2017/10/02 - More than 672,000 hectares of organic olive groves were cultivated globally in 2015, compared to the 627,008 hectares cultivated a year earlier, accounting for 6.5% of the total area of this crop, according to the 18th edition of the "World of Organic Agriculture, a report published by the Organic Agriculture Research Institute (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
2017/09/02 - We have just launched Mercacei Magazine 90, an issue in which we immerse ourselves in the feminine universe of extra virgin olive oil by means of eleven professional women committed to the olive sector, of which Spain is the leader both in surface and in production. Looking back, we must not forget the role of women in the history of olive cultivation and its important work in the field of agronomy, olive oil production, biology, research, chemistry, engineering, tasting or design, plots in which they have made their way, demonstrating day by day their passion for extra virgin olive oil, flagship of the Spanish gastronomy and one of the most valuable foods of the Mediterranean Diet.
2017/08/02 - The extraction of the oil generates a high volume of vegetal residue with which the research group led by the professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB) Marta Cascante has contributed to develop a new additive for the health and food sectors thanks to its antioxidant and antiproliferative properties. The project, transferred to the company Biomaslínic, has been awarded with the Antoni Caparrós Prize for the best project for the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation.
2017/07/02 - The global consumption of table olives in recent years has multiplied by 2,7, increasing by 182.0% over the period 1990/91–2016/17, according to data from the International Olive Council (IOC).
2017/06/02 - A research project, developed under the Olive Oil MBA of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA) and executed under the scientific prescription of professor and strategic consultant Juan Vilar, has concluded that the most productive olive groves in the world, regarding 56 producing countries, are those in Spain, with an average of 530 kg. of oil per hectare for the last 10 campaigns.
2016/03/02 - The Studies University of Bari "Aldo Moro" and the Polytechnic of Bari, in collaboration with several companies of Puglia (MBL Solutions S.R.L., Auriga S.P.A.; DE.OL. S.R.L.; Olearia Pazienza S.R.L.; y Promis Biotech S.R.L), organized the past December the first demonstration workshop of the innovative ultrasonic system for the extraction of extra virgin olive oil in oil-mill, a result of the project Perform Tech, financed by the Puglia region, thanks to the support of the Regional Technological Cluster for Innovation.
- A month after its release, the EVOOLEUM app
has managed to position itself as "the EVOO app", with thousands of downloads worldwide. Thanks to its version in Spanish and English and to its modern and intuitive design, it has never been easier to discover which are the 100 best EVOOs in the world and everything related to the extra virgin culture. To celebrate this success, and until the next version is released with the results of 2017, the EVOOLEUM app
, the Guide of the 100 Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the World recognized at the EVOOLEUM Awards, the International Awards for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can be downloaded for free in both Apple Store
and Google Play
2017/01/02 - Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, and José Ángel Alda, Head of the area of Psychiatry at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital (Barcelona).
- The Sol d'Oro Northern Hemisphere Competition is the occasion hosting Veronafiere's new initiative designed to provide knowledge tools to help expand the Italian olive oil sector and exports of quality extra virgin olive oil. There will be four work sessions and registrations are already open. EVOO Days
boast the patronage of the Accademia dei Georgofili and the National Olive and Olive Oil Academy. The event will also be attended by the International Olive Council with its Executive Director.
2017/30/01 - The European Commission (EC) has estimated the Community production of olive oil during the first quarter of the year will stand at 888,417 tons, decreasing by 41% regarding the same period of last season. In the case of Spain, production stands at 542,956 tons, compared to the 887,400 tons registered between October and December of the 2015/16 campaign.