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2018/18/05 - How extra virgin olive oil can -and must- go beyond its organoleptic and sensorial qualities, its health benefits and its culinary and gastronomic properties, and boost other attributes to satisfy our social conscience.

Interview with Pedro Barato, President of the Interprofessional Organization of Spanish Olive Oil

2018/17/05 - At the end of 2018, 10 years have passed since the start of the extension of the regulation by the Interprofessional of Spanish Olive Oil. Today, the model that represents the Organization is applauded, admired and envied in the rest of Europe, having become the best tool for promotion and dissemination of the Olive Oils of Spain, the place where the oil is born. For all these reasons, we wanted to speak with its president, Pedro Barato Triguero (Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, 1959), head of the Interprofessional since its foundation in 2003 and possessor -among other distinctions of the Grand Cross of the Order to Agrarian, Fishing and Food Merit. Here is an extract from the interview published in Mercacei Magazine 94.

Elaiologists, the New Coaches (vol.3): Gionni Pruneti

2018/05/16 - We follow with this newsletter, a journey through the most important coaches and elaiologists in the world. The commitment to quality in the production of extra virgin olive oils seems unstoppable. Quality in all phases of the process, from the field to the table. We know the theory, the protocol, but what are the keys to developing a High-end EVOO? Italian producer and expert in Premium EVOO, Gionni Pruneti, offers us his vision in the third release of this series.
2018/14/05 - Conceived as a showcase of international reference in the olive sector, Feria del Olivo will open its doors in Montoro (Córdoba, Spain) its 19th edition from May 16th to 19th. In its wide program of activities highlights the II Salón del Virgen Extra a space to discover and enjoy the best EVOOs in the world recognized by the EVOOLEUM Awards International Contest.
2018/11/05 - About thirty buyers and opinion leaders attended the first Olive Oil Tasting organized by Extenda-Andalusian Agency for Foreign Promotion in the United Kingdom. In this commercial event, 11 Andalusian brands participated and showed the quality of a sector in which this Spanish region is a world leader in exports, reaching 2,961 million euros in 2017.
2018/10/05 - From June 7th to 8th, the National Exhibition Center of Santarém (Portugal) will host the first edition of the World Olive Oil Summit 2018 (WOOS), whose main theme will be Olive Groves and Olive Oil. The President of the Organizing Committee, José Gouveia, and the Technical Director of the Cepaal - Center for Studies and Promotion of the Alentejo Olive Oil, Henrique Herculano, have told Mercacei how this unprecedented Summit will develop.
2018/09/05 - A report by Coldiretti presented at Cibus 2018 confirms the record growth of global olive oil consumption in the world that, in a single generation -25 years-, has increased by almost 49%. For the organization, the food pattern of the citizens of many countries is changing towards the Mediterranean Diet since it was declared a World Heritage Property by UNESCO.
2018/08/05 - World production for this campaign was estimated in November 2017 at 2,988,500 tons, but according to the most recent figures received by the International Olive Council (IOC), production will stand at around 3,271,000 tons, which means an increase by 27% (+697 000 tons) compared to the previous crop year.
2018/07/05 - An article by Dr. Rayda Ben Ayed, published in Jus d'Olive, reveals the advances of her research work to develop an unprecedented process through which the DNA present in olive oil samples can be decoded and, therefore, reveal its origin. The results obtained will allow to provide a genetic identity to the product with precision, speed and low cost.
2018/04/05 - The California Olive Oil Council (COOC) held its annual meeting and trade show on April 27 - 28 in Monterey with over 190 growers, producers, and service providers in attendance. The meeting included business, research, and legislative updates, sensory sessions, and grower workshops, highlighting a forecast of 20,000 additional acres to be planted by the end of 2020 on the current 40,000 acres noting the dramatic increase in demand for California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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