English: http://bestoliveoil.ca/ancient-olympia-hosts-oleocanthal-society-conference-june-2-3/ Η OIS (Διεθνής Εταιρεία Ελαιοκανθάλης) οργανώνει το 3ο της διεθνές συνέδριο στις 2-3 Ιουνίου 2016 στην πόλη της Αρχαίας Ολυμπίας. Μερικά από τα λαμπρότερα μυαλά στην έρευνα του ελαιολάδου, στη διατροφή, τη γαστρονομία και τη δημοσιογραφία θα βρίσκονται εκεί για να παρουσιάσουν τις τελευταίες ανακαλύψεις και ειδήσεις. Το συνέδριο της OIS θα λάβει χώρα στην αίθουσα της Διεθνούς Ολυμπιακής Επιτροπής, που χωρά μόνο 450 άτομα, οπότε συνιστάται σε όλους να κάνουν κράτηση νωρίς για να εξασφαλίσουν θέσεις και δωμάτια ξενοδοχείου. Η είσοδος είναι ελεύθερη και με σειρά προτεραιότητας προσέλευσης, αλλά πρέπει να προεγγραφείτε για να συμμετάσχετε. Οι λεπτομέρειες εγγραφής βρίσκονται στο τέλος του άρθρου.
Ελληνικα http://bestoliveoil.ca/συνεδριο-ελαιοκανθαλης-στην-ολυμπια/ The OIS (Oleocanthal International Society) is holding its 3rd International conference on 2-3 June 2016 in the city of ancient Olympia. Some of the brightest minds in olive oil research, diet, gastronomy, and journalism will be there to present the latest discoveries and news. The OIS conference will take place in the International Olympic committee hall which holds only 450 people so everyone is advised to book early to ensure seats and hotel rooms. Entrance is free and is on a first come first serve basis but you must pre-register to participate. Registration details the end of this article.
Αριστολεο ® Βραβεία “Το Ελληνικό Θαύμα” κανόνες συμμετοχής
Αιτήσεις συμμέτοχής θα γίνονται δεκτές μέχρι στης 15 Μαΐου. Τα αποτελέσματα θα ανακοινωθούν στης 22 Μαΐου και η τελετή βράβευσης θα διοργανωθεί στην Αρχαία Ολυμπία στης 2 η 3 Ιουνίου.
Ο τόπος και η ημερομηνία της τελετής βράβευσης θα ανακοινωθεί εδώ:
Αιτήσεις συμμετοχής: έως 15 Μαΐου 2016
Ανακοίνωση αποτελεσμάτων 22 Μαΐου 2016
Τα Αριστολεο ® Βραβεία “Το Ελληνικό Θαύμα” έχουν δημιουργηθεί με σκοπό να ανακαλύψουμε, να βραβεύσουμε και να προωθήσουμε τα ελαιόλαδα που διαθέτουν υψηλές υγεία προστατευτικές ιδιότητες και δεν έχουν γευστικά ελαττώματα. Θα βραβεύσουμε επίσης και τα ελαιοτριβεία που παράγουν αυτά τα πραγματικά εξαιρετικά ελαιόλαδα. Continue reading Αριστολεο Βραβεια κανονες συμμετοχης
DEOLEO claims organoleptic analysis is unreliable. In a stunning turn of events DEOLEO the largest olive oil company in the world defended itself against charges of selling fraudulent and adulterated EVOO by charging that organoleptic analysis is subjective and non-repeatable.
The battle for the hearts and minds of the Greek olive oil culture is raging in modern Greece. The few Greek olive growers that are in a position to overcome the inherent problems of the Greek olive oil industry are succeeding. They use their own resources to update their operations, produce excellent high phenolic extra virgin olive oil, bottle and brand it themselves and sell directly to customers or retail outlets worldwide. The rest are left at the whim and fancy of the local olive oil barons who wish to Continue reading Greek Olive Growers Under Attack
A wise man once said in order to see your future you have to be able to remember your past. What is the future of Greek olive oil? If we look back in history the future is easily known and very bright indeed. Modern Greece inherited a wealth of unestimable value. The high phenolic olive tree. Is it any coincidence over 98% of olive trees in Greece carry within them the highest levels of phenolic compounds found in olive oil which are scientifically proven to have high medicinal value?
Do the modern Greek politicians recognize this fact? NO!
Do they care? NO!
Do they remember their history? NO!
In fact they are trying to bury it. Politicians in concert with EFET (Hellenic Food Safety Agency) along with a few misguided scientists who apparently claim that olive oil is not a medicine it is a food and simply a part of the mediterranean diet.
They have managed to thwart the implementation of the EU health claim regulation 432/2012 spanning 3 Greek governments. Imagine if these individuals and state agencies put the same effort in uplifitng the Hellenic spirit instead of burying it.
