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Extraction of oil from uncrushed olives using supercritical fluid extraction method

Olive oil can be extracted from olives without crushing thus saving energy. A yield of approximately 12% was obtained using low pressure supercritical fluid extraction process.

World wine production has returned to an average level in 2014

Global wine production, excluding juice and musts, is likely to reach 271 million hectolitres, a decrease of 6% compared with 2013. France has once again become the biggest producer in the world, ahead of Italy, which saw a poor harvest

Italy on fourth place on the podium of world olive oil production

Greece, Tunisia and Turkey. Looking ahead a few years confirms that these three countries will be aggressive competitors for Italian olive oil

Dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults

Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline. Most methods of processing cocoa remove many of the flavanols found in the raw plant.

Olive oil more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food

Researchers from Tunisia note that different oils have a range of physical, chemical and nutritional properties that can degrade oil quality when heated. Some of these changes can lead to the formation of new compounds that are potentially toxic

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

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

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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

Does it help conservation to put a price on nature?

Assigning an economic value to the benefits which nature provides might not always promote the conservation of biodiversity, and in some cases may lead to species loss and conflict, argues a University of Cambridge researcher

Pterostilbene, a molecule similar to resveratrol, as a potential treatment for obesity

Pterostilbene is a phenolic compound in the same family as resveratrol and is present in small amounts in a large variety of foods and beverages like blueberries or red wine

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant therapy with olive oil is beneficial in minimizing injury in burn patients

Olive oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components. An oral diet provided with olive oil in patients with burn may accelerate wound healing and decrease the duration of hospitalization.

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

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

Olive oil production in Andalusia drop of 56%

The Department of Agriculture estimates that the province of Jaen bad harvest will lose € 4 million in wages. No alarm for Infaoliva:  extra virgin stocks will be sufficient for the market

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

Engineered strains of E. coli could improve the production of biogasoline

Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers combine systems biology with genetic engineering to improve production of isopentenol in E.Coli

Compound in chili pepper slows lung cancer tumor growth

New laboratory research shows capsaicin decrease growth of an aggressive form of lung cancer. The study was one of over 100 posters presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Annual Research Conference.

New discovery on pest fruit flies

Research findings should reduce trade barriers and boost pest control measures. The international collaborative effort, involving close to 50 researchers from 20 countries, began in 2009 and was coordinated by FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency

From ill-fed to well-fed
Maurizio Pescari

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31 october 2014
Andria (Italy) 6,67%
Greece -3,03%
Picual (Spain) 0,00%
Refined olive oil 6,00%
Tunisia 0,00%
Pomance olive oil 0,00%

by Marcello Scoccia

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