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Jul. 19, 2022

A New Spectroscopy Method to Determine Bitterness and Pungency in Olive Oil

A new study shows that fluorescence excitation-emission matrices can be used to predict virgin olive oil organoleptic characteristics.

Jul. 18, 2022

2022 Wildfire Season Expected to Be Europe’s Worst

In the first six months of 2022, hectares burned by wildfires have nearly matched the damage in all of 2021, with the peak season yet to come.

Jul. 15, 2022

Olive Trees in Dalmatia Burn in Fire Caused by Traffic Accident

The fire burned 657 olive trees on the Dolina Maslina Estate. Fortunately, there were no fatalities but the driver was hospitalized.

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Jul. 13, 2022

Signs of Life from Millenary Olive Tree Burned in Sardinian Wildfires

Volunteers and researchers responsible for restoring the tree warn that more needs to be done to prevent future wildfires.

Jul. 11, 2022

Report: Mediterranean Agricultural Biodiversity at Risk

The Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2021 shows diversity is the key to MedDiet survival in a world increasingly dominated by monocultures and provides recommendations.

Jul. 5, 2022

Cengizhan Şimşek Claims Başpehlivan Title at 661st Kırkpınar

Twenty-six-year-old Cengizhan Şimşek defeated several former champions en route to his victory at the 661st edition of the world’s oldest sporting event.

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May. 26, 2022

Droughts Are More Frequent, Lasting Longer and Accelerating Water Shortages, U.N. Says

By 2030,700 million people will be at risk of displacement due to drought. Shifting to plant-based diets is among the solutions.

May. 25, 2022

Study: Decades of Heatwaves Have Gone Unreported

New research shows that many extreme events have not been investigated as researchers warn that such phenomena are becoming more frequent.

May. 25, 2022

World Olive Oil Competition Releases Final Results

The 2022 NYIOOC has completed its annual review of the world's best extra virgin olive oils.

May. 23, 2022

Global Olive Oil Production Expected to Slip to 2.9M Tons

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects olive oil consumption, exports, imports and ensign stocks to decrease as well.

May. 16, 2022

Scientists Calculate the Contribution of Air Travel to Climate Change

Global aviation accounts for 4 percent of human-induced global warming. A reduction in flights by 2.5 percent per year would halt aviation’s contribution to further warming.

May. 10, 2022

2,300-Year-Old Olive Oil Lamp Unearthed in the West Bank

The lamp was discovered by chance and in very good condition in an archeological excavation area at Mount Gerizim, near Nablus.

May. 9, 2022

NASA Climate Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig was among the very first researchers who investigated the connections between climate change and agricultural output.

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Feb. 18, 2022

Study: Climate Change Is Making Droughts More Frequent and Severe

Researchers are worried about the increasing phenomenon of co-occurring droughts, which are 10 times more likely now than in the previous century.

Feb. 16, 2022

Survey: 55 Percent of Consumers Prefer Sustainable Food Options

Consumers in developing countries showed the most rapid increase in sustainably made foods. Developed countries experienced more modest gains.

Feb. 11, 2022

Campaign Aims to Replant Olive Trees of Olympia

Thousands of olive tree saplings will be handed out to local farmers to replant in the charred olive groves of Ancient Olympia.

Feb. 8, 2022

Research on Olive Biodiversity Is Key to Tackling Climate Change

Identifying traits that allow olives to resist extreme weather events, volatile temperature changes and diseases will allow farmers to plant more resilient olive varieties in the future.

Jan. 25, 2022

Producers Express Alarm in Latest Olive Oil Times Survey

Producers say they face ever-growing hardships from the effects of a global pandemic, climate change, higher production costs, market instability and a persistent lack of consumer understanding about their products.

Jan. 19, 2022

Olive Council: Production Expected to Rebound in 2021/22 Crop Year

Olive oil production decreased by nearly eight percent in 2020/21 along with consumption. Both are expected to rebound during the current crop year.

Jan. 17, 2022

After Big Gains, Spanish Olive Oil Prices Begin Year Steady

Growing consumption outside of the Mediterranean basin coupled with a strong 2021 harvest in Spain and weaker harvests elsewhere saw prices rise €3.00 per liter.

Jan. 17, 2022

2021 Was Earth’s Fifth Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The annual average temperature in 2021 exceeded the modern average by 0.3 ºC, scientists at Europe’s Copernicus climate change service found.

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