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2018/21/09 - The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have created the Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC), a joint initiative dedicated to the promotion of the Mediterranean diet, health and culinary innovation. This initiative leverages the strengths of both institutions in the field of public health and sustainability through academic, professional and business collaboration.
2018/12/09 - Mercacei Publishing Group has launched the third edition of the EVOOLEUM World's TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide that showcases the selection of the 100 best EVOOs in the world according to the results obtained in the EVOOLEUM Awards. A deluxe edition, prologued by the renowned Italian chef Carlo Cracco, where the reader can find Mediterranean recipes by 3 Michelin-star-chef Quique Dacosta, surprising articles about culinary uses of extra virgin olive oil, the latest trends in the world of the olive tree and more, much more. Such a pleasure for the senses.
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.
2018/20/09 - Researchers from the Maimónides Institute of Biomedical Research of Córdoba (IMIBIC), the Reina Sofía University Hospital and the University of Córdoba (UCO) relate the consumption of a diet rich in monounsaturated fats such as olive oil with an improvement in risk factors of the metabolic syndrome.
2018/09/09 - The Yale School of Public Health -YSPH- (Connecticut, USA) will host the first Symposium on Olive Oil and Health from 3 to 4 October. The ultimate goal of the meeting will be to plan the establishment of an Olive Oil Center at Yale University. This has been confirmed to Mercacei by Professor Tassos C. Kyriakides, who leads -together with his colleague Vasilis Vasiliou- this project.
2018/18/09 - A research group composed of several universities and institutions in Andalusia and abroad analyzed the behavior of consumers in their purchase decision when choosing between EVOO and refined olive oil. The study concluded that the effect of product alternatives is key to explaining consumer behavior. At the same time, the results showed that product knowledge and brand value are highly relevant in this field.

Interview with Antonio Luque, Presidente de Dcoop

2018/17/09 - Antonio Luque was one of the great protagonists of the XII Meeting of Responsible and Master Millers of GEA Group held last week in Úbeda (Jaén). The President of Dcoop, the largest olive oil Cooperative Group in the world, was interviewed by Mercacei, and his answers are worth reading. Luque didn't bite his tongue and cleared some of the issues that have placed his Group in the forefront of the news of the sector in recent weeks.
2018/13/09 - This is the main conclusion of the last Newsletter (July/August) published by the International Olive Council (IOC), which details that the country that most intervenes in this remarkable increase in imports of olive oil from outside the EU is Tunisia, which is growing by 118% compared to the previous period.
2018/11/09 - The Mediterranean Diet, with olive oil as the main source of fat, has been shown to be ideal for our health regarding the heart, the brain, bones... But, given the growing popular interest in the human microbiome and its role in health, various organizations and researchers are trying to determine the role played by olive oil in the human gut microbiome, while questioning whether it could be the starting point from which many of the healthy benefits of the Mediterranean food pattern come from.
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