31 Aug

14th Olive stone spitting competition in Cieza, Murcia

By h.b. Organisers say that 25,000 people attended the annual Olive Stone launching competition on the Paseo in Cieza, Murcia on Saturday. 285 people competed in this, the fourteenth edition of the spitting competition. The so-called Hueso de Oro, went to a local PP councillor, Teodoro García Egea, whose 18.76 metres is the fourth longest […]

29 Aug

Spanish company begins Chile’s largest Olive Oil business

By Naomi Bryant, Spanish-owned Peinsa has announced plans to build Chile’s largest olive oil business at a cost of US$200 million. The project contemplates putting 5,000 hectares of olive plantations into production in Region VII. The company began buying up land near Villaseca in January. It currently owns 3,200 hectares, with contracts to rent another […]

02 Jun

Would anyone like a slice of olive oil?

Spanish food scientists experiment with new textures and colours of olive oil. A team of researchers at CTAEX (Centro Tecnológico Agroalimentario de Extremadura) have given olive oil a whole new look and feel in the hope that this will diversify and extend the use of what many people in Spain call liquid gold. Spain is […]

04 Mar

Indo-Spanish Joint venture olive oil extraction unit proposed in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh will welcome the proposed Indo-Spanish joint venture olive oil extraction unit establishment in the interiors of the state to give boost to the professional cash crop cultivation. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today, after discussing the JV proposal to set up olive oil extraction unit in the state, said the border areas of […]

28 Feb

Spain: Arrests reveal major black market for stolen olives in the Antequera area

C. Martín / J.Cano Nine Rumanians, resident in Fuente de Piedra, have been accused of stealing thousands of kilos of olives and selling them for sums below the market price. Criminal organisations operating in Andalucía have found a new way of getting rich quick in the area’s abundant olive harvest. The Guardia Civil has recently […]