Special Report

France Publishes Report on Xf in Corsica

The report confirmed plants to be infected by Xylella fastidiosa and citrus plants are not at risk from the particular strain.

2014 Production Woes Extend to France

While not at the scale of neighboring Italy and Spain, France shared the pain of the infamous 2014 harvest.
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Corsican Oils are ‘Tree Harvested’ or ‘Old Style’

Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.

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.
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Olive Oil in France Rife with Deception and Fraud, Report Finds

Recent checks in France revealed widespread problems with falsely labeled olive oils.

Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests

The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.
Olive Oil Times Feature

Gold and Silver for France

Three French producers, submitting oils to the huge New York competition for the first time, took home three coveted quality awards.

‘Esp√©rantine’ Olive Oil Chocolates: Original and Full of Flavor

Francesco Martorana crafts Marseille's celebrated olive leaf-shaped chocolates with organic olive oil, almonds and mint.