A new olive oil products business project is going to run in Crete and Cyprus aimed at promoting foods and dishes using only olive oil.
According to an announcement of the Association of Olive Oil Producing Municipalities of Crete (SEDIK)), the business will be established under the project Improving Quality and Marketing of Olive Oil which has been approved by the CBC program between Greece and Cyprus and will be implemented by SEDIK and the Ministry of Agriculture of Cyprus.
The main aims of the project is the promotion of olive oil, foods and dishes made of it, the improvement of the health food level in Crete and Cyprus and the boost of the competitiveness of local agricultural and tourism products made in the two regions.
Basic obligations of those involved in the project is the exclusive use of virgin or extra virgin olive oil in the preparation of every single food. The news comes as a new study based in Spain, closely following the Mediterranean diet used in Greece, and especially Crete, shows it can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by 30 percent, and that olive oil is a key ingredient.