2017/06/02 - Olive oil is one of the main sectors in which Spanish agri-food cooperatives operate. Thus, 34% of these entities have activity in the olive oil sector and account for 13.6% of the total turnover, according to the report "Agri-food cooperativism. Macromagnitudes of Spanish Agrifood Cooperativism."
2017/05/02 - A compound of olive oil may help prevent the development of brain cancer, according to a study by scientists at the University of Edinburgh and published in the Journal of Molecular Biology.
2017/02/06 - Deals are done, information is shared, trends are discussed and good food is consumed at The Olive Oil Conference in Chicago on July 18 - 20. In its third year, the Conference will again attract the full spectrum of participants in the olive oil industry, expanding networks and delivering new ideas for business.
2017/01/06 - The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (Ciheam) has published the book Xylella fastidiosa & the Olive Quick Decline Syndrome (OQDS). A serious worldwide challenge for the safeguard of olive trees, which includes up-to-date information on the vectors that transmit bacteria according to their latest research.
2017/30/05 - In this challenge, initiated by FoodNexus, they are looking for the most promising food or agrotech start-up in Europe. The challenge consists of national selection rounds in seven European countries, followed by a European final. The seven participating countries are: Denmark, Spain, Italy, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
2017/30/05 - The olive oil market is inmersed in a process of consolidation in Russia, where the two main competitors, Spain and Italy, jointly concentrate a growing share both in terms of value and volume. Nowadays, Spain dominates the Russian market with 56% of share, although the Italian oil has burst with great force in the last years, reaching a share of 30%, according to a study of ICEX España Exportación y Inversiones.
2017/29/05 - Eight Spanish entities that bring together almost 80% of the Spanish organic sector have jointly signed a statement, addressed to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, stating their disagreement with the draft of the new European Regulation on Organic Production and the Labeling of Organic Products.
2017/25/05 - In partnership with ONAOO, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is presenting a opportunity for sensory education, “Introduction to Sensory Analysis of Olive Oil,” on Friday, June 2 (full day) and Saturday, June 3 (half day). The class will be taught by expert instructors from ONAOO (Organizzazione Nazionale Assagiatori Olio di Oliva) based in Imperia, Italy.
2017/24/05 - The Argentinean town of San Juan will host the seventh edition of the International Olive Meeting, ArgOliva, from 5 to 8 September, a contest whose aim is to give prominence to one of the most important productive sectors of this province.
2017/23/05 - The University of Jaén (UJA), through its Center for Advanced Studies in Olives and Olive Oil, will teach during the next two weeks a course of elaboration, sensory analysis and healthy aspects of virgin olive oils to a group of professionals of the Rio-Grandense Association of Olive Growers (ARGOS) of Brazil.