2017/26/01 - The sixth edition of Olio Officina Festival will take place from February 2 to 4 at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan. This original world event dedicated to EVOO, created and directed by the oleologist, journalist and writer Luigi Caricato, opens once again to unusual themes. If the 2016 edition had the motto "Avant-garde", the leitmotiv of 2017 will be "Energy. Oil in motion." In addition to this, Mercacei will have its own booth where Olivatessen by Mercacei nº3 will be distributed and the EVOOLEUM World's TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guide will be presented.
2016/25/01 - The World's Best Olive Oils, the prestigious ranking created by expert German taster Heiko Schmidt, prepares a new classification of the world's most award-winning extra virgins based on the results of the main international competitions in the 2016/17 campaign regarding EVOO. EVOOLEUM World's TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils, the International Competition for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oils sponsored by Mercacei and AEMO, has raised in its only two editions to the third position of the 15 competitions evaluated to configure the ranking, only behind Mario Solinas Award and Ovibeja.
2016/24/01 - The United States, China, Brazil and Japan have been the main destinations for olive oil and olive pomace oil in October 2016, the first month of the current 2016/17 campaign, according to the latest data from the European Commission (EC). Australia, Canada, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey are other countries to which European exports of these products have been directed.
2016/23/01 - The popular saying says that calm precedes the storm, and although this is something that is not always fulfilled, it seems that it is something that can be happening right now in the olive oil sector worldwide.
2016/20/01 - 86.2% of Spanish consumers don't know the content of the legislation on olive oil labeling and packaging in restaurants and hotels, which obliges professionals to present to their customers these oils in properly labeled containers and fitted with a non-refillable stopper, or in single-dose format, with a closure that loses its integrity after the first use.
2016/19/01 - The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, located in Casina de Pio IV in Vatican City (Italy), will host on February 14th an international conference on the renaissance of the Mediterranean Diet and its significance for the world in the 21st century.
2016/17/01 - InTechOpen has published Products from Olive Tree, a new publication composed of 17 monographic chapters organized in seven sections that presents updated information on olive oil and table olives related to production, composition, quality, consumption, innovation and health benefits of both foods.
2016/16/01 - New study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. The study is published in the January 4, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. But contrary to earlier studies, eating more fish and less meat was not related to changes in the brain.
2016/13/01 - The 2017 calls for proposals published today open a new round of competition for co-financed multiannual campaigns implemented on the internal market and in third countries. EUR 128.5 million is available under the published calls, with co-financing rates ranging from 70% to 85%. Last year, bids for agri-food promotion programmes exceeded the available budget by around four times.
2016/12/01 - According to a research work developed within the Olive, Olive Oil and Health MBA -developed under the scientific prescription of professor and strategic consultant Juan Vilar, within the line of investigation "Competitiveness and traditional olive" that he directs-, global production of olive oil in the current season will exceed 2.9 million tons, which means a drop in productivity per hectare (from 285 to 256 kg. on average) of just over 10%.