2019/16/12 - The Board of Directors of the Interprofessional Organization of Spanish Olive Oil has addressed the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, to urgently request a meeting in which they will address the "very serious" situation in the olive oil sector.
2019/13/12 - In 2012, Olive Oil Lovers was launched, an initiative resulting from the passion of its founder Joanne Lacina for extra virgin olive oil. It is not only an e-commerce website that offers a complete selection of the best EVOOs in the world but a platform for the American consumer to know and deepen everything that surrounds the world of EVOO. In an interview with Mercacei, its promoter and president delves into the objectives of this initiative, as well as the evolution of the consumption of this product in the United States.
2019/12/12 - What is "not seen" is not sold. The notoriety of the packaging is therefore crucial for the consumer to buy a product, taking into account that 70% of the purchase decisions are before the linear. Therefore, optimizing the design of the packaging can generate an average increase of 5.5% in sales compared to the previous packaging, according to Nielsen, who has just presented the Design Impact Awards, the prizes for the ten most impressive packages of 2019.
2019/11/12 - By 2030, the European Commission (EC) expects the EU olive oil sector to grow in productive capacity. Thus, production will increase by 1.1% per year on average, reaching 2.4 million tons in 2030, compared to 2 million tons in 2019. Also, domestic consumption could grow in non-producing countries, while that strong demand in traditional and new markets will favor an increase in exports.
2019/10/12 - The celebration in Madrid of the Climate Summit (COP25), which will end on December 13, is serving, among other things, to highlight the commitment of Spanish society for a sustainable future. But also to claim the role that the agricultural sector has as a safeguard of the environment. In this sense, the olive grove is a magnificent example of how an entire sector works to fight for a greener future.
2019/05/12 - The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) will host on December 12 a Forum organized by the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) on prevention and control of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain in the context of climate change.
2019/04/12 - A new type of olive oil developed by the Group of Bioactive Compounds, Nutrition and Health of the Institute of Fat (IG), center of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Seville, has proven its usefulness as a functional food in prevention of type 2 diabetes. It is a functional olive oil enriched in oleanolic acid, which already has a shared ownership patent between the CSIC and the Andalusian Health Service (SAS).
2019/03/12 - A group of researchers, led by the University of Jaén, has identified bacteria present in table olives that limit the absorption of toxic metals during digestion.
2019/02/12 - After a very bad year, Ismea's first estimates for this new campaign, made in collaboration with Unaprol, point to an olive oil production of 321,469 tons, 83,8% more than in the previous campaign.
2019/29/11 - The Unesco General Conference has approved at its 40th meeting, which took place in Paris from November 12 to 27, the celebration of eight new world days, including the "World Olive Day", which will take place every November 26.