2019/20/03 - The International Olive Council (IOC) has just published the Mario Solinas Awards, in which seven Spanish EVOOs have been recognized in their different categories. In addition to Spanish juices, in this edition have been awarded extra virgins from Italy, Portugal and Tunisia.
2019/19/03 - The results of a research led by Oliver Gutiérrez, professor and researcher at the Department of Geography of the University of Málaga (UMA), and Luis V. García, senior scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), includes the first global potential distribution map of the Xylella fastidiosa and the first model of integrated exposure (suitability and dispersion) of this bacterium that causes decay and death in numerous species of woody crops, such as the olive tree.
2019/18/03 - The outstanding increase in global demand for olive oil is the most remarkable fact of the olive oil’s market evolution in the last 25 years, a consumption behavior indicating that not only is the olive oil sector not in crisis, but that it enjoys excellent health. According to the International Olive Oil Council, in the last quarter of a century, worldwide demand has grown by 50%, increasing from two to three million metric tons.
2019/15/03 - Researchers at the University of Saint Louis (United States) have discovered that the Mediterranean Diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance in just four days, as detailed in a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition .
2019/14/03 - The Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan will host next May 27 the second edition of the Forum Olio & Ristorazione, which, under the main theme "The Conscious Choice", will address the use of olive oil in gastronomy and restoration.
2019/13/03 - The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, said yesterday in Madrid that his Department, together with the Autonomous Communities producing olive oil, is following closely the situation of the market, which is characterized by a fall in prices, despite being a campaign with standard production, which also coincides with important production reductions in other Mediterranean countries.
2019/12/03 - Olive oil, like other typical foods of the Mediterranean Diet, is gaining ground and making its way into Norwegian homes and restaurants, according to a study by ICEX Spain Export and Investment.
2019/11/03 - In a group of healthy, but obese adults, eating olive oil at least once a week was associated with less platelet activity in the blood, which may reduce the tendency of blood to clot and block blood flow, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention - Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2019.
2019/07/03 - The IOC Executive Secretariat would like to invite experts and laboratory leaders working on possible contaminants in olive oils and olive-pomace oils to express their interest in participating in data collection and method validation.
2019/06/03 - The value of Spanish exports of olive oil exceeded 3,000 million euros in the 2017/18 campaign, 16% less than in the previous season but remained above the average of the previous four, according to the latest bulletin of foreign trade of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA).