Olive Oil ‘Scam’ Video Tough to Watch but Do It Anyway

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May 022012
 

Ay yi yi! After looking at way too many olive and olive oil related You Tube videos last summer I developed a bit of an allergy to them. While this one is tough to watch, the outfit, the acting, the music, the red lipstick, watch it anyway. It has some interesting information. I will also include the link under the video to the You Tube site where there is an explanatory narrative and source references.

Direct link to “Olive oil labeled as ‘extra virgin’ Scam” video on You Tube.

May the sun shine through your branches.

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May 012012
 

Over the past year I have noticed a trend reported in newspapers in the British Isles – growing olive trees in England. I spent a lot of time in England in my teens and twenties and my memories are of cold, mist, damp, and more cold no matter the time of year. The memories and the current climate conditions are difficult to reconcile, but I think I am  finally managing.

Here are links to some articles I’ve read on the UK olive-growing phenomenon. It is fascinating to think of the opportunities.

Climate change brings tea, olives to UK
IOL’s Scitech

Climate change series: Focus on olives
Farming Futures

Couple become first growers to sell British olives commercially
Daily Mail Online

Olive
Raw Edible Plants

British olives anyone?
Countryfile

Olive
Royal Horticultural Society

May the sun shine through your branches.

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Now You Can Follow Olive Crazy

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Apr 202012
 

It’s like the saying goes, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes.” One of the things I do for a living is internet marketing. My personal websites are minimally search engine optimized, links are broken and slowly fixed, and if you wanted to add me to your favorite RSS feeds it wasn’t easy to do. My customers have no such problems, just me, ‘the cobbler’.

But now I have repaired some of the worst offenders on my Olive Crazy blog – yay! You can now follow Olive Crazy in one or more ways – by RSS feed through FeedBurner, at my LinkedIn profile, by Twitter, on Google+, or in my Facebook Olive Crazy Group.

I post all my articles at each location, but the interaction on each is different. I invite you to figure out which you like best. Of course, you can go straight to Olive Crazy and read to your olive-loving heart’s content.

So, look to the right of this article and pick your poison.

May the sun shine through your branches.

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Sacramento Valley Olive Day Educational Seminar on April 18

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Apr 092012
 

Now let’s go to the west coast of the United States for Sacramento Valley Olive Day. Below is the schedule for the Olive Day educational sessions. As you will see it is full of great information. I’m not sure if there is a registration fee, but as the Boy Scout motto says – be prepared.

The Sacramento Valley Olive Day will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1620 Solano St, Corning, CA 96021. The event is co-sponsored by Musco Family Olives, Bell Carter Olives, California Olive Ranch, West Coast Olive Products, and the Glenn County Agriculture Commissioner.

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Agriculture Commissioner Update – Doug Compton, Tehama County Agriculture Commissioners Office
8:20 a.m. Review of Olive Fly Situation at the Canners 2011
8:35 a.m. Olive Pest Management District Updates
8:55 a.m. Olive Fly Control Update – Bill Krueger, UCCE Farm Advisor, Glenn County
9:25 a.m. Mechanical Harvest Update – Louise Ferguson, UCCE Olive Specialist
9:55 a.m. Coffee break
10:15 a.m. Overview of Olive Diseases Including Olive Knot – Elizabeth Fichtner, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare County
10:45 a.m. Olive Root Physiology and Root Functions – Joe Connell, UCCE Farm Advisor, Butte County
11:15 a.m. Research Updates: Stem Water Potential, A Tool for Irrigation Scheduling and Monitoring and Mechanical Hedging of Oil Olives – Bill Krueger
11:45 a.m. California Olive Committee Activities – Alexander Ott, Executive Director, California Olive Committee
12:15 p.m. Lunch, courtesy of Musco Family Olives, Bell Carter Olives and California Olive Ranch

 


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Dec 112011
 

Every day I read lots of material about the olive, some from books and others from the internet. Each week I share with you the articles, recipes, research documents, and other information I find on the internet. Most of it is very interesting and some of it inspires me to write an article or two of my own. None of these links are in any way my opinion or are endorsed by me. I am sharing.

Olive Links of the Week

Edible gifts can satisfy every taste
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For those of you who buy gifts for people who love to eat.

Locally Sourced Jordanian Olive Oil Factory Tour at Terra Rossa
Jen Maan in Amman blog
Jen visits a Jordanian olive oil processing facility. She has lots of great photos.

Boost your ‘good fats’ to help fend off diabetes
MSNBC
More on MUFAs and diabetes.

Sovena USA First Ever Lab to be Certified by International Olive Council in United States
PR Newswire
Largest US olive oil importers gets their lab certified by the International Olive Council.

Namibia: Local Olive Oil Takes Market By Storm
All Africa
Swakop River Olives entrepreneurs Eddie Angula and Wim van der Plaas are growing trees along Namibia’s Swakop river. Of interest is that they grew them from seeds purchased from South Africa. I don’t often hear of olive trees grown from seed.

VN Dalmia Offers an Olive Oil Reality Check
Olive Oil Times
India is marketing olive pomace oil to the Indian marketplace. If that is what the market demands then that’s okay. The key is truth in advertising.

Olive oils can prevent infantile diseases
Teatro Naturale International
According to many physicians and scientists, such as the pediatrician and neonatologist Giuseppe Caramia, extra virgin olive oils are important ingredients of preventive medicine.

Attack on olive oil consumption in Denmark
Teatro Naturale International
Denmark has a problem with obesity and is instituting a 7.1 % tax on each liter of olive oil. Is this ignorance or maybe a powerful dairy lobby?

Canton business offers imported oils, vinegars, gourmet foods
Watertown Daily News
Josie’s Little Pizzeria and Josie’s Olive Oil Company are selling California olive oils in Canton, New York.

Slick accents welcome on Oenotri’s dinner plate
Napa Valley Register
Oenotri’s restaurant in Napa has fresh extra virgin olive oils on the menu.

New Olive Pilot Crop Insurance Program Approved for Selected Counties in California
Insurance News Net
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces a new a pilot insurance program for table and oil olives in 12 California counties, beginning with the 2012 crop year. The sales closing date is January 31, 2012.

China could be strong S.J. farm market
Recordnet.com
Chinese delegation visits Lodi, California. China’s burgeoning economy and rapidly expanding middle class hold great potential for sales of premium San Joaquin County products – including wine, cherries, tree nuts and olive oil.

Critical Information for Olive Oil Decision Makers
The Olive Oil Times
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in California’s Napa Valley will host a seminar on January 12th for industry professionals. They will receive the information needed to protect themselves and their customers by learning.what constitutes quality olive oil.

Banks squeeze oil industry
Weekly Times Now
Australian banks unwilling to make loans to olive oil producers. Dumping is to blame.

Olive oil producers feel price pain
Weekly Times Now
Lisa Rowntree of the Australian Olive Association weighs in on olive oil price wars.

Olive Oil’s Growers, Chemists, Cooks and Crooks
The New York Times Books section
A review of Tom Mueller’s olive oil industry expose, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Chosen Bites: A hearty dish!
The Jerusalem Post
Recipes for Sautéed Butternut Squash, Kale with Pasta and Mushrooms and Turkey Meatballs.

Dining Out review: Schnitz Ada Grill offers good value, good food
Mlive.com
A review of the Schnitz Ada Grill in downtown Ada, Michigan.

May the sun shine through your branches.

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