Daily Archives: September 25, 2014

  • Spanish olive oil exports exceed one million tons so far

    The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) and the olive sector have held a meeting of the Sectoral olive oil and table olives working group to analyze the market situation, from data provided by the Information and Food Control Agency (AICA) up to August 31st, from which it appears that exports are above one million tons.

    Figures for foreign sales recorded so far exceed those of the previous season in which 875,000 tons were reached as a whole. Specifically, according to information provided by the Ministry, the production of the current season could be the highest in the last ten seasons, without counting the record 2010/11 campaign.

    Regarding marketing, with a better export performance compared to recent seasons, we can find a balance in the outputs. Also the increase in prices for all categories, that started early this summer, will continue, while an adequate pace of exits will be maintained. As a result, according to the Magrama, an appropriate balance between resources and market outlets will be achieved and will cover the needs for the start of the new campaign.

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  • Seeking the secrets of the immortal tree that seduces the world

    Canadian writer and adventurer Julie Angus embarks through Olive Odyssey on a new and wonderful journey, but this time towards the secrets of the olive culture. Written for foodies, adventurers and even historians, this book is an ode to one of the foods which make the world fall in love and a passionate and fascinating biography of this ubiquitous fruit through the stunning landscapes of its origin. Here is an excerpt from the article published in Mercacei Magazine 80 in the Library section.

    “Every journey is a quest and a fascination for the world of the senses” (Anonymous). This quote could sum up the last adventure of the molecular biologist, adventurer, writer and photographer Julie Angus in the search of the secrets behind the liquid gold next to her husband Colin Angus. She indeed received in 2007 the prestigious prize Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic Magazine, having completed a world tour on foot, by bike, skis and rowing.

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    Canadian writer and adventurer Julie Angus embarks through Olive Odyssey on a new and wonderful journey, but this time towards the secrets of the olive culture. Written for foodies, adventurers and even historians, this book is an ode to one of the foods which make the world... 
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