Daily Archives: June 27, 2014

  • A super extra virgin olive oil for California

    A continue discussing at Coi to lower the limits of some chemical parameters, the first of acidity. In Italy High Quality is still at stake. So the United States wants to launch a new commercial classification, and introducing new limits and parameters.

    In Europe stakeholders and experts looked the newly formed Commission of California Olive Oil as a propaganda tool, designed to not give any results in the short term.

    Instead, within weeks of taking office, this organism has already proposed to the California Department of Food & Agriculture a set of rules that would alter significantly the legislative framework.

    Especially in California, and therefore the United States, the legislation would place at the forefront of world olive, with a big blow to Europe and the Coi.

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    A continue discussing at Coi to lower the limits of some chemical parameters, the first of acidity. In Italy High Quality is still at stake. So the United States wants to launch a new commercial classification, and introducing new limits and parameters. In Europe stakeholders... 
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  • The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

    The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. The Museum’s objective is to highlight the ineffable relation of the olive with the identity of our country and, more generally, the Mediterranean basin. The olive and olive oil are presented here from different optical angles: the economy, nutrition and the olive’s uses, religious worship, art and technology.olive oil_Sparta What is on display? The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil offers you the opportunity to see the very first testimonies about the presence of the olive tree and the production of olive oil in Greece: •Rare fossilized olive leaves, 50,000-60,000 years old, from the island of Santorini, the oldest findings offering proof of the presence of the olive tree en Greece •Linear B Tablets of the 14th century BC (exact replicas), with the first written testimonies about the olive and olive oil. For each historical period you will discover the contribution of the olive and olive oil to the economy and to everyday life: nutrition, body care, but also now outdated uses, such as lighting. You will also see how the olive acquires a symbolic dimension in the mythology, religion, the manners and customs of the Greeks. Examples of ancient and contemporary art prove the place held by the olive in Art and how it was – and continues to be – a constant source of inspiration for Greek artists.greek olive oil history

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    The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil, in Sparta (Peloponnese), transports you to the culture, history and technology of the olive and olive oil production in the Greek realm, from prehistoric times to the early 20th century. The Museum’s objective is to highlight... 
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  • Spanish Government wants to promote the enormous potential of olive oil

    The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, said yesterday that the Government’s action in this term is to “promote the enormous potential of olive oil, a healthy product whose consumption can grow worldwide”.

    During the delivery of the Premio Alimentos de España al Mejor Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra of the 2013/142013/14 campaign, held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Madrid, Isabel García Tejerina explained that Spain is “the first country in the world in number of hectares devoted to olive growing (about 2,600,000), the country’s leading producer (with 41% of the world’s olive oil and 61% of the European Union) and exporter”.

    “This leadership has been confirmed in the current campaign, which breaks all records. At May 31st, production amounted to 1,772,900 tons, and exports to 707,800 tonnes, rising 41% and 44%, respectively, amongst the average of the last four seasons”, she said.

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    The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, said yesterday that the Government’s action in this term is to “promote the enormous potential of olive oil, a healthy product whose consumption can grow worldwide”. During the... 
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  • EVOO potential therapeutic effect in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    A research study conducted in mice affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative neuromuscular disease, shows that, after ingestion of an enriched with extra virgin olive oil diet, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, all of them show improvements in the engine and muscle behavior and increase their survival rate.

    This study is the core of the doctoral thesis “Alteration of autophagy and its modulation by a lipid-rich diet in a live mouse model of ALS”, held at the research group of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics (Lagenbio) in the University of Zaragoza.

    The thesis was defended last Friday by Dr. Sara Oliván and has been addressed by researchers Ana Cristina Calvo and Rosario Osta.

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    A research study conducted in mice affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative neuromuscular disease, shows that, after ingestion of an enriched with extra virgin olive oil diet, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, all of them show improvements in the engine... 
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