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07/24/2014 - We are pleased to say that we have launched a new issue of Mercacei Magazine, which includes content and articles with a strong international character. So, we pay special attention to the Japanese initiative Olive Japan; we perform an exotic trip to Willow Creek Olive State, the largest olive plantation in South Africa; we embark on the great adventure of the Canadian writer Julie Angus, through her book Olive Odyssey; and we review the successes of Spanish EVOOs in the "World's Best Olive Oils" project, the most expected and also feared ranking by producers around the world.

07/24/2014 – We already know the dates of some of the most important national and international trade fairs to be held during 2015. All of them aim to promote the olive heritage of each area, as well as the latest innovations in machinery and scientific progress, and to recognize the effort of quality olive oil producers.

07/23/2014 - The next International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes programme will be held at Hotel Fontecruz Toledo, in Toledo (Spain) on 24th-26th September, where many samples of the world's best EVOOs will be able to try and participants will have the opportunity to discuss about the current market situation, the health benefits of olive juice and its culinary uses and quality standards.

07/22/2014 - The province of Catamarca, located in the north of Argentina, will host Expolivo, the International Olive Fair that will celebrate its seventh edition from 11 to 14 September. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Production and Development of the Government of this province and it will contact leading representatives of olive growing with major companies, producers, business associations, traders, professionals and technicians operating in olive areas of Argentine.

Chef of Aspen Restaurant (Madrid)

07/21/2014 - Outstanding disciple of Luis Irizar in Euskal Etxea (Madrid) and former head chef of restaurants such as El Chaflán, East 47 (Hotel Villa Real) and Europa Decó (Urban Hotel), the renowned Spanish Chef Joaquín Felipe is at the forefront of Aspen Restaurant in the exclusive neighbourhood of La Moraleja, in Madrid, where he continues promoting a Mediterranean and creative cuisine based on the quality and care of the market product treated with love and humility.

07/18/2014 - Researchers at the University of Jaén (UJA) have confirmed the presence in three varieties of extra virgin olive oil of nitrooleic, a fatty acid with a proven anti-inflammatory function, which prevents of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases.

07/17/2014 - "In the Arab world Noor represents light, the light that over the centuries has enlightened coexistence with influences in Spanish and Andalusian culture and cuisine". This seems to be the starting point of Spanish Chef Paco Morales' new proposal in his hometown, Cordoba (Andalusia). Noor Restaurant is starting to develop during this month of July and will conclude with its opening next spring.

07/16/2014 - The European Commission (EC) adopted yesterday a communication which encourages member states to seek ways to improve the protection of small food producers and retailers against unfair practices of its trading partners, much stronger in many occasions.

07/15/2014 - The Regulatory Council of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Oliva de Mallorca, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and the Balearic Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Territory presented yesterday in Palma de Mallorca a Guide for the Sensory Analysis of PDO Oliva de Mallorca, an interesting instrument dedicated to the olive industry and for those experts and consumers who want to know more about this product.

07/14/14 - South Korea seems a competitive market and a good bet for olive oil despite not being a product consumed daily as it is in the Mediterranean Basin. Indeed this last years more and more olive oil is purchased, gaining more ground, as stated a study of ICEX Spain Export and Investment.

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