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Spanish olive harvest will be poor next Autumn due the severe drought

In the last weeks the prices of extra virgin and olive oil increased till 2,8 euro/kg in Spain and 4 euro/kg in Italy. The last drought season, in 2012/13, elevated US imported olive oil prices by 8%

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The University of Arizona helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant

The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as richer oil content and faster seed production. Other potential applications include modifying the quality of canola oil, making it more nutritious and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions

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Not all extra virgin olive oils have so much health effects

Phenol enriched virgin olive oil improves human endothelial function. The benefits associated with polyphenol-rich olive oil consumption on cardiovascular risk could be mediated through an in vivo nutrigenomic effect in humans

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Red wine flavonoids could help vascular health

Many epidemiological studies have now evaluated the relationship between alcohol intake and health outcomes. There is increasing evidence that a higher flavonoid intake is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in populations

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The revolutionary new process for extracting the wine must

An innovative procedure for pressing white grapes and extracting and clarifying the must. The Alfa Laval Foodtec Centrifuge reduces drastically the amount of fermentation residue produced compared to conventional processes, but the same system also extracts the wine

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Fertilization induces qualitative changes in the mineral composition of olive fruits

Foliar nutrient fertilization causes a decrease of total phenols and tocopherols. Qualitative changes also in phenols and carbohydrates profiles. The results elucidated an evident association between environmental concentrations of nutrients and chemical composition of olive fruits

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In Toledo to discuss markets, health benefits, culinary uses and quality standards of extra virgin olive oil

The next International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes programme will be held at Hotel Fontecruz Toledo, in Toledo, Spain on 24th-26th September 2014

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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

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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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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The interaction between plastic food packaging and olive oil

The science results showed a gradual loss of quality during storage, especially in plastic or glass bottles. What's the interaction of polypropylene and polylactide packaging with olive oil? How much olive oil was sorbed into the packaging material?

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Use of de-oiled pomace as a tool for weed control in olive orchards.

Five methods of weed control have been compared in a two-year experimental orchard at the Bari University

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Andalusia asks to be protected by Unesco

The Spaniards are hoping to celebrate the Unesco recognition in occasion of Expo2015. Meanwhile Deoleo open to U.S. requests: green light to a review of the commercial categories of olive oil

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