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US olive oil industry conducts survey

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[...] statistics about the industry will be available by the end of the third quarter of 2010, when COOC issues the results of a survey funded by the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program of the Foreign Agricultural Services branch of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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        has been nominated for pollution prevention recognition by the US
        Environmental Protection Agency, a company spokesperson said.
             When asked if his company had any new products to announce,
        William Gambel of Caravan Ingredients instead talked about his
        company’s first year as an exhibitor at the AOCS Annual Meeting
        & Expo.
             “I am very impressed with the level of scientific talent that
        attends this meeting,” he said.
             We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.


        uS olive oil industry conducts
        survey
        “The US olive oil industry is undergoing expansion on an impressive
        scale,” according to the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).
             How impressive? COOC estimates that an additional 5,000
        acres of olive trees will be planted each year from 2010 through
        2030. Further statistics about the industry will be available by the
        end of the third quarter of 2010, when COOC issues the results of       Local artist, Gary Kelley (left), and NABL director, Lou Honary (right),
        a survey funded by the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops         unveil an original painting commissioned for the new National Ag-
        program of the Foreign Agricultural Services branch of the US           Based Lubricants Center during the grand opening ceremony at
        Department of Agriculture (USDA).                                       TechWorks, Friday, May 14, 2010, in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. NABL
             A total of 100 olive oil samples were collected from all produc-   is the first tenant to set up shop in two six-story buildings, formerly
        ing areas within the United States as well as the Mexicali region of    owned by John Deere. The Center’s new address is 360 Westfield
        Mexico, COOC reports. The aim is to have a better understanding         Ave., Tech 1, Waterloo, IA 50701. Courtesy of Molly Wade, Univer-
        of the profile of olive oil produced in North America.                  sity of Northern Iowa.




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             The project included the use of four            Victor Raboy, a crop geneticist at the
        laboratories: AgbioLab, the USDA-Agri-          US Department of Agriculture, commented:
        cultural Marketing Services lab in Blakely,     “Understanding this unique aspect of inositol
        Georgia; SGS Labs in Louisiana and the          phosphate chemis
								
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