Making Olive Oil Europe Acts to Stop Spread of Olive Tree Killer The European Union has banned the movement of some plants out of the Lecce, in Italy’s Apulia region, to help prevent the spread of the devastating disease which has already infected hundreds of olive trees there. Olive Council Examines ‘Legality’ of Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oils The growing range of extra virgin olive oils flavored with plant extracts poses a dilemma for the olive oil sector. Are they extra virgin? Fifty Years After Fortuné Arizzi’s Vision, An Award-Wining Olive Oil Fortuné Arizzi recognized the exceptional terroir of Les Mées and, fortunately for us, convinced his wife to invest in an olive orchard. The Toll of Climate Change on California Olive Oil Climate change has affected how, when, and where farmers in California plant their crops. Catalan Olive Oil Producers Find Saffron a Lucrative Sideline The world’s most expensive spice shows promise for the olive oil producers of Les Garrigues, in the province of Lerida in western Catalonia. Oxitec Still Pursuing Trial Release of GM Olive Flies in Spain A British biotech firm hopes a field trial of its modified fly will still go ahead despite recently withdrawing its application. Are Olives Next in the GMO Fight? Tempers are still high in California over the issue of genetically modified foods. So what about GMO olives and olive oil? An Olive Grove in Malta Sure, the small Mediterranean country is a perfect holiday destination, but Malta also has olive trees that are attracting attention. Early Harvest Release Brings Fresh Oils to New York New York’s first “early harvest release,” welcomed olive oil producers, chefs, and writers to taste new oils from Europe. French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic. Europe Puzzled by Olive Tree Epidemic Scientists are trying to determine how to prevent the spread of the devastating disease killing olive trees in southern Italy. Billionaire Bets on Olive Oil Quality Trend Domenica Fiore owner Frank Giustra is betting that consumers will learn to better discern quality and be willing to pay for it. © 2014 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.