Jan. 3, 2016
Investigative author Tom Mueller finds a common thread running through the stories of greed, corruption and crisis in Italian agriculture.
Jan. 1, 2016
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. 17, 2015
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
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
After 14 years as the AOA leader, Miller moves on to expand his work internationally.
Dec. 14, 2015
COAG Andalucia raises concerns over Moroccan olive oil imports after the annulment of 2012 EU trade agreement.
Dec. 11, 2015
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. 10, 2015
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
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. 3, 2015
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
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.