In Latest Bid for Relevance, Council Seeks to Standardize Competitions
Facing waning interest in its own olive oil competition, the International Olive Council will offer to endorse rival events that abide by its rules.
Russian Olive Oil Imports Slip
After steady growth over the past 15 years, Russian olive oil imports are lower in year-to-date figures released by the International Olive Council.
Tunisian Olive Sector Benefits from Japanese Cooperation Project
A Japanese development project underway in Tunisia aims to support the development of olive oil products and promote the export of Tunisian olive oil.
Rajasthan Studies Viability of Olive Leaf Tea
The government of the Indian state of Rajasthan is exploring the possibility of producing tea with the leaves of the olive tree.
Drought Rages On in California
While golf courses and cemetery lawns go brown and cars get dirty, no cutbacks were imposed on the huge agriculture industry.
Olive Oil Flows Through Expo2015 and Beyond
Olive oil will be on stage both inside the Expo area and in other locations which will welcome visitors with tastings, meetings and food tours.
Olive Oil Authenticity Testing Underway in UK
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) selected Campden BRI to test and analyze all types of olive oils imported into the UK.
EU Approves Measures to Combat Xf
The European Union (EU) has approved reinforced measures proposed by the European Commission to prevent the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.
Tracking the Quality of Moroccan Olive Oils
A study published in the journal Food Chemistry set out to establish the quality of olive oil samples produced in North Morocco.
Olive Tree Felling Starts in Apulia Amid Protests
The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal to cut down 11 million olive trees to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.
Destructive Bacteria Detected in France
The French agriculture ministry’s fears have been realized with the detection of a coffee plant infected by Xyllela fastidiosa at a market in Rungis, a suburb of Paris.
France Bans Vegetables from Apulia
France announced a ban on vegetables and plants from Apulia region of Italy over fears that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium may spread.
Lack of Consensus on EU Measures to Stop Outbreak in Salento
Experts from the 28 EU member states in failed to reach a consensus on the measures to contain the spread of the bacterium.