Though it is not a recent issue, we would like to share an anecdote that we lived with some concerns several months. It was the (favorable) resolution of a paradox. We would like to tell you from the beginning, to show you how important it is to have an active voice in political decisions process. At the end of the year 2018 the Spanish Ministry of Health announced that it would be launching a new food labeling system, to make it easier for consumers to determine the quality of the products they were buying. Thus, instead of the usual traffic...

We would like to share an interesting news about three events that will happen in a few days. They are very landmarks in the schedule of those who, like us, love everything related to the culture of olive trees and oil. First of all, we would like to highlight that on November 29, the 9th Millennial Olive Tree Congress will be held in Ulldecona (Tarragona). The program will include valuable conferences and workshops on oil-tourism, the conservation of ancient olive trees, the European cultural routes and the management of agrocultural heritage. Experts from all over Spain and, especially, from the...

Besides the problems with olive-trees plundering we have previously reported with Salvem lo Montsia Association, a new and great concern has appeared in our industry. It is the sum of four conjunctural factors that have come into play and put the job of thousands of Spanish producers at risk. This crisis can end up aggravating the plundering and the loss of economic, natural and cultural heritage. These are the increasing competition, the fall in the consumption of oil, the moderation of the prices in the market and the fall of the income of the producers. Last July, some 20,000 Andalusian...

We are happy to announce that we will launch officially next September our new website https://raldafriends.ch/, that is specifically aimed at our friends and adopters from Switzerland. As we always say, ours is a family project whose roots, heart and hands are located in Godall (Tarragona, Spain). However, the idea was originated in Geneva, where we have the 50% of the team that we, the Ralda brothers, make. We also have many great friends and adopters in Switzerland who like to enjoy the sun, health and the wise gastronomy of our Tierras del Ebro. However, as Switzerland is not part...

As we have already told you, one of the most painful problems nowadays in the Tierras del Ebro region is what we call the plundering of olive trees. It happens when our centennial and millennial olive trees are indiscriminately uprooted and sold to agents around the world so they can use them to better decorate the gardens and properties of rich people, companies or institutions. For years, the “Salvem el Montsià” platform has been denouncing a situation that is considered an irreparable loss for our landscape, our environment and our economic and cultural heritage. Until now, this wealth can be...