Articles about Italy
After Bruising Season, Italy Combats Fraud and Invests in its Future
The minister of agriculture organized a meeting with stakeholders to "relaunch" a core sector of the Italian economy.
Olives Reach New Heights in Valtellina
One of the consequences of rising temperatures is that it's now possible to cultivate olive trees where it was previously unthinkable.
Seggiano Suspends Olive Tree in City Wall
In Seggiano (Tuscany) you can visit a Museum where an olive tree producing the local olive oil (Olivastra saggianese variety) was installed
After the Olive Fruit Fly and Bacterial Blight, the Dreaded Starling
There is little relief in this "Black Year" for Italian olive oil with challenges seeming to come from every direction.
Planeta’s Cooking Secrets
The Sicilian wine and oil producers have let go of their closely-held family recipes.
Apulia Asks Italian Government for Help with Olive Tree Epidemic
The president of Apulia sent a letter to the Italian Prime Minister for an urgent meeting over the year-long Xylella fastidiosa epidemic.
Eight Accused in €3M Sale of ‘Italian’ Olive Oil from Unknown Sources
Following the case of untraceable oil seized in Tuscany, another scandal arising from the scarcity of Italian olive oil was uncovered this week.
Rome Journal: Teaching Kids About Healthy Eating
The importance of healthy eating from a young age is seen as a necessity in Italian culture. Italy is one of the healthiest countries in the world and the key lies in the education of healthy eating at a young age.
3,200 Gallons of Untraceable Olive Oil Confiscated in Tuscany
The Italian State Forestry Corps seized a truck carrying 3,200 gallons of olive oil without a certificate of origin
Rash of Olive Oil Thefts Reported in Italy
Following a rise in the price of olive oil, there have been growing reports of olive thefts taking place in olive-growing regions across the country.
Researchers Extract Olive Oil Pigments to Detect Frauds
A faster and cheaper method to detect olive oil fraud has been devised by Italian researchers at Pisa University.
Umbrian Farmers Find Little to Celebrate
Umbrian farmers are in no mood to celebrate this year's dismal harvest. Many will simply leave the olives to rot on their trees.
Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles
The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.