News tagged with olive oil

Healthier and more sustainable olive oil

A team of researchers that includes UPM have confirmed that the benefits of virgin olive oil are partly due to minority compounds that can be increased with sustainable irrigation strategies.

dateSep 07, 2015 in Other
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How olive oil is processed

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean basin. Archeological evidence shows that olive oil was produced as early as 4000 BC. Besides food, olive oil was used historically for medicine, lamp fuel, soap, and skin care.

dateMay 15, 2015 in Other
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Olive tree disease in Italy alarms EU

Brussels called for "complete vigilance" Monday to stop the spread of a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in southern Italy, the European Union's second biggest producer of olive oil.

dateMar 23, 2015 in Ecology
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