Labelling: new online public consultation on the website of Italian Ministry

SOURCE: MIPAAF – Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry announced last Friday an online public consultation between citizens on the labeling of food products. Consumers, manufacturers and operators will be able to express their point of view by answering a questionnaire with 11 questions on the importance of […]

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New steps forward on rules of origin worldwide

SOURCE: WTO – Rules of origin are the criteria needed to determine the national source of a product. Their importance is derived from the fact that duties and restrictions in several cases depend upon the source of imports but there is wide variation in the practice of governments. […]

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Bad year for Croatian olive oil

Poor crop for local olive growers in Croatia after the record production in 2013. The rainy summer and low temperatures, the anticipated harvest in Istria and Dalmatia and, most of all, the attacks of olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) caused a decrease in olive quantities, thus olive oil […]

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Olive oil boom of imports from Spain

ISMEA PRESS RELEASE – With a record production of 1.8 million tonnes in 2013/14, Spain is sweeping this year on international markets for olive oil on foreign trade for the first six months of this year (Ismea based on Istat data). Even Italy, the largest market in the […]

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Organic crops spread in Andalusia

SOURCE: AGROINFORMATION – The General Director for Quality, Agro-Food Industry and Organic Production of the Government of Andalusia, Ana Romero, stressed that the organic farming sector continues to consolidate in Andalusia, with 806,726 hectares of land devoted to these crops, representing 54% of Spain’s total, and 9,931 operators, […]

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$50 million from China to FAO

FAO PRESS RELEASE – China announced last 15th of October a $50 million donation to FAO to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. “Food for all is a fundamental human right, upon which […]

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Lessons in coffee culture at the University by illycaffè

From 23 to 25 October 2014, during TriestEspresso Expo, illycaffè Italian brand organizes further insights in the world of coffee in its centre of excellence, the University of Coffee, teaching subjects from very different fields. A technical approach is taken to understanding more about the factors that influence […]

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Business training opportunities for coffee managers

PRESS RELAEASE (ARIES) – How to develop successfully coffee business by improving sales network, optimizing the costs of logistics or exploiting the capacities of crowdfunding or the ones of lean roasting? TriestEspresso Expo fair will answer to all these needs with mini courses especially dedicated to coffee entrepeneurs […]

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Climate change: new global partnership at UN Climate Summit 2014

Worldwide attention on climate change at the UN Climate Summit in New York last 23 September. New actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced by government, business, finance and civil society leaders at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York. The initiatives for finance, farming, […]

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From Wyoming a success in water enhancement

Water conservation is one of the main issues for agriculture in the future. A new proof of it comes from Laramie County in Wyoming (USA) thanks to the efforts of the district conservationist James Pike with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) who constantly encouraged farmers and […]

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USA empowers people to make healthy eating choices

USDA‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement last 29 September with Virginia […]

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California introduces new olive oil quality standards

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved grading and labeling standards for California olive oil, taking effect from 26 September 26, in time for the upcoming olive harvest season. The standards were recommended by the recently-formed California Olive Oil Commission – brought into existence by olive […]

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