Morabito and Chehayeb inaugurate Lebanon's first olive oil testing laboratory. (Photo courtesy of the Italian Embassy)
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The first Lebanese National Laboratory for Olive Oil Testing was inaugurated Thursday in Kfarshima by the Agriculture Ministry, in line with a project funded by the Italian Embassy in Beirut.The laboratory, the first of its kind in Lebanon, will allow ministry experts to assess and control the quality of Lebanese olive oil. The laboratory was established in part due to a € 1,775, 400 grant donated by the Italian government, which backed several projects aimed to improve Lebanese olives and oil, along with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari.
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