Olive oil was considered medicinal by our ancient Hellenic ancestors. They traded this most valuable olive oil across the mediterranean. All evidence points to the fact that Ancient Hellenic culture was the first to recognize the medicinal and nutritional value of olive oil. More specifically they recognized the early harvest olive oil as the most medicinal. It was only 3 years ago they were proven to be so right.
Early harvest olives contain more phenolic compounds than mature olives. This was proven in 2012 when Dr. Magiatis and his team of researchers at the University of Athens discovered the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) method of measuring individual phenolic compounds in olive oil.
Why is it the country which literally invented olive oil and raised it to new cultural and nutritional heights 2,500 years ago is now struggling to market its olive oil abroad? This is the Greek Olive OIl Farce. Why is it the people who chose to honor their greatest athletes with an olive leaf wreath on their heads in order to promote the health and strength aspect of olive oil consumption no longer wish to do so? The EU health claim implementation is still mired in red tape and under the inlfuence of special interest groups and their delaying tactics. Shame on EFET (Hellenic Food Safety Agency).
Why is it the people who were the most prolific traders of olive oil of all time can no longer market it themselves and they sell it instead in bulk to the Italians? Continue reading The Greek Olive Oil Farce
Crowdfunding campaign for Aristoleo™ Test Kit has Begun
Aristoleo™ test kit is a game changer for the olive oil industry. Now we have the ability to discover the best and most health promoting olive oils at the point of production. No more guessing or waiting days or weeks for lab results. Aristoleo needs your help. Donate today and be part of the change.
Aristoleo™ test kit is a new invention (patent pending) discovered by Dr. Magiatis and Dr. Melliou at the University of Athens; it is in fact a laboratory in a vial. It is the first and only handheld device in the world that can measure the health benefits and medicinal value of olive oil in minutes. Aristoleo test kit was recently named one of the top ten finalists for the annual Euro Bank innovation award here in Greece. Unfortunately the announcement of the winner has been postponed due to the economic crisis which led to the banks being closed in Greece recently. Continue reading Aristoleo™ Test Kit
The Oleocanthal International Society had its inaugural conference for two days in Zakynthos on May 30-31. Experts from USA, Spain and Greece in the fields of research, academia, gastronomy and media came together in order to increase their research efforts and collaboration on the health promoting aspects of phenolic compounds especially oleocanthal found in high phenolic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and olive products.
They Bring their collective experience and knowledge together for a common purpose. To increase research activity through collaboration, disseminate their findings through gastronomy and the media. through their own website and organizing special events, producing videos and podcasts. Their aim is to increase awareness of the health benefits of this amazing phenolic compound called Oleocanthal found in quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and health benefits derived from olive products.
The founding members were some of the leading figures in olive oil reseach and innovation.
Jose Antonio Amerigo the retired physician from Spain is the man credited with the idea of starting the Oleocanthal Intenational Society. His has an intense interest in ways to prevent disease through the proper use of olive products. He works tirelessly trying to bring together the present members in order to combine their efforts in this regard. Bridging the gap between research, academia, gastronomy and media.
Enthusiastically sponsored by Dimitris Therianos from Zakynthos island, producer of an exceptionally organic high phenolic EVOO; http://www.therianos.gr/our-products/
and Spyros Dafnis from Corfu producer of the unique raw EVOO that stays cloudy that never settles on the bottom of the bottle even after 2 years; The Governor http://thegovernor.gr/
Read the full article for oliveoiltimes.com here:
It took a long time to write this article. I agonized over the structure and feel of the story and sought out as many different points of view as I could. In these days of economic crisis and media bashing of the modern Greek spirit I discovered exactly the opposite. A renewed strength and resilience and willingness to make the most out of the least. An ability to expand their knowledge base under difficult circumstances in order to maximize their potential for success. This is their story. A story of a reawakening of the Hellenic spirit of competition and glory. The winner of the Olympics was not given a wreath made of an olive twig by accident; it was by design. This was the first instance of branding and marketing of high quality olive oil and olive products. They sailed the seas trading olive oil and wine across the Mediterranean sea and beyond. The modern day traders travel on planes, trains and buses but they carry their precious legacy with them and they strive to win and win big! There is no second place there is not enough resources for second chances. The time is now for the Hellenic spirit of competition to rise once again. We will not surrender, we will not submit, we will be victorious in taking our precious cargo to the gold olive leaf podium of global success. This is their message these are their stories:
“In conclusion, there is a positive consensus emerging following the NYIOOC, on the value of submitting Greek olive oil brands to organoleptic competitions along with collaborative marketing campaigns. Despite the bleak economic outlook for Greece these days, the future looks bright for those who are prepared to strive for quality. All indicators are pointing to a reawakened competitive spirit in Greece under the canopy of their ancient cultural identity; the olive tree.”