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Europe, China Agree to Protect Foods With Geographical Indication

Kalamata olives and various olive oils from Spain and Crete are included in the deal.

U.S. Leaves Paris Climate Agreement

On Monday the U.S. government announced its withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change, due to the economic burden of complying with the requirements.
Business

Algerian Runner Abed El-Hachemi Wins 7th Olive Tree Marathon in Sfax

El-Hachemi finished first again with a 2:44 finish at the 2019 Marathon of the Olive Trees.

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.
Europe

How to Find the Best Olive Oils Nearby

A new app helps you find award-winning olive oils at local shops.

Australian Exporters List 30 Trade Barriers Since Launch of New Register

In Australia, numerous trade barriers have been listed since the launch of a register that aims to identify challenges exporters face.
Production

EFSA Presenting Xyllela Research at Corsica Conference

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and other E.U.-funded projects are presenting the latest research on Xylella fastidiosa at a conference in Corsica this week.

Spain’s Harvest Estimates Continue to Grow

Previous predictions estimated that Spanish production would hover at about one million tons over the summer. The latest estimate predicts a 20-percent higher yield.