2018/28/09 - The next Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes will take place in Melbourne (Australia) from 21 to 23 November, bringing some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world for participants to taste, expanding their tasting knowledge, skills and experience.

2018/27/09 - Mercacei wants to review the national and international fairs and events that are must-see for the olive sector and that will take place in the last quarter of the year.

2018/26/09 - From 12-16 November 2018, the CIHEAM Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Agronomic Studies in Zaragoza will be organizing an advanced course for professionals on "Plant diseases caused by Xylella fastidiosa: detection, identification, monitoring and control". The course will involve 14 European and international expert lecturers and is being sponsored by the Spanish Agriculture Ministry and supported by several EU projects – XF-Actors, POnTE and MSCA-RISE CURE XF.

2018/25/09 - Scientific organizations such as the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) or the Research Institute in Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Universities from Andalusia, Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, and international researchers will meet in Seville on October 15 to present the results of their studies on climate change, focusing especially on the mitigation function that organic production exercises on it.
2018/24/09 - The Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Control of French Fraud (DGCCRF, in its acronym in French) has published its 2016 Control Plan for Olive Oils, which shows that 48% of the samples analyzed (139) did not complied with the regulation regarding the commercialization of this product.
2018/21/09 - The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have created the Torribera Mediterranean Center (TMC), a joint initiative dedicated to the promotion of the Mediterranean diet, health and culinary innovation. This initiative leverages the strengths of both institutions in the field of public health and sustainability through academic, professional and business collaboration.
2018/20/09 - Researchers from the Maimónides Institute of Biomedical Research of Córdoba (IMIBIC), the Reina Sofía University Hospital and the University of Córdoba (UCO) relate the consumption of a diet rich in monounsaturated fats such as olive oil with an improvement in risk factors of the metabolic syndrome.
2018/09/09 - The Yale School of Public Health -YSPH- (Connecticut, USA) will host the first Symposium on Olive Oil and Health from 3 to 4 October. The ultimate goal of the meeting will be to plan the establishment of an Olive Oil Center at Yale University. This has been confirmed to Mercacei by Professor Tassos C. Kyriakides, who leads -together with his colleague Vasilis Vasiliou- this project.
2018/18/09 - A research group composed of several universities and institutions in Andalusia and abroad analyzed the behavior of consumers in their purchase decision when choosing between EVOO and refined olive oil. The study concluded that the effect of product alternatives is key to explaining consumer behavior. At the same time, the results showed that product knowledge and brand value are highly relevant in this field.

Interview with Antonio Luque, Presidente de Dcoop

2018/17/09 - Antonio Luque was one of the great protagonists of the XII Meeting of Responsible and Master Millers of GEA Group held last week in Úbeda (Jaén). The President of Dcoop, the largest olive oil Cooperative Group in the world, was interviewed by Mercacei, and his answers are worth reading. Luque didn't bite his tongue and cleared some of the issues that have placed his Group in the forefront of the news of the sector in recent weeks.