Category: News

2021-22 Yield

It was a regular year. Looking at the five-years production average, E.U. olive oil production grew by 11 percent in the 2021/22 crop year. Spain was expected to contribute 66 percent of the yields with 1.49 million tons in the current season, followed by Italy with 15 percent (328,000 tons)...

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Don’t blame the Greeks for Covid-19

We Greeks did not cause the pandemic! We just lent the letters from our alphabet that christened Covid-19’s mutations; scientists preferred it to the Chinese characters of the seeming culprits. Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, kept students away from campus dining halls for nearly three years and stymied our efforts to...

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MEDITERRANEAN DIET ROUNDTABLE AT NOTRE DAME

After being derailed by the pandemic, the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) reconvened at the University  of Notre Dame this month to remind its audience of the healthful benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. (https://mdrproject.com/about-us/#team). The leading Dining Services from the University of Massachusetts and Yale showed how the menus they construct...

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A PANDEMIC HARVEST

Not much to say during a year lost to the pandemic restrictions and concerns. We had to put our Farmers Market business on hold; same with our bulk sales of EVOO to colleges and universities. But olives produced their oil, as they do every year. They were affected by the...

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COVID-19: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing college and university dinning services to look for ways to avoid contagious contact among students and staff. Procurement needs to be rethought and service redesigned. Producers are challenged to provide individual servings in large quantities. Quality, Sustenance and product Transparency could be compromised. Costs will...

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