2017/04/09 - Various Italian and Spanish experts will meet on 28 and 29 September in San Remo, Italy, at the workshop "1991-2017: 25 years of the Test Panel and possible interactions with the different fields of scientific research."
2017/01/09 - The Italian National Olive Oil Tasters Organization (ONAOO) will hold the third international meeting for olive oil tasters in Rome from September 7-9.
2017/31/08 - Paris will host the third edition of Olio Nuovo Days from 16 to 20 January 2018, an exciting gastronomic journey to discover the freshest and greenest extra virgin olive oil in restaurants, bakeries and other very special places in the French capital.
2017/30/08 - A group of experts, composed of Spanish and Portuguese researchers, through the European project "Technologies for the management and supervision of olive cultivation (TecnOlivo)", will boost research, technological development and innovation in the olive grove, based on innovative precision farming techniques using drones.
2017/29/08 - Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented today at ESC Congress, taking place in Barcelona until tomorrow.
2017/28/08 - Barcelona will host between March 19 and 23, 2018 the Olive Oil Evaluation Course organized by the Institute of Research and Agro-Food Technologies (IRTA) of the Generalitat de Catalunya. This training activity, which will be carried out in the cultural, tourist and leisure project Món Sant Benet and whose inscriptions are already open, offers the necessary tools for tasting, analysis and understanding of olive oil.
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.
2017/26/07 - 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.
2017/14/03 - Based on the latest provisional data from the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA), we wanted to gather the opinion of several proffesionals, who have analyzed the evolution during this campaign of a unique market situation.
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.