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The extra virgin olive oil is also a cure for diabetes

An Italian study found that adding olive oil to foods reduces the glycemic index of meals, or wheelies post-prandial blood glucose, helping to protect against cardiovascular complications and microvascular diabetes

What happens to food and its microstructure when it is fried?

Researchers conducted a study using X-ray micro-computed tomography to gain 3-D images of the microstructure of fried potato disks after they had been fried for various lengths of time in order to better understand oil uptake and distribution in fried foods

The phenolic compounds of extra virgin olive oils during storage

Olive variety, maturity stage and extraction system influenced phenolic content. During storage, total phenolic compounds reduction did not exceed 31%. Initial phenolic content was the main factor correlated to their degradation rate

The genetic switch regulates satiety and body weight

New mechanism that regulates the effect of the satiety hormone leptin. The study identified the enzyme HDAC5 as key factor in our control of body weight and food intake and potential target against the Yoyo dieting effect

New sprayer technology reduces pesticide use

The new sprayer controls output to match targeted tree structures. The two-ton sprayer can treat either a single row, or two to six rows of trees at a time

Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

Breast cancer risk was 12%-19% lower among women who ate more dietary fiber in early adulthood. High intake of fiber during adolescence was also associated with 16% lower risk of overall breast cancer and 24% lower risk of breast cancer before menopause

Europe will import more duty-free olive oil to help Tunisia

To help strengthen Tunisia’s economy, hit not least by 2015 terrorist attacks, European Parliament backed emergency plans to allow an additional 70,000 tonnes of its virgin olive oil to be imported duty free in the EU, in 2016/17

Advanced biofuels set to play key role in developing countries

Advanced biofuels made from non-food biomass, also known second-generation biofuels, have become a commercial reality, according the report Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives

Better water management could halve the global food gap

Improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050 and buffer some of the harmful climate change effects on crop yields. Investing in crop water management could substantially reduce hunger while at the same time making up for population growth

Australian Government against Italian canned tomatoes

The Turnbull Government announced it was going to impose tariffs on two brands of imported Italian canned tomatoe.  Industry Minister Christopher Pyne declared a "win for Australian tomato growers and producers"

More bulk than packaged olive oil for US consumers

Over the last two decades, US imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil have increased almost two and a half times, rising from 125 000 t in 1993/94 to 311 000 t in 2014/15

Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

Between US$235 billion and US$577 billion worth of annual global food production relies on direct contributions by pollinators. 16 per cent of vertebrate pollinators are threatened with global extinction

California wine exports set record in 2015

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.61 billion in winery revenues in 2015, an all-time record and a 7.6% increase from 2014. Volume was up 4.1% from the previous year to 461 million liters or 51.2 million cases.

Agribusiness rules lag in agriculture dependent countries

The report finds that urbanized countries have on average smarter regulations in the topic areas measured by the report than countries where agriculture accounts for a larger role. Of the 40 countries surveyed, the urbanized economies of Colombia, Denmark, Greece, Poland and Spain perform above average on the measured areas

Spain, Italy and Portugal win Mario Solinas Quality Award

According to the competition rules released in September 2015, entries for this first edition were classified in one of the following sections on the basis of the median intensity of their fruitiness

Study predicts salt marshes will persist despite rising seas

The low-lying zone of salt-tolerant plants first and most impacted by rising waters—is where dynamic feedbacks operate most effectively to counter the increase in water levels

Slow food or tecno food?
Francesco Presti

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12 january 2018
Andria (Italy) 0,00%
Greece 0,53%
Picual (Spain) 0,53%
Refined olive oil 2,22%
Tunisia 1,74%
Pomance olive oil 0,00%

by Marcello Scoccia

Panel leader ONAOO


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