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.
California Olive Oil Pioneer, Nan McEvoy
When anyone told Nan Tucker McEvoy that something would be tough, or that is simply could not be done, she had a knack for going out and proving them wrong.
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.
U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon
A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.
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.
Class Action Against Filippo Berio and Bertolli Importer Moves Forward
A judges found a "reasonable consumer could be deceived" into thinking the defendant's oil was from Italian olives, when it in fact was not.
France Pledges Aid for Olive Oil Sector
French olive producers affected by this year's poor harvest will benefit from new financial aid measures proposed by the French ministry of agriculture.
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.