12 Apr

Spitting Olives in Murcia

By h.b, A mixture of politicians, sportsmen and journalists are expected to take part in an olive stone spitting competition to be held in Murcia on Saturday. One of the organisers of the event, which will be held in the Plaza Cardenal Belluga has said that all the main party leaders, and even the King […]

12 Apr

SOS Cuetara plans to increase olive oil output, stabilize prices

SOS Cuetara SA said it is modernizing cultivation methods to help stabilize olive oil prices and increase production. In a statement outlining a new strategic plan, the edible-oil refiner said that some 10,000 new hectares will be planted annually on land that is either bought through investment funds, rented or accessed through agreements with farmers. […]

10 Apr

Spain: expert olive oil producers perform their age-old alchemy turning black fruit into gold

Deep in Andalucian olive country, expert olive oil producers perform their age-old alchemy, turning black fruit into gold. by Arpi Shively, The charmed life of a ripe Nuñez de Prado olive begins on a crisp late November morning above the town of Baena in Cordoba province, in the heart of Andalucian olive country. Over the […]

10 Apr

50% of Italian olive oil sold in supermarkets is made from olives of unknown origins.

Slow Food/Coldiretti on Italian Oil : Made from 50% of Olives harvested abroad. 50% of Italian olive oil sold in supermarkets is made from olives of unknown origins. This is because law 204 from 2004 has still not become official for Italian oil producers which would make it mandatory to indicate the area of cultivation […]

04 Apr

A Mediterranean diet could prevent childhood asthma

Children who eat a Mediterranean diet packed with fruit, vegetables and nuts are less likely to develop asthma and allergies, say researchers. A study carried out on the Greek island of Crete found eating high quantities of traditional foods such as olive oil could protect youngsters from wheezing and other allergic symptoms. [Source] Click here […]