ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OLYMPIA HEALTH AND NUTRITION AWARDS 2020
2020 turned out to be a very peculiar year which overturned many of our initial plans. The pandemic that struck humanity could not leave the olive oil sector unaffected. On the other hand, the health crisis has further highlighted the nutritional value of high phenolic olive oil as a means of protecting human health and as a means of strengthening the defenses of the human body against a big number of diseases.
For the 5th consecutive year, the World Olive center for health in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in the framework of the ARISTOIL program that was completed this year, announces the results of the Olympia Health & Nutrition awards. Due to the special circumstances, for the first time the announcement is made online and not as originally planned in the historic ceremonial hall of the University of Athens. Despite this, the value of the awards remains the same. This year, 1088 samples from Greece and 190 from seven countries participated in the competition with a total of 450 award-winning producers and companies. We hope that when the situation is fully normalized, we will be able to congratulate you in person. With a new announcement we will inform you about each development.
On the occasion of the announcement of this year’s awards, we would like to inform you about a series of actions that took place in the last year.
The “World Olive Health Center” fully respects the financial contributions of its members, and having a high sense of both its social responsibility and its role in strengthening scientific research in the field of high phenolic olive oil, has already done the following actions:
Issuance of three Scholarships and three prizes to PhD candidates working on olive oil and health benefits, amounting to 29,000 euros.
Donation of laboratory materials at the University of Peloponnese, to study the effect of high phenolic olive oil in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, amounting to 10,000 euros.
A € 5,000 donation to the PASTEUR Institute to support research into the anti-cancer and antiviral properties of high-phenolic olive oil ingredients.
Sponsorship of the Medical Conference “3rd International Congress on Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy”, amounting to 1,500 euros, in order to promote scientific research.
A € 2,500 grant to the Panhellenic Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases to support scientific research on the benefits of Alzheimer’s disease from high phenolic olive oil.
Donation of 1,000 euros to the international organization “Plants For Health Foundation”, in order to strengthen the activities around the olive and olive oil.
A $ 1,000 sponsorship to “Yale 2nd International Symposium on Olive Oil and Health” to boost scientific conferences around high-phenolic olive oil.
We would like to warmly thank our members and donors for their trust and contribution over the years, and declare that we will continue our actions in the business and scientific community to highlight the high phenolic olive oil.
TOP HIGH PHENOLIC OLIVE OIL PRODUCERS FOR 2020
- THE GREEK OLIVE ESTATE – MATHIOPOULOS: 2616 mg/Kg
- SPARTA ORIGINAL GREEK – SAKKAS D. & CO LP: 2503 mg/Kg
- PETROPOULOS DIMITRIOS: 2116 mg/Kg
- ATSAS: 3225 mg/Kg (TOP AMONG ALL COUNTRIES)
- “EVELAIO” – SOCRATES CHRISTODOULOU: 1247 mg/Kg
- AGROKTIMA GEOFILOS: 1177 mg/Kg
- DICARA SOC. AGR. S.S. – DICARA SALVATORE: 1653 mg/Kg
- OLIO CICCOLELLA – CICCOLELLA GIUSEPPE: 1443 mg/Kg
- I NONNI DI MATEO – SABBATO ANNA MARIA: 1279 mg/Kg
- BERKELEY OLIVE GROVE (USA): 1432 mg/Kg
- SIDYMA (TURKEY): 1430 mg/Kg
- HVAR GOURMET -WESSLING WILLIAM JURAJ MILICIC OPG (CROATIA): 1159 mg/Kg
- BREZZA TIRRENA (USA/ITALY): 1004 mg/Kg