2018/13/09 - This is the main conclusion of the last Newsletter (July/August) published by the International Olive Council (IOC), which details that the country that most intervenes in this remarkable increase in imports of olive oil from outside the EU is Tunisia, which is growing by 118% compared to the previous period.
2018/11/09 - The Mediterranean Diet, with olive oil as the main source of fat, has been shown to be ideal for our health regarding the heart, the brain, bones... But, given the growing popular interest in the human microbiome and its role in health, various organizations and researchers are trying to determine the role played by olive oil in the human gut microbiome, while questioning whether it could be the starting point from which many of the healthy benefits of the Mediterranean food pattern come from.
2018/09/10 - After knowing the estimates of the International Olive Council (IOC), from Mercacei we gather in this article the first forecasts about the 2018/19 olive oil campaign in the main producing countries from consultants and international experts in the olive oil sector.
2018/14/09 - Deciphering the olive-growing culture of the Roman era through the olive bones found in Andalusia is one of the objectives of the archaeobotany projects that are being carried out since 2015 in the Santa Potenciana Hermitage of Villanueva de la Reina (Jaén). In the process of identifying the varieties found, the archaeologist Juán Nicás -Responsible for the excavation- told Mercacei that one of them corresponds to the variety Lechín de Granada.
2018/10/09 - The headquarters of the International Olive Council (IOC) in Madrid hosted on September 6 and 7 a preparatory meeting for the organization of a World Symposium -scheduled for December- on the scourge of Xylella fastidiosa. The purpose of the meeting will be to gather the results of the main research centers around the world to fight against this dreaded bacterium in olive groves.
2018/07/09 - The Spanish Trade Institute (ICEX) and the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Beijing will organize next September 12 in the Chinese capital the event Spanish Sensation 2018, an activity aimed at promoting Spanish food, among which will shine the extra virgin olive oil through a cultural pairing that will conclude with a flamenco show.
2018/06/09 - According to the Spanish association Unión de Uniones, the European Commission is in favor of extending the tariff concessions to Tunisia, which would allow the entry of olive oil to the EU at zero cost. The Tunisian government has requested the EU to continue this exceptional trade measures for olive oil that expired at the end of 2017.
2018/05/09 - Olive oil is subject in Spain to an accelerated process of banalization, which endangers the future of the entire agricultural and industrial system linked to this product. This is the main conclusion of a report published by the Instituto Coordenadas de Gobernanza y Economía Aplicada on the viability of the olive oil sector in Spain.
2018/04/09 - A research of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of the Mediterranean Neurological Institute (IRCCS-Neuromed) in Pozzilli (Molise, Italy) shows that an increasing adherence to the Mediterranean Diet reduces the risk of general mortality of people over 65 by 5%. Among the foods capable, in a Mediterranean pattern, of offering greater protection, extra virgin olive oil, stands out.
2018/03/09 - According to the report "The Olive Oil Market in Japan" developed by ICEX, Spain leads olive oil exports in Japan. Regarding volume, it is the main exporter in the three categories: virgin olive oil, olive oil and other oils, with 58.9%, 36.7% and 37.8% of share, respectively. In terms of value, Spain also occupies the first position. The document concludes that, since it is an expanding market for several years, "it seems possible to continue improving the position of Spanish oils" in the country of the Rising Sun.