2020/08/01 - Once again, Mercacei carries out a review of the national and international agri-food fairs and events that will be held throughout 2020 and that are interesting for olive growers and EVOO producers. Dont' miss these dates!
2020/07/01 - Researcher Maria Lisa Clodoveo, from the University of Bari (Italy), has launched a petition on the Change.org platform addressed to the Minister of Agricultural, Food, Forestry and Tourism Policies, Teresa Bellanova, and the Undersecretary for Agricultural Policy, Giuseppe L'Abbate, in which she claims a bill that prohibits the use of extra virgin olive oil as a loss-leader product in the large distribution.
2020/03/01 - A new study -whose findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN- indicates that following the Mediterranean Diet rich in EVOO may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function.
2020/02/01 - The International Olive Council (IOC) foresees that the world production of olive oil will be around 3,144,000 tons in the 2019/20 campaign compared to 3,217,500 tons estimated last October, which represents 2.28% less than in the previous season.
2019/27/12 - The year is ending and it is time to take stock of these months, so we wanted to rescue the 20 most read news of a complicated year for the olive sector -characterized by low prices at origin and the imposition of tariffs by the United States Government on Olives and Olive Olive of Spanish origin- but that has also left us moments of joy, novelties, good work and optimism. Are we ready to start 2020? Let's review this intense 2019 before.
2019/26/12 - An international team coordinated by researchers from the Institute of Sustainable Agriculture (IAS), center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Córdoba, has shown that a good part of the populations of the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria that have affected large areas of crops, such as the olive tree, vine and almond tree, and natural flora in Spain, Italy and France, come from the United States, specifically from California. The study has recently appeared in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and has been reviewed by the journal Nature.
2019/20/12 - A few days before the end of 2019, we have made a selection of the many studies and research projects that have been published throughout the year and that show that extra virgin olive oil is the most powerful ally for our health.
2019/19/12 - Olive oil continues to be a luxury product in South Africa and the market for this product in the country is still limited. Although its popularity is growing, it is consumed in less quantity than other oils such as sunflower, soybean or rapeseed oil due to its price, according to a study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment.
2019/18/12 - Researchers from the Institute of Sustainable Agriculture of Córdoba (IAS, CSIC) have identified the nematode species that parasitize Andalusian olive groves. The study has revealed the greatest worldwide diversity of these microscopic animals in the shape of a worm associated with olive groves, with a total of 128 species that decrease crop growth, particularly in young trees.
2019/17/12 - The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, claimed yesterday, during the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU), support measures for the agri-food sectors most affected by United States tariffs.