2017/20/11 - The Panamanian consumer continues to perceive olive oil as an elitist and expensive product, using it almost exclusively as a dressing for salads. The price and the brand, to a lesser extent, constitute the decisive factors of purchase within this category of product, without quality or the country of origin playing a relevant role, according to a study by ICEX Spain Exports and Investments.
2017/17/11 - Researchers from the Italian Institute of Meteorological Research (INRiM) and the associations Assitol and Federolio discuss, in a scientific conference held in Turin, new control systems to guarantee the consumer the quality and authenticity of the Italian olive oil marketed in the rest of the world.
2017/16/11 - The food industry in general, and the olive sector in particular, face the challenge of meeting the requirements of a consumer increasingly oriented towards healthy, natural, sustainable products with a differentiated organoleptic profile. In this challenge, biotechnology could be the perfect ally.
2017/15/11 - "I am a tree" is the main theme of the seventh edition of Olio Officina Festival, which will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2018, once again, in the halls of Milan historic Palazzo delle Stelline, and will focus its attention on packaging, pairings with EVOO and high-altitude olive oils.
2017/14/11 - The Spanish Association of Municipalities of the Olive Tree (AEMO) presided last November 11 in Imperia (Italy) the Board of Directors' Meeting of the Mediterranean Olive Oil Network (Recomed) that showed its concern for Xylella fastidiosa and approved to send to the European Union (EU) a statement urging to provide the necessary funds to combat this new threat, especially through research.
2017/13/11 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts that world production of olive oil in the 2017/18 season will increase to 2.7 million tons, recovering slightly from the previous season.
2017/21/11 - As in previous years, Mercacei offers exclusively to its readers the forecasts for the 2017/18 Olive Oil campaign in the main producing countries of the Mediterranean Basin by some of the best consultants and international experts in the olive oil sector.
2017/10/11 - On November 15th FICO (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina) Eataly World, the largest agri-food park in the world, will open to the public in the Italian city of Bologna. A total of 10 hectares, designed by architect Thomas Bartoli; -two hestares outdoors of open fields, farms and stables that host more than 200 animals and 2,000 crops, and eight indoor hectares- will gather the "wonders" of biodiversity and the excellence of the transalpine country.
2017/08/11 - New figures released by Copa (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations) and Cogeca (General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union) today estimate a good EU olive and olive oil harvest this year, despite the spread of the disease Xylella fastidiosa.
2017/07/11 - Scientists from the Ifapa Alameda del Obispo Center in Córdoba have determined that wild olive trees prefer to be fertilized by plants that are far away from their place of origin and sometimes located hundreds of meters away. These breeding preferences guarantee a greater genetic variability of this species and provide experts with tools to plan strategies for conservation and use of wild olive genetic resources.