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Health

Xylella Fastidiosa Appears in Israel

The notorious crop-waisting scourge, Xylella fastidiosa appears in Israel, but it’s not yet time to panic.

Thousands Protest Low Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Riot police escorted demonstrators toward Andalusia's seat of government as angry olive growers and oil producers aired their grievances about low prices and a perceived lack of government interest.

Sonar Seen As a New Method for Detecting Fraudulent Olive Oil

Sonar isn't just for finding submarines or mapping the ocean floor, it can now tell us about the purity of our olive oil.

ASAJA Jaén Calls on Local Governments to Waive Property Taxes for Olive Growers

The agricultural organization argues that town and local governments int he province have waived taxes in year's with bad droughts, when olive crops were low, and should do so again this year in order to protect local farmers from low prices.
Special Report

First Estimates for 2019/2020 World Olive Oil Production Released in Spain

Spanish crop will likely drop, but better yields are expected in Italy and Greece as well as an increase in the global overall production.

CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Rise for Seventh Consecutive Year

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached nearly 415 parts per million, representing the highest seasonal peak ever recorded, as well as the second largest annual increase in 60 years.
Olive Oil Times Special

Rallies Planned to Protest Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.

Annual Conference on Med Diet Returns to Nation’s Capital

A variety of health and olive oil industry professionals will gather in Washington, D.C. at the end of June for the annual Mediterranean Diet Roundtable conference.