World News28/02/2015

Measures for the evaluation of high-quality extra virgin olive oils

Calls on the Commission to take measures to protect the producers of high-quality extra virgin olive oils from unfair market competition, while enhancing the EU’s olive sector

di Ivan Jakovčić
World News28/02/2015

US wine exports grow 1.6% in 2014

The Wine Institute believes 2015 will be a challenging year for US wines in the EU given the weakening of the euro at the back end of 2014, and the consequent re-adjustment of the market

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy28/02/2015

Risky diet for kidney disease patients

According to the researchers, the Kidney dysfunction can go on to hamper the organ’s power to eliminate the acid from the body, which results in a high acid condition known as metabolic acidosis

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy28/02/2015

Fertilizer use to surpass 200 million tonnes in 2018

FAO report projects 1.8 percent annual growth as capacity expands faster. Fertilizer use will vary widely by geography in coming years, with sub-Saharan Africa posting robust demand for nitrogen and potash, albeit from low current usage levels

di S. C.
World News28/02/2015

Spanish olive oil system near to the crack?

The Mfao futures market forced to become a financial instrument. Deoleo announces a loss of 74 million euro in 2014 due to sales below cost. Also decreased turnover, below the 800 million euro

di S. C.
Science News28/02/2015

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes

The researchers found that the plants grown with the nitrogen-exposed rhizobia produced 17 to 30 percent less biomass and significantly less chlorophyll than plants grown with rhizobia from the unfertilized plots

di S. C.

Science News28/02/2015

New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap growing organic markets

If you are an organic-crop producer in the Northeast, or a farmer interested in transitioning to organic, there is a new resource available to provide the research-based information you need to be successfu

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy28/02/2015

Oleocanthal in extra virgin olive oil rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death

Oleocanthal, a phenolic compound in extra virgin olive oil, induced both primary necrotic and apoptotic cell death via induction of lysosomal membrane permeabilization. Lysosomal membrane stabiltiy represents a novel approach to induce cancer-specific cell death

di T N
Science News28/02/2015

Climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

A recent study involving Kansas State University researchers finds that in the coming decades at least one-quarter of the world's wheat traded will be lost to extreme weather from climate change if no adaptive measures are taken

di T N

Health & Gastronomy28/02/2015

Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating

Unprocessed foods, with no added fat or refined carbohydrates like brown rice and salmon, were not associated with addictive-like eating behavior. Future research should examine whether addictive foods are capable of triggering changes in brain circuitry and behavior like drugs of abuse

di T N
Olive & Oil28/02/2015

How a systemic fungicide can fight against the olive leaf spot

When significant defoliation occurs, strong bloom fails to develop and crop production is substantially reduced. The most favorite formulations employed to fight against this disease are copper based product

di R. T.
Science News28/02/2015

Global organic market at 72 billion US dollars

A total of 43.1 million hectares were organic at the end of 2013, representing a growth of almost 6 million hectares compared to the previous survey. The countries with the largest share of organic agricultural land of their total farmland are the Falkland Islands, followed by Liechtenstein and Austria

di S. C.

Voices14/02/2015

Taste and appetite are linked

di Per Moller
World News14/02/2015

Olive oil business is growing every year in United States

Two decades ago, US olive oil imports accounted for almost 30% of the world total. Now, they account for more than 38%

di S. C.
Olive & Oil14/02/2015

Olive oil is our best ally against the cold, snow and frost. Here's how to use it

Winter has arrived with arrogance and is being felt, even on our skin. Face and hands are put to a severe test. The extra virgin olive oil can give lipids to the skin, to protect and nourish


Health & Gastronomy14/02/2015

The natural chemicals in wine grapes help metabolize fat

A scientific research suggests that consuming dark-colored grapes, whether eating them or drinking juice or wine, might help people better manage obesity and related metabolic disorders such as fatty liver

di R. T.
Health & Gastronomy12/02/2015

3D printing or bronze extrusion for pasta making: the best of innovation and tradition

Why is steel preferred in industrial plant? It is a question of costs. Processing with bronze takes much more time

di S. C.
Olive & Oil12/02/2015

A small-scale pyrolysis–biochar based system in symbiosis with an olive mill

Pyrolysis of agri-residues targeting biochar can fulfill the aim of closing the loop in agriculture and circular economy objectives

di R. T.