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.
09/19/2014 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved grading and labeling standards for California olive oil, which are scheduled to take effect on September 26, 2014, in time for the upcoming olive harvest season.
09/18/2014 - India has a growth projection in consumption of olive oil in the coming years due to lack of local production that can't supply the demand as the growing middle class is increasingly concerned about a healthy diet, starting to introduce this product in the kitchen.
09/17/2014 - Of fine -not delicate- appearance, David Muñoz (Madrid, 1980) hides inside a great mind that catches you trough his speech, seamless solid, bright and intelligent. Muñoz, l'enfant terrible of Spanish cuisine, transgressive and revolutionary, perfect icon for foodies, just moved his DiverXo Restaurant in Madrid -the only with three Michelin stars in the city- to a much wider space located in the NH Eurobuilding Hotel. Here is an excerpt from the interview with this chef, published in Mercacei Magazine 80 at the Gourmet Experience section.
09/16/2014 - ICEX Spain Trade and Investment along with the Offices of Economic and Trade of Spain in China have offered to companies with Spanish food products in that country the possibility to be included in the new edition of the food guide "Foods from Spain in China 2015" .
09/15/2014 - The Philippine Tourism Minister, Ramon R. Jiménez Jr., and the Spanish Secretary of State for Trade, Jaime García-Legaz, signed yesterday a memorandum by which ICEX Spain Trade and Investment and the Philippine Government agreed to promote Spanish products and agribusiness under the Madrid Fusion conference that will take part in Manila.
09/12/2014 - The Peruvian association Pro Olivo, incollaboration with the Cyted Programme and the National Council of Science and Technology (Concytec), will host from 25 to 26 September in Tacna (Peru) the International Innovation Forum in Olive Production Chain, in which leading industry experts from Peru, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil showed the latest developments and research in this field.
09/11/2014 - The Pucrs Event Center in Porto Alegre (Brazil) welcomed from 2 to 5 September the First International Olive Growing Business Fair which was a "success", according to its organizers, exceeding all expectations, and attended by researchers, manufacturers, factories, suppliers of machinery and for olive cultivation.