2015/03/17 - A study by the University of Jaén analyzes the beneficial effects of maslinic acid in immune cells called macrophages, involved in the inflammatory response that occurs in some cancers.
2015/03/16 - The fourth edition of the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), held on 12 and 13 March at IFEMA Madrid, has consolidated this event as a reference on the olive sector having echieved a growth of 25% in the number of visitors from 38 countries, and bringing together more than 100 mills.
2015/03/17 - The European Union (EU) has fixed the allocation coefficient to be applied to applications for import licences for olive oil lodged from 2 to 3 March 2015 under the Tunisian tariff quota and has suspended the issue of import licences for the month of March 2015, as it was published on Official Journal of the European Union last Saturday.
2015/03/12 - More than 100 Spanish mills (Andalusia, Castilla La-Mancha, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands) and others from Tunisia and Greece are meeting today and tomorrow in Madrid next to buyers and professionals around the world, during the fourth edition of the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE), which predicts a growth turnout of 25%.
2015/03/11 - The ninth edition of Olio Capitale, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and by Expo Milano 2015, with hundred of labels and more than 250 producers from Apulia, Calabria, Tuscany, Lazio, Sardinia, Campania, Liguria, Molise, Abruzzo, the Marche, Friuli Venizia Giulia, awarded Italian EVOOs in the Concorso Olio Capitale 2015.
2015/03/10 - Biol International Prize, from 18 to 20 march, blows out twenty candles and celebrates its return from Andria to Bari. The twentieth edition of the largest worldwide contest dedicated to organic olive oil is organized by CiBi and promoted by Regione Puglia – Policies for Rural Development Department, Chamber of Commerce of Bari, The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the City of Andria.
2015/03/09 - The second edition of AoveSol has consolidated itself as a great event for the olive sector in Andalusia. Held in Benalmádena (in the Andalusian Gold Coast) from 5 to 8 March, has brought together about fifty producers who have expressed their satisfaction both by the audience and by the sales and contracts made during the four days.
2015/03/06 - Between 1990/91 and 2014/15 world consumption of olive oil increased 1.7-fold. The most salient aspect of this trend is the regular growth of consumption in non-IOC member countries whose share of world consumption expanded from 11 pc to 24 pc between the starting and closing seasons of the reporting period, as highlighted the International Olive Council (IOC) in its last report.
2015/03/05 - Spanish table olive exports reached a record in 2014 (364.8 million of kilos worth 711.5 million euros), according to the Exporters and Manufacturers of Table Olives (Asemesa). However, despite the increase in foreign sales, Spain lost market share.
2015/03/04 - Participants in the recent Savantes Programme in New York (25-27 February) have had a taste of the pressure expected at the inaugural North American Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasters Championship. The Championship will be held in Rosemont near Chicago on 26th August.