Friday 01 September 2017

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Today's Top Story
European Union plans to eradicate all plant life from the Spanish island of Majorca in a bid to combat the spread of a deadly bacteria were today branded “impossible” by angry locals.
Australia
Australian Ringneck (semitorquatus) parrot. Picture: Rod Smith/BirdLife WA.
Climate change, deforestation and the health and cycles of native tree species could be contributing factors to Australian Ringneck parrots being driven onto agricultural land across the Capes. Olive growers in particular this year have lamented the increased activity of the generally forest-dwelling parrots — colloquially known as 28s.
Coconut Oil has a whopping 120 calories per tablespoon. Source: supplied.
According to obesity expert Dr Nick Fuller, our constant dieting is making us fatter and fatter … Here are the top five foods people have to avoid to lose weight:
1. DITCH Coconut oil

And the ‘Pick’ to replace it with? You guessed it – olive oil.
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Food and Wine hosts taste Cobram Estate Olive Oil with CEO Rob McGavin.

Lots of great, user-friendly info – and myth busting – in this radio interview, which is a great promotion for Australian EVOO.
New Zealand
Entries for the 2017 NZ EVOO Awards close on 15 September, so it’s time to get your entries finalised. This year’s highly experienced judging panel includes two Italian specialists, along with experts from Australia, Lebanon and New Zealand.
Information packs for the NZ EVOO Awards and entry forms have been emailed to all members who have had oil certified, and are also available from the Olives New Zealand website here .
Events
Have you submitted your entry/ies for the inaugural Australian International Olive Awards(AIOA)? Australia’s first and only global olive competition, the AIOA replaces the AOA’s annual Australian National Olive Competition and now includes oil and table olive entries from both northern and southern hemisphere producers.

Competition will no doubt be tough, with strong interest already being shown for the new ‘international' standing of the competition, and entries are flooding in from Australia and around the globe.
The closing date for both oil and table olive entries is 8 September and winners will be announced at the 2017 AOA Conference Dinner on 10 October in Adelaide, South Australia.
Full information and entry are available on the competition website here here .

AOA member? Don’t forget the AOA are subsiding the entry cost as another benefit of your membership. Simply use the member discount code THANKYOUENTRY at the checkout to receive the discount price of $200/entry (normally $350). You can also attend the Awards Presentation Dinner for the members discount price of $100pp (normally $120) with the code THANKYOUDINNER.
Good luck to all entrants – and see you at the celebrations!
International
The universal appeal of cognitive health products is putting the market in a strong position.

This is great news for our industry, given the proven cognitive health benefits of EVOO.
Daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil improves cholesterol without the side effects associated with statins.
For the largest American olive oil producer, California Olive Ranch (COR), it’s all about growing: not olives, but market share.
Food and drink manufacturers have been warned to be more vigilant in guarding against foreign body contamination in production processes, while fears of glass in food products forced recalls from Asda and Lidl.
A rendering of the multi-functional structure including a mill by the architects Carlo Celleno and Antonio de Paolis
Tamia's Pietro Re conceived an ultramodern, multi-purpose and sustainable mill - and he's looking for backers.
Researchers have suggested that the addition of Nutrient Rich Food Indices to food labels could help consumers make healthier purchasing decisions.
The European Commission is "is intervening to defend the rights of the Spanish producers". (Lissma/Shutterstock]
The European Commission has said it will stand up for Spanish black olive producers if the United States slaps anti-dumping tariffs on the €65 million export trade, amid fears by EU farmers that tariffs on other products may follow.
What's On
 
2017

6 September – Entries close, Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere competition – Osaka, Japan www.solagrifood.com

8 September – Entries close, 2017 Australian International Olive Awards – Adelaide, SA www.internationaloliveawardsaustralia.com.au

8 September – Entries close, 2017 Fleurieu Food Olive Awards – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA pip@fleurieufood.com.au

9 September – Awards Presentation Dinner, 2017 Perth Royal Olives Show – Perth, WA www.oliveswa.com.au

11-14 September – Fine Food Australia 2017 – Sydney, Australia

15 September - Entries close, 2017 NZ EVOO Awards – Auckland, NZ

21-23 September - Oil China Expo 2017- 12th China international olive oil & Edible Oil Exhibition – Beijing, China

24 September - 2017 Shanghai international olive oil Tasting Meeting - Shanghai, China www.eoliveoil.com

26-28 September - Science Protecting Plant Health 2017 Conference – Brisbane, Qld www.sciplant2017.com.au

10 October - 2017 Australian International Olive Awards Presentation – Adelaide, SA www.internationaloliveawardsaustralia.com.au

10-11 October - AOA National Olive Industry Conference & Exhibition – Adelaide www.australianolives.com.au

14 October - NZ EVOO Awards Dinner – Wellington, NZ

15 October - ONZ Organoleptic Seminar – Wellington, NZ

17 November - Awards Presentation, Hunter Olive Show - Hunter Valley, NSW www.hunterolives.asn.au

2018
March - World Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Team Championship, Priego de Cordoba, Spain Simon@savantes.com

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