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.
Expo Abounds with Quality Greek EVOO
At the Food Expo in Athens, efforts to produce high-quality EVOOs in the midst of economic crisis were finally paying off.
Europe Proposes Cutting Down Millions of Olive Trees in Italy to Fight Outbreak
The proposed measures would include eradication, buffer zones and a strict limit on the movement of young trees.
Olive Oil Consumption in Italy Slides to 25-Year Low
Italy and Spain are neck and neck for the top spot in total olive oil consumption, according to a report today by the International Olive Council.
Croatian MEP Proposes New Quality Measures
The European Parliament has proposed measures for the evaluation of high-quality extra virgin olive oils to protect consumers and producers.
Olio Capitale Takes Aim at International Markets
Trieste will host the 9th Olio Capitale, Italy's exhibition dedicated to quality extra virgin olive oil.
Olive Council Members Meet in 23rd Session
The International Olive Council (IOC) held the 23rd session of its Council of Members in Madrid.
Spain Dominates Booming American Market for Bulk Olive Oil
Bulk olive oil imports are replacing prepackaged shipments, according to figures released today by the International Olive Council (IOC).
Linking Chemistry with Italian EVOO Origins
Chemical compounds in Italian olive oils depend on the olive variety and cultivation site, according to research promoted by Unaprol.
Europe Increases Tunisia’s Export Quotas
The European Commission adopted a regulation adjusting the monthly quota for olive oil exports from Tunisia to the EU.