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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s Veronica Foods is supplying 30 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to thousands of Sochi athletes and journalists in a supply chain that stretches across the globe.

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More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A study found that people on the diet, which is rich in nuts and olive oil, had a lower risk of developing peripheral artery disease than people on a low-fat diet. The research helps build the case that a Mediterranean diet can help prevent a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.

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Bay Area Companies Win Big at the 2014 Good Food Awards

Bay Area Companies Win Big at the 2014 Good Food Awards

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bay Area food producers took home a stunning number of awards at the 2014 Good Food Awards. Kate Williams reports on this weekend’s ceremony and marketplace.

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For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both

For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both

| November 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new study finds that women who followed a Mediterranean style of eating in their 50s were about 40 percent more likely to reach the later decades without developing chronic diseases and memory or physical problems, compared to women who didn’t eat as well.

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To Get The Benefits of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

To Get The Benefits of Olive Oil, Fresh May Be Best

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Increasingly, high quality oils have a harvest date stamped on the label. Why? Olive oil goes rancid and loses many of the beneficial compounds in just a few months. If the oil stings the back of your throat, the beneficial compounds are there, experts say.

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Hey, Fellas, Olive Oil And Nuts Tied to Prostate Cancer Survival

Hey, Fellas, Olive Oil And Nuts Tied to Prostate Cancer Survival

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Replacing some dietary carbohydrates with vegetable fats may help keep prostate cancer from spreading. That’s the word from a study of more than 4,500 men that looked at the effects of dietary changes after their initial diagnosis.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

KQED’s Forum: Study Confirms Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

| February 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

A major new study, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides even more reasons to eat like an Italian, Spaniard or Greek. Among the findings: people on a Mediterranean diet had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared to people who followed a low-fat diet.

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Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines In Clinical Study

Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines In Clinical Study

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

People who stuck with diets rich in olive oil and nuts had about a 30 percent lower risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke, than people who followed a low-fat diet.

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5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Let food be your medicine. Chronic inflammation is linked to pain, disease and premature aging. But these five simple foods can help reduce your risk with each bite.

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Inside California Olive Ranch during Harvest

Inside California Olive Ranch during Harvest

| December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

California Olive Ranch produces 60% of the olive oil that is grown in California, and not only are they producing the genuine (delicious) article, they are doing it with integrity and efficiency. A look inside California Olive Ranch during harvest season.

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Mariangela’s Olive Oil Banana Bread Recipe

Mariangela’s Olive Oil Banana Bread Recipe

| March 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

This delicious banana bread (a.k.a. breakfast cake) is easy, fuss-free, and made with fruity olive oil and creamy yogurt.

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Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Moving northwards to find the best farmers’ market gifts in the North Bay, at the Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center markets.

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Baking with Olive Oil: Granola and Beyond

Baking with Olive Oil: Granola and Beyond

| August 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Perhaps you saw the famed New York Times Olive Oil Granola recipe last year. Or maybe you’ve been noticing more and more folks using olive oil in their baked goods lately (in bakeries and around the web). Well, here’s my version of Olive Oil Granola and a few web links for with inspiring ideas for baking with olive oil.

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