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Aug. 18, 2015

France Announces Measures to Contain Xylella Fastidiosa Outbreak in Corsica

Following a confirmed infection of the deadly bacterium, the French ministry of agriculture has announced measures to contain its spread.

Aug. 16, 2015

Third Loan Package Reluctantly Approved by Greek Parliament

Further unsettling the Greek political landscape, the Greek Parliament and the Eurogroup approved a controversial package Friday.

Aug. 12, 2015

Texas Olive Growers Stake Their Claim

The Longhorn state has a long way to go to overcome California as America’s top dog in the olive and olive oil trade, but Texan farmers are planning to get there one step at a time.

Jul. 27, 2015

European Commission Publishes Xylella Fastidiosa Factsheet

The document points out that Xylella fastidiosa is one of the world’s deadliest plant bacteria and the only confirmed outbreak in the EU is in Apulia.

Jul. 27, 2015

Europe Increases Tunisia's Export Quota

Tunisia will no longer be subject to the monthly export quotas which were fixed by the European Commission earlier this year.

Jul. 27, 2015

Kalamata PDO Expands to All of Messinia

The European Commission approved the extension of the Kalamata olive oil Protected Designation of Origin throughout the Regional Unit of Messinia.

Jul. 27, 2015

Corsica Olive Trees Threatened as Killer Bacteria Hits Island

Mainland France is also in danger should the dreaded disease spreads, as up until now the only solution is to uproot trees.

Jul. 21, 2015

As California Grapples with Water Shortage, Olive Oil Producers See an 'Up Year'

Despite a wrenching drought and a widening debate over California's water supply, forecasts for the 2015 olive harvest are surprisingly upbeat.

Jul. 20, 2015

Nadal Serves in Campaign for Spanish Olives

The celebrated tennis star Rafael Nadal will be the face of a new campaign to promote Spanish olives around the world.

Jul. 18, 2015

Greece Accepts More Austerity to Avoid Chaotic Grexit

With its economy depressed and banks closed, Greece accepted more harsh austerity measures and reforms in order to begin negotiations with European institutions and the IMF for a third bailout loan, barely avoiding a Grexit.

Jul. 14, 2015

Five Years Later, UC Davis Report Still Sends Shockwaves

The bombshell report would prove to be a game changer, cited countless times to illustrate the exploits of unscrupulous olive oil producers.

Jul. 10, 2015

Shuffling Austerity Proposals, Greece and Creditors Seek Agreement

Days after Greek voters rejected a proposal for austerity measures, their government submitted a similar plan. Meetings this weekend could determine whether Greece will remain in the eurozone.

Jul. 10, 2015

Tunisian Olive Oil Exports Reach Record High

Record yields and huge demand from Italy and Spain launched Tunisian exports to new heights.

Jul. 9, 2015

India Set to Market its Own Olive Oil

Rajasthan prepares for its first-ever, large-scale olive oil extraction next month.

Jul. 3, 2015

Confusion, Controversy as Referendum Nears

After the surprising announcement of a referendum on creditors’ austerity proposal, Greeks struggle with capital controls and conflicting interpretations of the meaning of a yes or no vote on Sunday.

Jul. 2, 2015

Olive Council Looks for a New Leader

The International Olive Council (IOC) has begun a search for a new executive director to replace Jean-Louis Barjol, whose term ends in December.

Jun. 28, 2015

Tyrosol or Tyrosols: Greek Agency's Stance on Health Claim Comes Down to Semantics

A Greek agency's refusal to recognize tyrosol derivatives is based not on any scientific evidence, but on misguided wordplay.

Jun. 26, 2015

Tunisian Producer Gets $26M Loan from IFC

Conditionnement des Huiles d’Olive (CHO) has received a loan package of $26 million from the International Finance Corporation.