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10/03/2014 - San Sebastian Gastronomika-Euskadi Basque Country will become once again an essential event in the gastronomic calendar, with the presence of the most representative figures of the global culinary scene and a selection of the best products of the Spanish food industry. The Congress will open its doors this Sunday, October 5th, and Italy will be its honour guest.
10/02/2014 - In the beautiful historic city of Toledo (Spain), an hour from Madrid, a group met in a boutique hotel, once a palace, to taste some of the best extra virgin olive oils produced. The surroundings seemed appropriate to show respect for the edifices and olive oil which have transcended time.
10/01/2014 - The Spanish State Budget draft submitted yesterday by the Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro, in the Congress of Deputies, picks up a budget for "Agriculture, Fisheries and Food" policies of 8579.92 million for 2015, which is 11.7% higher than a year earlier.
09/30/2014 - The ChileOliva association, along with ProChile, will organize once again the National Olive Oil Conference, which will be held on 16 October at the center of events and conventions Espacio Riesco in Santiago de Chile.
09/29/2014 - The Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities (AEMO) has opened a new call to participate in the various competitions which each year recognize the best monumental olive tree, the best mill and the best promotion of the olive culture.

Opinion

09/26/2014 - Mercacei offers the opinion of Carla Marano Marcolini, Esther López Zafra and Manuel Parras Rosa, members of the University of Jaen, on the information that is provided to the consumer in terms of the descriptions and definitions in the field of olive oil.
09/25/2014 - The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) and the olive sector have held a meeting of the Sectoral olive oil and table olives working group to analyze the market situation, from data provided by the Information and Food Control Agency (AICA) up to August 31st, from which it appears that exports are above one million tons.
09/24/2014 - Canadian writer and adventurer Julie Angus embarks through Olive Odyssey on a new and wonderful journey, but this time towards the secrets of the olive culture. Written for foodies, adventurers and even historians, this book is an ode to one of the foods which make the world fall in love and a passionate and fascinating biography of this ubiquitous fruit through the stunning landscapes of its origin. Here is an excerpt from the article published in Mercacei Magazine 80 in the Library section.
09/23/2014 - The Center of Interpretation of the Olive Tree and Olive Oil in Úbeda (Jaén) will organize tomorrow the First Meeting "Extra Virgin, Healthy Heritage" in order to highlight extra virgin olive oil through the knowledge and experience of prominent industry experts.
09/22/2014 - The world production of olive oil will be 2,618,000 tons in the upcoming 2014/15 season, according to forecasts from the International Centre of Excellence for Olive Oil GEA Westfalia Separator Ibérica. For Spain the estimation for production is of 960,000 tons, 36% of the total global supply and 47% less than in the previous season.
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