Just for a moment, we would like to bring you some positive news. Therefore, we offer you a review of the various benefits of olive oil for health and well-being. We have been collecting them from articles published both in academic researches and media. The key is that more and more Olive Oil properties are being discovered every day. However, these were well known by our ancient ancestors. Even in the times of the Egyptian Empire. Anti-inflammatory From the Spanish e-newspaper El Confidencial, we have learned that the University of Kanazawa, in Japan, proved that oleic acid has the ability...

This years first piece of news is good! It is very probable that extra virgin olive oil has become one of the trendiest gifts in the United States las Xmas season. The news was anticipated by the Interprofessional Spanish Olive Oil association at the end of December, and it took into account the efforts of three international promotion campaigns, such as Aceites de Oliva de España, Olive Oil World Tour and The Taste of Maximum Quality. If the figures support this increase in sells, the data would represent a huge success in the international promotion of Spanish olive oils. Under...

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...