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Mercacei Magazine received Fausto Luchetti, Executive Director of the International Olive Oil Council (IOC) between 1987 and 2002, to analyze the long judicial process carried out against him and several of his collaborators for suspected irregularities established in the management of this organization, as well as to speak about his achievements while he was in charge of this organization. Acquitted of fraud and misappropriation charges, Luchetti defends the activities he developed in the IOC and underlines, according to the motivations of the judgment of acquittal, that the judicial process, whose instruction has lasted for 13 years, has been based on "falsehoods, conjectures, hypotheses, and speculations without any evidence," and has meant an important moral damage to him. We publish excerpts from the exclusive interview published in the recently launched Mercacei Magazine 92.

2017/26/05 - Once again, in addition to awarding the 100 best EVOOs on the planet, the International EVOOLEUM Awards aims to reflect the creative revolution that has experienced the sector in recent years: the one related to packaging, in other words, the presentation and careful design of the containers containing the precious liquid gold. That is why the EVOOLEUM Awards for Best Packaging of EVOO -a reference in the competitions of these characteristics- recognize the best designs in the categories of Best Design EVOO Premium (Goldlis), Best Innovative Design (Orodeal) and Best Design in Retail (Molino Alfonso Empeltre).

2017/31/03 - The results of the EVOOLEUM Awards were unveiled yesterday at the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), which was held for two days at the fairgrounds of Ifema in Madrid. At the event, Juan A. Peñamil, CEO of Mercacei-Edimarket Editores, and José María Penco, project manager of the Spanish Association of Municipalities of Olive (AEMO) -organizers of the contest- presented the EVOOLEUM World's TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide and unveiled the names of 100 brands of EVOO from 16 countries that the jury has considered the best in the world (above 80 points).
2017/26/07 - Copa and Cogeca sent a letter to the EU Commission today warning against USA plans to impose antidumping measures on imports of Spanish black table olives, saying that it amounts to protectionism.
2017/25/07 - Members of the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group of the University of Jaén (UJA), together with researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Lisbon National Laboratory of Energy and Geology have isolated substances from olive groves that are beneficial to our organism. The compounds obtained promote the proliferation of bacteria that cause the intestinal flora to properly fulfill its role in the assimilation of nutrients, as informed by the Fundación Descubre.
2017/24/07 - Importers, packers, distributors and experts from the world of olive oil have analyzed the reality of this product in the United States' market in Chicago on July 19 and 20 and have tried to advance future trends in the sector. All this was developed in the third edition of The Olive Oil Conference, organized by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA), an entity that represents the interests of companies importing olive oils in the North American market, with the collaboration of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes.
2017/19/07 - The Glass and Creation Competition of Verallia, whose motto has been "From the Olive to the Glass", has revealed its winners. The fourth edition of this Spanish contest has awarded the most original ideas of design students of some of the main schools of the country, to whom the company proposed to create different containers for olive oil and table olives.
2017/21/07 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened the registration deadline to participate in the scientific conference on research carried out in the European Union (EU) for the fight against Xylella fastidiosa, which will take place in Palma de Mallorca next 13 - 15 November.
2017/20/07 - The authentic refuge of the Greek EVOO in London is a cave. On the banks of the Thames, Liquid Gold Cave (Liquid Gold Products Ltd.) is a delightful boutique shop specializing in EVOO and high-quality Greek products run by a former neurologist enthusiast of extra virgin and fascinated by the healthy benefits of the traditional Cretan diet.
2017/19/07 - According to the Spanish Association of Municipalities of the Olive Tree (AEMO), the accumulated deficit of water in the soil, together with the extreme temperatures in the months of June and July, reduce the expectations of the olive oil harvest in Spain, which will be between 950,000 and 1,150,000 tons, interval that is contingent to the evolution of the rain and the temperature in September and October.

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