World News09/06/2014

The olive tree is the king of woody agricultural crops in Italy

For eight of the twelve species of woody crops agricultural observed, almost 80% of the total area is determined to be no more than four varieties. The exceptions are olive, peach and nectarine and apricot

di S. C.
Olive & Oil07/06/2014

A tsunami at IOC. The Turkey battle for the quality of olive oil

The new chair of the International Olive Oil Council is very active since the early days of his inauguration, including confrontations with the Executive Director Barjol and a proposal shock: the abolition of the category "olive oil"

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Health & Gastronomy07/06/2014

Infection in malaria-transmitting mosquito discovered

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Health & Gastronomy04/06/2014

Coffee consumption is not linked to digestive complaints

The 'mythbuster' highlights that there is no evidence to suggest that coffee consumption is associated with a range of digestive health issues, such as acid reflux, dyspepsia, IBS or constipation

di S. C.

Health & Gastronomy04/06/2014

Tuscany olive picking tour

“Harvest Italia” tour provides guests off-the-beaten track opportunity to explore Tuscany during fall harvest season; October 28 – November 4, 2014

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Olive & Oil31/05/2014

Amount and quality of olive pollen grains was significantly higher in the ‘off’ year with respect to the ‘on’ one

Pollen grains per anther were always negatively correlated with germination. Fluorescein diacetate and germination were significantly correlated. Differences were detected among the cultivars for pollen amount and viability

di R. T.
Olive & Oil31/05/2014

Olive oil in cosmetics? What story is this?

The advertising is pretending to forget even the Odyssey of Homer. the first archaeological evidence of cosmetics in ancient times was the discovery of vials that contained a mix of lead and olive oil in Egyptian tombs , dated around 5000 BC. The ancients knew a lot, realizing the countless dermal properties of the olive oil. Do you know that thing with the Graces sprinkled the body of Aphrodite ?

di Diana Malcangi, OpusFirst

Grapevine & Wine31/05/2014

How to preserve the freshness of a young wine?

The use of preparations of inactive yeast rich in glutathione may be a more sustainable alternative to preserving the aroma of young wines compared to sulfites

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World News30/05/2014

Some consumers confuse ‘local’ with ‘organic’ food

The organic-food industry has spent millions of dollars building brand awareness, only to see some consumers confuse “organic” food with “local” food products

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World News30/05/2014

Fake Italian wine: perfect anti-counterfeiting operation

The control activities, still in progress, concern in particular Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Liguria and have already led to the seizure of more than 30,000 bottles of wine labeled as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti DOCG and others

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World News29/05/2014

EXPO Milan 2015 and November nutrition conference to galvanize action on food security

Graziano da Silva pointed out that 840 million people were chronically hungry, and more than 160 million children suffered from stunted growth, while some 2 billion people globally experienced various forms of malnutrition

di S. C.
Health & Gastronomy29/05/2014

Smokers and passive smokers more likely to suffer hearing loss, study shows

Giving up or reducing smoking and avoiding passive exposure to tobacco smoke may reduce your risk of hearing loss, new research shows

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Olive & Oil29/05/2014

Extra virgin olive oil could protect from exposure to hexavalent chromium

Researchers recommend that regular consumption of this oil in the diet provides a constant supply of potential antioxidants that could reduce alterations

di R. T.
Olive & Oil26/05/2014

Stakeholders congregate in Croatia for the 43rd meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee

Representatives of stakeholders from every branch of the olive and olive oil sector – producers, processors, marketers and consumers – recently convened to discuss a slate of issues on the agenda at the 43rd meeting of the IOC Advisory Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives

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