2018/26/07 - Waiheke, Maui, Kythira, Corsica, Pantelleria, Brijuni... Evocative places that give flight to our imagination and that also reveal themselves to us as genuine -and remote- island paradises of extra virgin olive oil. You can still plan your summer holidays in any of these amazing places of the road trip we published in the last issue of Olivatessen by Mercacei #4.
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.
2018/25/07 - Spanish researchers propose a new methodology to evaluate and control the quality of agri-food products and biofuels, through an innovative portable spectrometer -robust, compact and economically affordable- based on infrared technology. The proposal aims complementing or even replacing the expensive current laboratory techniques used for quality analysis.
2018/24/07 - Last year the most important value increase in spanish foreign trade was oils and fats (25%). This group of products stood out for the increase in both exports (16.3%) and imports (27.2%). And the cause of this evolution resided in olive oil, as the export driving force. All this data is included in the 2017 Annual Report on Agri-Food Foreign Trade recently published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain.
2018/23/07 - Researchers from the Institute of Research and Training in Agriculture and Fisheries (Ifapa) of Mengíbar (Jaén) have worked on a pioneering project based on the description of volatile compounds responsible for the aroma of extra virgin olive oil that persist during the digestion process up to the intestine, where they could exert their healthy effect by protecting our body from bacterial infections.
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.
2018/19/07 - 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.