2017/17/10 - Paris will host the third edition of Olio Nuovo Days from 16 to 20 January 2018, an event to discover fresh extra virgin olive oils through different chefs, tasting workshops and other activities that will be held in restaurants, bakeries and other places in the French capital. In an interview with Mercacei, its promoter, Emmanuelle Dechellete, unveils the objectives of this event, the novelties of its next edition, where producers can participate and the keys to its success.
2017/16/10 - At the end of September, Bari (Italy) hosted the first meeting of CURE-XF ("Capacity Building and Raising Awareness in Europe and in Third Countries to cope with Xylella fastidiosa"), a new European project to promote training and exchange of knowledge on Xylella fastidiosa from a multidisciplinary point of view, addressing the study of transmitting vectors, the optimization of detection techniques, the implementation of early detection systems, and the analysis of risks or their development and dispersion using biostatistics models.
2017/10/10 - An international team, with the participation of the University of Cordoba (UCO), has sequenced the genome of the wild olive, also known as acebuche, and has found the genetic singularities that explain the high concentrations of oleic acid in the olive, which could serve the vegetable improvement with productive interest.
2017/09/10 - The headquarters of the International Olive Council (IOC) in Madrid will host a meeting on October 25 to examine the possibility of establishing a procedure for the granting of recognition of this institution to training centers on olive and olive oil.
2017/06/10 - The European Commission (EC) expects that EU production of olive oil in the 2017/18 season will bw "probably" better than in the previous season, although it doesntt expect it to reach a level above the average of the last five years. This will also have an effect on prices that could fall with the new crop, but should remain above the historical average, taking into account the low level of final stocks in September 2017 (estimated at around 40% below last campaign's figures).
2017/05/10 - According to official data and estimates of all producing countries from the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC), global olive oil production will be around 2,854,000 tons in the 2017/18 marketing year, increasing by 12% over the previous season.
2017/04/10 - Oriva, the brand that represents the Olive Pomace Oil Interprofessional, is collaborating again with the CSIC in the study "Behavior of the olive pomace oil in frying and its comparison with conventional sunflower oils and high-oleic sunflower oil," after launching an investigation about the possible beneficial effects of this product on the prevention and progression of Alzheimer's disease. On this occasion, the research is carried out by the ICTAN - Institute Of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, under the direction of Gloria Márquez, a scientific researcher specializing in frying oils.
2017/03/10 - The Secretary-General for Agriculture and Food, Carlos Cabanas, stressed yesterday in Madrid the efforts of the Spanish Government towards the situation created by the process opened by the United States to the Spanish exports of black olives. In this regard, Cabanas advanced that this issue will be addressed at the Spanish request in the next meeting of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture of the European Union, in order to involve all Member States.
2017/14/09 - If Massimo Bottura and Andy Warhol had met, they would have liked each other. The American artist would often say that if you wanted to learn all about him, all you had to do was look at his paintings and watch his films. “I’m there, there is nothing more”, he would repeat. The same applies to the Italian and his dishes. Chocolate, hare and herbs that recreate Picasso paintings, a team of chefs warming the bench and Billy Holiday’s rugged voice singing in the background at the Osteria Francescana. This is how the world’s best restaurant 2016 is run and how its maestro, Massimo Bottura, the Michelangelo of the stoves, heads it.
2017/29/09 - Autumn has started and on the brink of October we want to review the national and international fairs and events that are must-see for the olive sector and that will take place in the last quarter of the year.