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07/04/2014 - The tiny Waiheke Island (New Zealand) hides an unimaginable treasure inside: a couple of hectares of irrigation olive groves cultivated with care and attention by its owners, John and Margaret Edwards, an adorable couple whose love affair with extra virgin oil olive emerged during their frequent visits to Spain and other Mediterranean countries in the 60s. We publish an excerpt from the article dedicated to them in Mercacei Magazine 79.

07/03/2014 – We already know the dates of some of the most important national and international trade fairs to be held during 2015. All of them aim to promote the olive heritage of each area, as well as the latest innovations in machinery and scientific progress, and to recognize the effort of quality olive oil producers.

07/02/2014 - Featuring a new image, the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE) is already preparing its fourth edition to be held from 12 to 13 March 2015 at IFEMA in Madrid, where major international buyers and quality olive oil producers will meet.

07/01/2014 - Spanish extra virgin olive oil producers crossed the ocean once again to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show, held between 29 June and 1 July in New York. Innovative offers, business meetings and the sofi Awards ceremony conducted one of the largest U.S. food fairs.

06/27/2014 - Spanish representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) and the olive sector held yesterday in Madrid the first meeting of the Sectoral Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives to analyze the market situation, from the data provided by the Information Agency and Food Control (AICA). At the meeting, all those present confirmed the good performance of the of olive oil commercialization, especially through export.

06/30/2014 - Pedro Larumbe (Lerin, Spain, 1953) landed in Madrid in 1981, after taking his first steps as a chef in his native Santander and Navarra. Lover of his job, the creativity of this extra virgin lover is based in classical and contemporary cuisine fusion, always respecting raw material. Here is a brief extract from the interview with this chef in Mercacei Magazine 79 inside our Gourmet Experience section.

06/26/2014 - The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, said yesterday that the Government's action in this term is to "promote the enormous potential of olive oil, a healthy product whose consumption can grow worldwide".

06/25/2014 - Consumption of olive oil in Spanish homes climbed a slight 0.3% year on year (yoy) in April to 35.66 million liters, while spending on this product stood at 96.03 million euros, 7.46% less than the same month of 2013, according to the latest data from Food Consumption Panel of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama).

24/06/2014 - A research study conducted in mice affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative neuromuscular disease, shows that, after ingestion of an enriched with extra virgin olive oil diet, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, all of them show improvements in the engine and muscle behavior and increase their survival rate.

06/27/2014 - The company from Córdoba (Andalusia) Muela-olives, S.L. is at the top, for the second year in a row, of the World's Best Olive Oils ranking of the most awarded EVOOs in the world. Created in 2012 by the German expert taster Heiko Schmidt, this website is the result of cross-checked data of the major international extra virgin olive oil competitions in both hemispheres.

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