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.
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.