07/16/2014 - The European Commission (EC) adopted yesterday a communication which encourages member states to seek ways to improve the protection of small food producers and retailers against unfair practices of its trading partners, much stronger in many occasions.

07/15/2014 - The Regulatory Council of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Oliva de Mallorca, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and the Balearic Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Territory presented yesterday in Palma de Mallorca a Guide for the Sensory Analysis of PDO Oliva de Mallorca, an interesting instrument dedicated to the olive industry and for those experts and consumers who want to know more about this product.

07/14/14 - South Korea seems a competitive market and a good bet for olive oil despite not being a product consumed daily as it is in the Mediterranean Basin. Indeed this last years more and more olive oil is purchased, gaining more ground, as stated a study of ICEX Spain Export and Investment.

07/11/2014 - For the second year in a row Spain's Tapas Trail will take place in New York from 14 to 21 July aimed to promote Spanish food products in the city of skyscrapers.

Chef of Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao

07/10/2014 - Josean Alija (León, Spain, 1978) began his career at the tender age of 17 and during his professional track he has found himself working in some of the best restaurants of the world such as El Bulli or Martín Berasategui, which helped him to model his own style which moves seamlessly between modernism and minimalism, described by Chef Paul Bocuse as “one of the best kitchens I’ve tried in my whole life”.

07/09/2014 - Few days are left for the launch of a new issue of Mercacei Magazine, which includes content and articles with a strong international character. So, we pay special attention to the Japanese initiative Olive Japan; we perform an exotic trip to Willow Creek Olive State, the largest olive plantation in South Africa; we embark on the great adventure of the Canadian writer Julie Angus, through her book Olive Odyssey; and we review the successes of Spanish EVOOs in the "World's Best Olive Oils" project, the most expected and also feared ranking by producers around the world.

07/08/2014 - The International Olive Council (IOC) has recommended to its member countries to take steps to ensure that flavored oils are properly labeled in accordance with current regulations and future measures.

07/07/2014 - The Spanish Association Valor Ecológico and Núñez de Prado family have called the sixteenth edition of the “Organic Research and Production Defense Awards” in the categories of Organic Production Research and Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture, including Livestock.

07/04/2014 - The tiny Waiheke Island (New Zealand) hides an unimaginable treasure inside: a couple of hectares of irrigation olive groves cultivated with care and attention by its owners, John and Margaret Edwards, an adorable couple whose love affair with extra virgin oil olive emerged during their frequent visits to Spain and other Mediterranean countries in the 60s. We publish an excerpt from the article dedicated to them in Mercacei Magazine 79.

07/03/2014 – We already know the dates of some of the most important national and international trade fairs to be held during 2015. All of them aim to promote the olive heritage of each area, as well as the latest innovations in machinery and scientific progress, and to recognize the effort of quality olive oil producers.