Year 12 | 01 April 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


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%

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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”?

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

Graziano Alderighi

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

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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

R. T.

The University of Pisa patented new method of extracting extra virgin olive oil

The advantages of the innovative technique are many: a higher yield, improved nutritional quality of the oil and a greater resistance to oxidative processes

S. C.

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

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