2018/20/17 - A project developed at the Agroalimentary Technological Institute of Extremadura (INTAEX) addresses the creation of a nutraceutical based on extra virgin olive oil and enriched with bioactive compounds of spinach (lutein and zeaxanthin), which could prevent eye diseases such as macular degeneration.
2018/14/06 - Once the EVOOLEUM International Awards to the World's TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils were celebrated in March, yesterday Madrid hosted the last edition of the EVOOLEUM Awards for Best Packaging, that recognized the best containers in the categories Best EVOO Premium Design (Herdade do Esporão Biológico), Best Innovative Design (O-MED Limited Edition) and Best Design in Retail (Herdade do Sobrado). It should be noted that EVOOLEUM was the first Contest for the Quality of the Extra Virgins that launched Packaging Awards in which all the juices presented to this contest have participated.
2018/24/05 - We need you to accept the new regulations to protect the privacy of our customers and ensure the correct use of their data, which took effect on May 25th. The new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which Mercacei is executing, unifies the different legislations of the European countries and modernizes the current regulations on the protection of data of individuals and the circulation of such data.
2018/22/03 - ... Monini Monocultivar Coratina, by Monini, S.p.A. The best extra virgin olive oil in the world in 2018, according to the jury of the International Awards for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOOLEUM Awards, is again Italian. The organization of the contest promoted by Mercacei and AEMO has presented the expected EVOOLEUM TOP100 in the framework of the VII edition of the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), which was held yesterday and today in Pavilion 2 of IFEMA in Madrid.
2018/19/07 - This is what the Coordinator of LIFE Olivares Vivos Project and Delegate of SEO/BirdLife in Andalusia, José Eugenio Gutiérrez Ureña, says. At the mid-point of this initiative that began in 2015, Gutiérrez details to Mercacei the main achievements and obstacles that they are facing when designing and implementing biodiverse and profitable olive-growing models to produce certified olive oils.
2018/18/07 - As reported by the California Olive Oil Commission (OOCC), with updated information from its members -which represent 90% of the olive growers in this region- the volume of olive production this year is expected to be "much lower". The organization has established its harvest estimate at 2.5 million gallons (about 9.5 million liters), which would mean a significant decrease compared to the production of 3.37 million gallons (12.7 million liters) registered last year.
2018/17/07 - Under the slogan "Put doors to the field," two young entrepreneurs from Jaen have created Agro Security, an antitheft device for olives based on a decoy -apparently identical to the fruit- with a built-in radio-frequency identification element so that, through a detector/reader, their origin can be identified when they arrive at the mill to be milled. In an exclusive interview for Mercacei, the inventors of this device, Ricardo Cárdenas and Antonio Berrio, explain in detail what Agro Security consists of, a mechanism also applicable to other crops, which they plan to place on the market in the next harvest season 2019/20.
2018/16/07 - As a result of the mission of the International Olive Oil Council (IOC) in Japan, an operational unit of the Japanese country formed by members of the Parliament and representatives of the Japan Oilseed Processors Association (JOPA) is working to promote Japan's request to become member of this international organization.
2018/13/07 - The Cervantes Institute in New York hosted last night the inauguration of the "Olive Oil World Tour" in the USA. Hosted by the famous fashion chef in The Big Apple, Seamus Mullen, the launch of the global campaign "Let's Make a Tastier World" succeded among the attendees of the evening, in which tastings and demonstrations took place, as well as cocktails and live music.
2018/12/07 - Until now, the Mediterranean Diet (MD) has been widely recommended for the prevention of chronic diseases, but there was a lack of evidence to show a beneficial effect on bone health. Based on this premise, a new research project from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, United Kingdom) has determined that following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined grains, olive oil and fish can significantly reduce bone loss on the hip in less than 12 months.