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29 Oct 2020

Category: WORLD

BUSINESS

Anatolia’s oldest known olive oil press found in Antalya

The oldest olive oil press in Anatolia has been discovered in the ancient city of Lyrboton Kome in Antalya, but archaeologists have expressed special excitement at revelations that many of the olive oil facilities and the town itself was founded by a woman. “We are…

BUSINESS

Olive Oil, Cornerstone of the Ikarian Diet

Centenarians of Ikaria might not know the countless ways olive oil can improve their health, they just know it works. It could be a long time until you’ll see a bottle of Ikarian olive oil at your local store: Production is small and the locals…

BUSINESS

Olive Oil Prices Are Going Through the Roof

Hoarding oil of a new kind after terrible harvests in Italy, Spain and Greece. First came zucchini and eggplant shortages. Then Iceberg lettuce disappeared from European grocery shelves. Now erratic weather in Spain and Italy, the world’s biggest producers, is rippling through global olive oil…

BUSINESS

Could Drones Be the Next Big Thing for the Australian Olive Industry?

With legislation making drone ownership easier and more affordable, many farmers are could find a more effective means of crop monitoring and maintenance. In the increasingly unstable world of farming, everything from volatile weather conditions, to pests and disease, to rising operational costs pose a…

BUSINESS

In Puglia, Nearly Every Family Makes Its Own Olive Oil

A drive down the winding highways of Puglia, in the boot heel of Italy, passes through endless groves of olive trees. We zipped up and down the coast from one beautiful town to another, from Bari’s urban center to the rocky shores of Polignano a…

HEALTH

Is American Olive Oil About to Have Its Moment?

In 1976 the wine industry changed forever when a vintage from California was judged superior to its European counterparts. The same thing might be about to happen to olive oil. On a Sunday morning in Rome, a couple dozen locals gather in an orchard of…

NEWS

Are Olive Seeds the Next Superfood?

Spanish olive company Grupo Olayo is pioneering new uses for previously discarded olive byproducts by extracting seeds from olive pits using special optical sorting technology, for possible pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic applications. The company, based in Spain’s Jaèn region, was founded just five years ago…

PRODUCTION

An American’s Love Affair with Greek Olive Oil

How Lisa Radinovsky, a former English professor from Pennsylvania started a new life in Crete, dedicated to Greece’s liquid gold. I am obsessed with olives, olive trees, and olive oil. Ask my family and friends: during walks and drives, I am distracted by silver-green olive…