This is one of those posts that we never wanted to have to write. Our beloved Pilar Curto, our mother, yaya, friend… has left this world. She went away like great people do: saying goodbye to everyone. Speaking to all of us. Loving us all until the end She also left unexpectedly, in the early hours of April 25th. In the first few days after the loss, our entire family felt a great void. And sadness. Today, we still feel that void. But the sadness gradually turns into gratitude. And a desire to pay tribute to her every day, with...

On March 10th, “La Hora de la 1”, a popular morning TV show broadcasted by Spanish TVE, reported a new case of fraud in olive oil labelling. A number of commercial brands are being sold clandestinely in street markets, gas stations, and distribution warehouses in various parts of Spain, especially in Andalusia and Extremadura. These brands are named “Acebuche”, “Virgen del Guadiana”, “Cortijo del Oro”, “La Campiña de Andalucía”, “Galiaceite 2022”, “La Abadía”, “Villa de Jerez”, “Don Jaén Aceite 2019”, and “Imperio Andaluz”. The fraud consists of these oils not having passed the Sanitary Registry and being outside of any...

The World Olive Day (every Nov. 24) is an annual event that was launched in 2016 by the International Olive Council (www.internationaloliveoil.org). According to this International forum, the World Olive Day is aimed to spread the concept that the olive production is an agent in combating global warming, because olive growing has a positive carbon balance, sequestering more CO2 in its growth cycle than the greenhouse gases emitted in the production process of virgin and extra virgin olive oil. On the other hand, olive oil and table olives, are a proven source of nutrition and health, and key ingredients in...