Olive trees have become a part of Puglia's identity through its long and colorful history. Despite the environmental challenges the region faces today, if we look back, we see glimmers hope. Nature is always healing itself and regenerating.
Olive oil has proven to be one of the healthiest fats that one can consume in a balanced diet. But not all oils are made equal.
From the time humans started farming, combating invasive weeds and insects has been a vital chore to producing a good yield. Pesticides are used abundantly in developed countries. What are their effects on your health?
There have been hundreds of studies that prove that consuming a Mediterranean diet has many health benefits. The diet has shown to improve heart health, cognitive ability, aging, and weight loss. It's also proved to help reduce the risk of some major illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimers and cardiovascular diseases.
The Xylella Fastidiosa Bacteria is believed to have originated in the Americas. Today the Xylella Fastidiosa Bacteria's presence has been confirmed in 16 countries worldwide.
Chiome is a creative project developed in Puglia that comments on our human connection with the land. Proceeds from the events and design book will go toward combating desertification.
Olives are packed with nutrients. They have been consumed by humans for thousands of years and are a vital component in the Mediterranean diet.
Local newspaper, Quotidiano di Puglia discusses OTP's vision for the future to meet demands despite current challenges.
The Olive Tree Project along with a panel of other specialists were invited to discuss on local Apulian TV program ControVento on Telerama, the ongoing environmental catastrophe in the South of Italy.
Industrialized agriculture seeks to maximize the land to generate the highest possible profit and to feed as many people as possible. But one must ask, what is its cost on the environment, the animal kingdom and our own health? Are these methods sustainable enough to carry our society into the future?
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