"Our message could be that ‘olive oil is both healthy and good for the environment."
(International Olive Council).
The latest research indicates that olive oil production as a whole gives back to the ecosystem more than it takes. “We now have evidence that when the appropriate agricultural practices are adopted, the carbon sink effect (or carbon sequestration) from olive trees in the biomass and soil is much higher than the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of one unit (one liter of virgin olive oil or extra virgin olive oil),” the report states.
Council members plan to create a proposal for a conference on the carbon sink effect of olive trees to be presented at COP22, a United Nations conference dedicated to climate change to be held in Marrakech in November.
Read the full article by Wendy Logan - via Olive Oil Times.
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