waste, will pose a number of challenges to developing countries

Low vitamin D levels increase mortality

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase mortality. The study included 96,000 Danes

Flexibility for EU countries to ban GMO crops

Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level

Global insecticides market is expected to grow to $16.7 billion by 2020

The Asia-Pacific regional market held over 44% of the total global insecticides' market in terms of value in the year 2013

Moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease

A new study confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease. But only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype

New model contract will help protect developing countries from harmful ‘land grabs’

Governments in the developing world now have a powerful new resource to help them negotiate contracts to reduce harmful effects of large-scale land investments

Effect of lipolytic activity of Candida adriatica, Candida diddensiae and Yamadazyma terventina on the acidity of extra-virgin olive oil

Some yeasts can damage the quality of the olive oil. The free fatty increased significantly in the inoculated-olive oil with high water content. The lipolytic activity of the yeasts in olive oil can by modulated by the polyphenols content

UC Davis student inventors take grand prize in international competition with olive oil sensor

Extra-virgin olive oil is flavorful and healthy, which could explain why sales of high-quality olive oil have tripled in America in the last two decades. But when you buy a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil, can you be sure the oil inside is, indeed, “extra virgin”?

Interesting facts about our favorite candy

These efforts to explain the science behind jelly beans, licorice, chocolate and other gooey delights are part of National Chemistry Week, Oct. 19-25, an annual event sponsored by the American Chemical Society

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21 november 2014
Andria (Italy) -15,49%
Greece -8,33%
Picual (Spain) 0,00%
Refined olive oil 1,79%
Tunisia 0,00%
Pomance olive oil 0,00%

by Marcello Scoccia

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