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Jan. 3, 2016

Mueller Connects Unseemly Events in Italian Olive Oil Sector

Investigative author Tom Mueller finds a common thread running through the stories of greed, corruption and crisis in Italian agriculture.

Jan. 1, 2016

'60 Minutes' Looks at Olive Oil Adulteration in Italy

This Sunday, the most successful program in U.S. television history will delve into the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil in Italy and mafia involvement in the agricultural sector.

Dec. 22, 2015

Silvio Muccino Ad Promotes Italian Foods in U.S.

A commercial directed by Muccino is part of the largest campaign ever to promote Italian-made foods in the world's largest market.

Dec. 17, 2015

Europe Approves Draft of New Rules to Prevent Spread of Plant Diseases

New reg­u­la­tions to curb the influx of killer plant pests such as the fatal olive tree dis­ease Xylella fas­tidiosa, have been pre­lim­i­nar­ily approved by mem­bers of the European Parliament. MEPs infor­mally agreed to the pack­age of new mea­sures dur­ing high-level talks in Luxembourg yes­ter­day, December 16. The interim deal intro­duces pre­ven­tive mea­sures for impor­tant plants,

Dec. 16, 2015

Researcher Calls for Greater Vigilance to Stop Killer Disease Ravaging Groves in Puglia

Disease expert Giovanni Martelli said he would need a ‘crystal ball’ to know what will happen with the Xylella fastidiosa outbreak across Europe.

Dec. 15, 2015

Paul Miller Steps Down as President of Australian Olive Association

After 14 years as the AOA leader, Miller moves on to expand his work internationally.

Dec. 14, 2015

Farmers in Spain Seek Stop to Duty-Free Imports from Morocco

COAG Andalucia raises concerns over Moroccan olive oil imports after the annulment of 2012 EU trade agreement.

Dec. 14, 2015

Spain’s Express Harvest

A lack of rain and warm weather lead to a short harvest and potentially lower olive oil production levels.

Dec. 14, 2015

India's Changing Views On Olive Oil

Rajneesh Bhasin, the president of the Indian Olive Association and managing director of Borges India, discusses the fast-changing dynamics of the Indian olive oil market.

Dec. 11, 2015

Italy 'Not Respecting Obligations' to Eradicate Xylella, EU Says

The eradication of diseased trees have not been sufficient to reassure the EU that Italy is doing all it should to contain the outbreak.

Dec. 11, 2015

String of Thefts Rattle Olive Farms in Spain

Farmers are carrying out night-time patrols in some areas and calling for support from the local authorities after a rash of brazen robberies.

Dec. 10, 2015

Consumer Group Prepares for Class Action in Wake of EVOO Fraud Scandal

The consumer group Codacons is offering free registration to those who say they've been affected by the latest scandal involving the sale of substandard olive oil.

Dec. 10, 2015

In Morocco, a Program to Improve Agricultural and Industrial Practices in the Olive Sector

Representing five percent of the country's gross domestic product, olive production is one of the focal points of the Green Morocco Project, or Plan Maroc Vert.

Dec. 8, 2015

Global Olive Oil Consumption Slips 7 Percent

World consumption for the 2014/15 crop year was assessed at 2.85 million tons, while in Europe consumption fell by 11 percent to 1.5 million tons, accounting for most of the downturn.

Dec. 7, 2015

Harvest Will Not Recoup Low Stocks in Spain

A report by the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network estimates that production in Spain this season will not make up for the depleted stores.

Dec. 3, 2015

Police Uncover 7,000-Ton Olive Oil Fraud in Italy

The oil was sold on the Italian and international markets, in US and Japan, with the statement '100 percent Italian' on the label for an illicit turnover estimated to be in the "tens of millions of euros," according to the State Forestry Corps.

Dec. 2, 2015

Olive Council Elects New Leader

The Council of Members nominated Abdellatif Ghedira, a Tunisian, who was selected among a group of applicants including Moroccan and Spanish candidates.

Dec. 2, 2015

European Commission Issues New Guidelines on 'Joint Selling' of Olive Oil and Other Foods

The new guidelines set out three "efficiency-based" derogations to EU antitrust rules that allow producers to jointly sell and set prices, volumes and other terms under certain conditions.

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