Price at source for Spanish oil in March were 20% higher than the previous year; In Italy, 73%

Oil prices in Spain in recent weeks continue to increase steadily, although they have slightly declined in the last week, ending at the end of March 2017 at € 3.84 / kg, a + 20% increase over the same period Year, as reported by the IOC (International Olive Council) in its last bulletin. If we compare this price with the maximum value of the third week of August 2015 (4.23 € / kg) has a decrease of -9%.

In Italy, and according to the same source, the prices at the beginning of the oil from mid-August begin an upward trend that has not stopped ceasing and that in mid-February 2017 broke the barrier of 6 euros / kg to the end March 2017 (€ 6.14 / kg), representing an increase of + 73% compared to the same period last year. Leer más Sobre Price at source for Spanish oil in March were 20% higher than the previous year; In Italy, 73%

The decline in world production places Spain as a reservoir of olive oil and will keep prices stable

Spain will return to the 2016/2017 olive-growing season as the world’s olive oil deposit by offering more than half of the production of all producing countries, estimated at around 2.5 million tonnes, according to sources of the sector, which recognize that this situation will keep current prices stable.

Spain, with a little less than 1.3 million tonnes of olive oil (1,270,000 until the end of March), will supply a large part of world demand, as there have been notable decreases in production in the main countries of the Mediterranean basin, in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Tunisia or Morocco, among others.

EVEN IF NATIONAL PRODUCTION WILL FALL ABOUT 9%, IN THE REST OF THE WORLD THE DECREASE WILL BE OF 20%

Spain will produce about 9 percent less than the previous one, in which it obtained 1.401.000 tons of olive oil, while world production will decrease by more than 600,000 tons, a decrease that is quantified in the orbit of 20 percent. Leer más Sobre The decline in world production places Spain as a reservoir of olive oil and will keep prices stable

Bio products gain ground in the shopping cart

Booming. Although the area to grow organic products declined last year, consumption, number of industries and operators in Andalusia increased.

Andalusia has an enormous potential in organic production. It is the leading producer in Europe. Half of the surface with this label in Spain is Andalusian. And, in addition, the sector is in luck because the consumer, finally, looks for bio products for the shopping cart even though they are more expensive than the conventional ones. And not just outside of Spain. Leer más Sobre Bio products gain ground in the shopping cart

“Cooperativas de Andalucia” warns that Spain will nurture the world oil market with a “technically zero stock”

Agri-food cooperatives of Andalusia has recently held a sectoral meeting of olive oil in which it has analyzed the latest data on the evolution of the harvest worldwide. The federation has verified that, due to the agroclimatic conditions that occurred in the campaign, the production estimate made at the beginning of the campaign can hardly be fulfilled, which will cause Spain to feed the world olive oil market with a “stock Technically zero. “ Leer más Sobre “Cooperativas de Andalucia” warns that Spain will nurture the world oil market with a “technically zero stock”

Do you know wich tomatoes help against colon cancer?

In the article published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, researchers explain how tomato compounds, such as lycopene, act against the development of tumor cells originating from the colon, preventing its proliferation.

Researchers from the Chemistry of Biomolecules and Food Processes at the University of Almeria have confirmed in vitro cell lines that tomato extracts have activity against colon cancer. In addition, they have verified that some varieties act more intensely than others against the proliferation of cancer cells. The study also points out the benefit of olive oil in conjunction with tomato. Leer más Sobre Do you know wich tomatoes help against colon cancer?

Jaén gets one of the ten best olive oil productions in 30 years with half a million tons

The province of Jaén, the most olive oil producing area in the world, is going to get one of the ten best olive oil productions of the last 30 campaigns in the 2016/2017 olive oil season, because it will produce 500,000 tons. Interim data from the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) indicate that at the end of last February production in the province of Jaén reached 490,000 tonnes, a figure that will increase slightly when the definitive figures of this harvest of the olive are included . Leer más Sobre Jaén gets one of the ten best olive oil productions in 30 years with half a million tons

Why should we choose organic food?

“Decanting for organic food is not a fad. There are many different reasons why it is fundamental that people change their lifestyle and opt for organic and really healthy food. ”

Environmental Health and Climate Change

According to Cornell’s Department of Entomology, only 0.1% of applied pesticides achieve their goal. The other 99% only produces a negative and degenerative environmental impact. Waterways and farmland are contaminated by Leer más Sobre Why should we choose organic food?

The Cheeses of the Sierra de Cádiz, near to get the UE Protected Designation of Origin

The Sierra de Cádiz could soon have a new stimulus of great value for its recognized and award-winning cheeses, through the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). To this end, on Tuesday, March 7, members of the Association of Cheese Producers of the Sierra de Cádiz met with institutional and technical representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Andalusian Government, who guaranteed their full involvement in To advance so that in a short time, even this year, that Denomination of Origin is a reality with beneficial effects. In the region of the Sierra, 70% of the artisanal cheese factories of Cadiz are concentrated. This sector of handmade cheese is made up of more than a Leer más Sobre The Cheeses of the Sierra de Cádiz, near to get the UE Protected Designation of Origin

Oil prices are close to the barrier of 4 euros, but are still far from the Italian 6 euros

The prices of olive oil at source seem to have no brake – each week they advance, slowly but inexorably – and the extra virgins are heading towards the psychological threshold of 4 euros, far from the ceiling reached in August 2015 (4, 23 euros) and Italy, where they approach 6 euros.

 

Producers, cooperatives and mills profit from this bonanza, which, on the contrary, can lead Leer más Sobre Oil prices are close to the barrier of 4 euros, but are still far from the Italian 6 euros