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2018/26/11- Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) found that people who adhere to a Mediterranean diet have significantly slower rates of Amyloid beta (Aβ) accumulation in their brain. The build-up of Aβ is linked with the development of Alzheimer’s.
2018/23/11 - The headquarters of the International Olive Oil Council (IOC) in Madrid organized an international seminar on olive and climate change, which analyzed the positive environmental impact of this crop. In this forum, the participants -from the academic world, government institutions, research centers and international organizations- shared their vision on the real and positive effects of olive cultivation, an ecosystem that, according to this agency, captures CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it in the long term both in the plant and in the soil.
2018/22/11 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new qualified health claim for consuming oils with high levels of oleic acid to reduce coronary heart disease risk
2018/21/11 - The production of olive oil in Chile has reached 22,000 tons in 2018, which is 10% more than in 2017 (20,000 tons) and 46.6% compared to 2013 (15,000 tons), according to ChileOliva.
2018/20/11 - The Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Olive Pomace Oil Interprofessional (Oriva) have opened a new pathway for the prevention of Alzheimer's through a diet enriched with olive-pomace oil.
2018/16/11 - The Consorzio Olivicolo Italiano (Unaprol) has asked the Government for a National Plan 2.0 that combines innovation and modernity with the historical and cultural heritage of the olive sector in order to guarantee the future of the olive grove.

After the success of the last three editions, AEMO and Mercacei Publishing Group have announced that the registration for the fourth edition of the EVOOLEUM World’s TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils International Competition is now open. This is a unique contest in all of the World endowed with the utmost rigor that recognizes each campaign the 100 best extra virgins in the world -as well as publishing and promoting its results through the exclusive EVOOLEUM World's TOP100 Extra Virgin Olive Oils Guide-, and that has managed to position itself in just three editions as the Best Private Contest in the World according to the Ranking World Best Olive Oils. The deadline for registration and receipt of samples will close on February 27, 2019.

2018/15/11 - The Greek city of Thessaloniki will host from 7 to 9 April 2019 the third edition of Gourmet Exhibition, an event that promotes the excellence and richness of the Hellenic gastronomy based on extra virgin olive oil and other gourmet products. In its three editions, according to its organizers, this event has become one of the key trade events in the region.
2018/14/11 - A fungus that does not attack wood, but preserves it. It could sound strange, but it is possible. Elke van Nieuwenhuijzen will be receiving her doctorate 7 November for her study of black fungi on oiled wood that behave like a "biofinish". This layer colors the wood and protects it from wood rot and degradation by sunlight. An additional advantage: the fungus automatically repairs damage in the protective layer.
2018/13/11 - The Spanish Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, Maria Luisa Carcedo, announced yesterday the future implementation in Spain of Frontal Nutrition Labeling, which will serve as a reference for the nutritional quality of food and beverages, following the recommendations of various scientific societies, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU).
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