Resolution Calls for Stronger Action to Prevent Spread of Xf
The European Parliament called for the introduction of incentives for producers implementing preventive measures.
Slow Food Launches First Olive Oil ‘Presidium’
Slow Food has launched the first "presidium" to promote the environmental, health and economic value of Italian extra virgin olive oil.
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.
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.
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.