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Militsa Olive Oil's early harvest Koronéikes olives, having had very little rainfall, makes this year's production quality very high. See the tiny green olives being sent to press.
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An overview of Militsa Olive Oil's olive harvest and Extra Virgin Olive Oil production in Messinia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn2n0a4So-U

Oil, oil all around, but not a drop to drink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsGzmtCd8I

(Skip to 7:15 for a naming and shaming, otherwise this is a tedious video!)

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Ever wondered how 'vegetable' oil is made?

https://youtu.be/omjWmLG0EAs

How rapeseeds become canola oil
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Not all olive oils are created equal, which helps to explain where the myth about cooking with oil comes from.
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Testing out this year's olive oil... as fresh as it gets.

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Preliminary production estimates from surveyed sources call for an average output of Greek olive oil with excellent quality.
oliveoiltimes.com

“Italy is also the world’s largest importer of olive oils,” Coldiretti declared, “that are often mixed with domestic ones to acquire, with the images on the label and under the cover of historical brands — even if transferred abroad — a semblance of Italian character to be exploited on domestic and foreign markets, a behavior that promotes fraud that must be fought with the strict application of law.”

http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/…/prosecutor-accuses-sev…/49603

The Prosecutor of Turin, Raffaele Guariniello, has launched an investigation into alleged commercial fraud by seven major Italian olive oil brands.
oliveoiltimes.com
Dozens of volunteers in the Athens suburb of Glyfada began harvesting olives from trees growing on public land to provide oil for local residents.
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Good news for the Greek olive oil industry! It is no surprise “that the olive oils produced in the region of Messinia have the same organoleptic and chemical characteristics as those produced in the area of Kalamata.”

Hopefully this development leads to a reduction of the practice of quality Greek olive oil being exported without identity, before being bottled and branded by other countries.

http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/…/kalamata-pdo-expands-m…/48388

The European Commission approved the extension of the Kalamata olive oil Protected Designation of Origin throughout the Regional Unit of Messinia.
oliveoiltimes.com

Latest Melbourne retailer: Militsa Certified Organic extra virgin olive oil is now available at Evergrin Organics, 499 Riversdale Rd Camberwell 3124. Their website will be up soon at www.evergrinorganics.com.au

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A contentious and humourous graphic illustration depicting the stages of Olive Oil Adulturation. http://www.nytimes.com/…/food-chains-extra-virgin-suicide.h…
To read about the stir this has caused, visit The Olive Oil Times: http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/…/times-piece-defamatory…/38364

The adulteration of Italian olive oil.
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Militsa Olive Oil updated their cover photo.
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We are glad to welcome another new retailer on Sydney rd - The Deli, Coburg (formerly Elli's Deli). Drop in for some Olive Oil (and many other wonderful mediterranean goodies).

Militsa Certified Organic extra virgin olive oil is now available at Organics by La Manna, 399 Sydney Rd Brunswick. http://organicsbylamanna.com/

Organic by La Manna
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Militsa Olive Oil's updated product range.

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Please forward this on, especially if you live in Pascoe Vale/Brunswick West/Essendon! Found this morning on Moreland Rd looking very disoriented. An older Chihuahua looking for it's home!