Daily Archives: June 30, 2014

  • EVOO quality is the secret in the prevention of bladder cancer

    The extra virgin olive oil polyphenols suppress the invasive capacity of bladder cancer cells through the modulation of matrix metalloproteinases. Only an extra virgin of high quality, local produced and stored with care preservse maximum biological characteristics and the potential nutraceutical effects.

    From the italian olive cultivar Itrana the secret to the prevention of bladder cancer. Fundamental, however, the link with the territory and quality raw material to preserve biological characteristics and potential nutraceutical effects.

    The study was published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer.

    The research was conducted by the Department of Biotechnology and Medical-Surgical of University La Sapienza- Rome, with the contribution from the Italian League the Fight against Cancer (LILT), the Department of Industry of the Province of Latina.

    The extra virgin olive oil is made for 95-99% of triglycerides, rich in unsaturated fatty acids, and for a fraction of 0.4 to 5%, said unsaponifiable rich in polyphenolic compounds.

    Epidemiological data indicate that regular consumption of extra virgin was associated with a lower occurrence of cancer, including cancer of the bladder, suggesting the potential protective role of the polyphenolic fraction that is concentrated in the urine. Moreover, several studies have shown that phenolic extracts coming from the leaves or from olives, possess the ability to inhibit the growth of several human tumor cell lines.

    One of the main causes of death of bladder cancer is the formation of metastases.

    “In the study published in Nutrition and Cancer – says Professor Lendaro, Department of Biotechnology and Medical-Surgical of University La Sapienza- Rome – we focused our attention on the anti-migratory and anti-invasive properties of the polyphenolic fraction extracted from extra virgin olive oil, produced in the province of Latina from Olea europea L. cultivars var. Itrana. The cell models used to demonstrate the potential of this mixture are the two cell lines of human bladder carcinoma particularly “aggressive”.

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  • SUDOLIVE Asia - Shanghai - 29-30-31 October 2014

    Featuring for the first time: the Mediterranean Olive Oil Exhibition, SUDOLIVE Asia!

    A new Mediterranean Olive Oil exhibition pairs forces with VINISUD Asia, joining the two icons of Mediterranean lifestyle – wine and olive oil. Olive oil producers from all around the Mediterranean basin join their wine counterparts in the first top quality olive oil exhibition in Shanghai.

    Sharing the same high standards as VINISUD Asia, SUDOLIVE Asia brings together high quality olive oil producers and the top Asian olive oil professional visitors.

    Promote your Olive Oil in China and Greater SE Asia:
    – Join SUDOLIVE Asia and see your exports boom!
    – Find new partners!
    – Expand your business network!
    – Make your brand name known in Asia!

    Olive Oil Events you want to be part of:
    – Olive Oil Master Classes
    – Olive Oil testing area in the Mediterranean palace
    – Olive Oil uses in Asian cuisine matched with Mediterranean wines in our Food & Wine Corner

    Visit the website www.vinisud-asia.com, or check the dedicated page to get all the latest info on the long awaited olive oil expo

    Message from SUDOLIVE Asia organazers

    Dear Exibitor,

    This year we organize the first Edition of SudOlive Asia, taking advantage of the great success of Vinisud Asia last year and the increasing demand of Olive Oil during our wine fair.
    SudOlive Asia takes place in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from the 29th to the 31st of October 2014 in Shanghai, at the same time and place as Vinisud Asia. You will be able to benefit from the attractiveness of Vinisud Asia which last year gathered more than 5000 professionals. Due to its popularity in 2013 even more new professional participants will gather for this special opportunity.
    Our exhibition is strategically positioned as the first fair of the second semester, right after the Golden week, which is an important buying period just before the Chinese New Year.
    In Asia, buyers are not only interested in Mediterranean wine, but in Mediterranean culture and food as well, – fact that implies a growing demand in Olive Oil as was already noticed last year.

    We therefore invite all the Olive Oil producers of countries around the Mediterranean to participate in this first edition.
    China is the world’s 6th largest importer of olive oil with a growth of 38% in 2012. More and more Chinese are realizing olive oil is healthier than all other cooking oils, resulting in a surge of imports in recent years.
    Moreover, we are also inviting for this edition, significant buyers from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and others Asian countries.

    In particular our actions for 2014:
    VIP invitations to 200 of the main importers and distributors from every province of China, and the biggest Asian markets, like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, who will also take part in B2B focused meeting programs
    A dedicated program of activities, master classes, food and wine corner, Olive Oil corner.
    Mediterranean Palace: a free tasting space for all our professional visitors, where each producer can showcase one of their products with no extra cost
    A quality selection of visitors, with a strict pre-registration procedure and paid entrance
    Exhibit at SudOlive and meet motivated professional buyers interested in Olive Oil.

    Hoping to welcome you,
    Do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information,
    Best regards,

    Alexandre Lasserre
    Wine & Olive Oil Division
    ADHESION ASIA
    Tel.: +86 21 5877 0857*57
    Mail: alexandre.lasserre@adhes.com
    Website: Asia – Shanghai

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  • Confirmed the good performance of olive oil commercialization in Spain

    Spanish representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) and the olive sector held yesterday in Madrid the first meeting of the Sectorial Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives to analyze the market situation, from the data provided by the Information Agency and Food Control (AICA). At the meeting, all those present confirmed the good performance of olive oil commercialization, especially through export.

    This good performance outlines a reassuring outlook for the Spanish sector, as it indicates that the market is taking a record production of olive oil; while in the case of table olives pace of commercialization is still lower than the previous year, with export and domestic market declines, according to the Ministry.

    Representatives of Magrama detailed the work being done by this Department towards the development of the national legislation of producer organizations and associations. On this regard, the Department conducted an initial proposal with the main elements of the regulation of organizations, which will be discussed extensively with the sector over the next months.

    The Ministry informed the industry about the review process of calculating the carbon footprint of olive oil and table olives, which is being carried out within the European Union (EU).

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