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European Union

Puglia Mandates Pesticides In Fight Against Xylella, Sparking Protests

To combat the spread of the olive-killing Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, Italian agricultural officials are telling farmers to use pesticides to kill the disease's vectors, three spittlebugs, but this mandate has sparked protests and outrage.

Chemical Authentication Process Can Verify Olive Oil Origins

A three-year research project from Italy's University of Salento has yielded a new chemical imaging process that could certify the origins of olive oil blends.
Business

Unusual Weather Could Be Problematic for California Olive Crop

A warm winter followed by several spring cold snaps have led to fewer olive trees blooming in central California.

7th ‘Extrascape’ Honors the Landscapes Behind the Brands

The seventh edition of the contest took place during the international food exhibition Cibus.
European Union

S. American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Wins

Producers from four countries touted the success as proof of the high quality of South American extra virgin olive oil.

UC Davis Introduces Growing, Milling and Branding Master Class

The UC Davis Olive Center is introducing a new class on olive growing, milling, and branding in June, bringing expert instructors together for a two-day immersion through classroom and field instruction.
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A Record Number of Awards for Tunisian Olive Oil

Following a record 38 entries, Tunisian olive oil producers take home 11 awards at the 2018 NYIOOC.

54 Greek Olive Oils Awarded at NYIOOC

Greek producers earned more awards at the 2018 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition than ever before.