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Farm prices will decrease in the next ten years

Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past decade. Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world, as incomes rise and urbanisation increases

Apple is a powerful aphrodisiac for young women

Instead than wine, chocolate or chili pepper Italian researchers discovered a regular daily apple intake can boost sexual pleasure in healthy women. The scientists surmised the higher satisfaction may be thanks to the compound phloridzin, present in apples, , stimulating blood flow to the vagina

Discrimination and identification of geographical origin virgin olive oil

The results of a Moroccan study provide promising perspectives for the use of a low-cost and rapid system for the verification of geographical origin of the olive oils based on their volatile profile

Good performance for South African wine exports

France, Italy and Spain were key drivers. Exports to Germany, the largest destination for South African bulk, grew by a quarter

How to manage in vine the green aroma in wines

Abiotic factors such as light and temperature at the bunch level, vine water status and various viticultural practices can influence the concentration of 3-isobutyl- 2-methoxypyrazin in the berry and the wine

The debate in the United States to increase consumer confidence about GMOs

Studies have found mandatory labeling laws will raise food costs for America’s families in the checkout aisle, impose unnecessary burdens on farmers and food producers and ultimately eliminate biotechnology from American agriculture

When the extra virgin olive oil acidity increases so much?

A countrywide survey elucidated major reasons for high acidity in olive oil. Geographic and environmental factors had no significant effect on oil acidity. High oil acidity evolved particularly from fungus-infected, fully ripened fruit

Acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer

Coffee, fried potato products, biscuits, crackers and crisp breads, soft bread and certain baby foods are important dietary sources of acrylamide

Olive fruit fly adult response to attract-and-kill bait stations

Olive fruit fly mortality was higher on bait stations than sprayed olive foliage. Attract-and-kill stations can reduce orchard sprays for olive fruit fly control

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage

Researchers found there was up to 90 percent less neuroinflammation and neuronal death in the brain cells exposed to alcohol plus DHA than in the cells exposed to alcohol alone

Compounds in dark chocolate can improve circulation and aid patients

Polyphenols could yield small benefit for people with PAD. The compounds found in cocoa and other foods may help people with peripheral artery disease walk a little longer and farther before pain sets in


Our body's internal biological clock influenced by diet

An internal biological or 'circadian' clock plays an important role in preferred sleep times, times of peak alertness, and the timing of certain physiological processe

Why so much commercial difficulties in the United States for extra virgin olive oil?

The good news that emerged during the Fancy Food Show is that there are increases in “non-traditional” areas for olive oil with non-whites, and those living in the Midwest and South

The link between dietary factors and osteoarthritis

Omega 3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish or fish oil supplements, are often touted as “healthy fat” given their heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory properties

Don't cook with olive oil!

A suggest that comes from a British research, readily taken up by the tabloids. Extra virgin only for salads and for cooking? "Fry as do the Chinese, with olive oil and water"

Antonio G. Lauro

Study reveals economic impact of El Niño

El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies - and not always for the worst - and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper from the University of Cambridge

3rd Armonia olive oil championship: A.NZ.SA returns

Olive Oil producers, Chefs, Food Bloggers and Foodies will work together to discover the very best Olive oils from the Southern Hemisphere & bring them together on the plate

New way to solve global ecological problems by using the technology gene drives

The idea is not new, but the Harvard-based researchers have now outlined a technically feasible way to build gene drives that potentially could spread almost any genomic change through populations of sexually reproducing species

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15 july 2014
Andria (Italy) 0,00%
Greece 0,00%
Picual (Spain) 0,78%
Refined olive oil 0,00%
Tunisia 0,00%
Pomance olive oil 0,00%

by Marcello Scoccia

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