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Yale: International Olive Oil and Health Symposium Will Be Held in Legendary City of Delphi

Taking a cue from the ancient Greeks and their deep respect for the olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit, researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health are hosting a symposium in December in the legendary city of Delphi to explore the many human and planetary health benefits associated with the olive tree and its products.

The second Yale International Symposium on Olive Oil and Health will bring together a host of international speakers with diverse areas of expertise for four days to explore the  current state and future directions of the olive tree and its products.

The symposium runs from December 1 to 4 at the European Cultural Center of Delphi.

“This is the much anticipated next step after the success of the first symposium in New Haven last October; and what better place for the world of olive oil to meet other than what the ancient world considered as the center of the universe,” said professor, Dr. Vasilis Vasiliou and Dr. Tassos Kyriakides, associate research scientist, both of the Yale School of Public Health, and organizers of the event along with colleagues from Spain, Italy, Greece, Brazil, Japan, Tunisia, Cyprus and the United States.

The Yale School of Public Health is seeking to launch the Yale Institute for Olive Sciences and Health, which would be devoted to the scientific exploration of the olive tree, its products and their derivatives and ways to further integrate the fruit and its products into peoples’ nutrition.

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