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06/30/2014 - Pedro Larumbe (Lerin, Spain, 1953) landed in Madrid in 1981, after taking his first steps as a chef in his native Santander and Navarra. Lover of his job, the creativity of this extra virgin lover is based in classical and contemporary cuisine fusion, always respecting raw material. Here is a brief extract from the interview with this chef in Mercacei Magazine 79 inside our Gourmet Experience section.

06/26/2014 - The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, said yesterday that the Government's action in this term is to "promote the enormous potential of olive oil, a healthy product whose consumption can grow worldwide".

06/25/2014 - Consumption of olive oil in Spanish homes climbed a slight 0.3% year on year (yoy) in April to 35.66 million liters, while spending on this product stood at 96.03 million euros, 7.46% less than the same month of 2013, according to the latest data from Food Consumption Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama).

24/06/2014 - A research study conducted in mice affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative neuromuscular disease, shows that, after ingestion of an enriched with extra virgin olive oil diet, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, all of them show improvements in the engine and muscle behavior and increase their survival rate.

06/27/2014 - The company from Córdoba (Andalusia) Muela-olives, S.L. is at the top, for the second year in a row, of the World's Best Olive Oils ranking of the most awarded EVOOs in the world. Created in 2012 by the German expert taster Heiko Schmidt, this website is the result of cross-checked data of the major international extra virgin olive oil competitions in both hemispheres.

02/18/2014 - The old cinema Carlos III of Madrid's Plaza de Colón has been reborn with a new mission: to provide excellent cuisine at affordable prices in a dynamic, fun space placed in an extraordinary location. Platea Madrid, is a gourmet and innovative enclave where you can enjoy an extensive range of dining options conjugated with a great show.

02/17/2014 - The European School of Olive Oil Tasting and Oil Culture will organize during August in Madrid two separate courses on olive growing and management in the production and processing of quality extra virgin olive oil.

02/16/2014 - The International Olive Council (IOC) has announced grants for technical cooperation and organization of promotional and scientific events related to olive oil and table olives carried out in member countries.

02/13/2014 - The Packaging Innovations Exhibition and the Excellence standards certification company Veredictas International organize the first edition of the Inspirational Packaging Awards, IPA Awards, an international competition which aims to highlight talent and design in packaging, emphasizing on innovation.

02/12/2014 - ICEX Spain Trade and Investment has published on its agenda section four promotional activities for the food industry to be held from September to December this year in Vietnam, Turin (Italy), Hangzhou (China) and Tokyo (Japan).

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