2018/16/10 - During a long period of time, in Brazil the consumption of olive oil belonged to the colonies of European immigrants, mainly those from the Mediterranean area, such as the Portuguese, Italians and Spaniards. However, nowadays the product has begun to become popular among Brazilian consumers, and it is considered less and less a luxury and exotic good to consume sporadically, according to a study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment.
2018/15/10 - The National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters of Italy (ONAOO, for its initials in Italian) will hold in Rome between November 30 and December 2 the fourth international meeting for the olive oil tasters of this entity.
2018/11/10 - From a molecular technique applied to the gastric content of arthropods, a research team from the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has been able to detect which can be potential predators of the insect vector that transmits the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, responsible for the death of more than 350 vegetal species, among them the olive tree, the vine or the almond tree.
2018/10/10 - Although the olive grove has lost much of its biodiversity in recent decades, it still houses a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna as a whole and has great potential to recover it. This is the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from the University of Jaén (UJA) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in a study carried out within the "LIFE Olivares Vivos Project," coordinated by SEO / BirdLife.
2018/08/10 - According to official data of each producing country and the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC), the olive oil world production of the 2018/19 campaign will exceed 3,064,000 tons, representing a decrease of 7.6% regarding the previous season.
2018/05/10 - Concern for health among Hong Kong's inhabitants is benefiting olive oil consumption significantly in this region, which has led to the growth of sales, according to a study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment.
2018/04/10 - The Second Report on the Oil Sector, published by the Spanish Coordinating Institute for Governance and Applied Economics, concludes that olive oil needs a single quality standard that erases fraud in its production and marketing, provides added value and ensures its future.
2018/03/10 - The European Commission (EC) forecasts that the olive oil production will reach 2.2 million tons (+2%), mainly due to a recovery in Spain (with an estimated production of 1.6 million tons) and a sustained production in Portugal (130,000 tons).
2018/02/10 - The Robert Mondavi Institute of the UC Davis will host on October 12th a woking day dedicated to olive oil whose objective is to increase the knowledge, consumption and sales of Premium EVOO.
2018/01/10 - The influential stock market expert Josef Ajram reveals to us in this interview with Mercacei his perception about the olive oil sector and its limitations, offering some advice for those who want to step into it. Ajram participated last September 20 in the III Olive Growers Meeting of the Oleícola Jaén Group, which took place in Úbeda (Jaén), where he offered some guidelines on how to sense the olive oil price trend following lines of constancy, teamwork and specialization.