France

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and ‘Fruite Noir’

New York olive oil merchant Steven Jenkins asks his friend in Provence about late harvest oils.

A Disappointing Olive Harvest in France

French olive growers are expecting the 2016 harvest to be disappointing as a severe drought hit the country during the critical summer months.
Special Report

Olive Harvest in France Threatened by Drought

A prolonged drought in the French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is threatening the olive harvest which has just begun in the region.

Corsica Rewards Grower for Olives Picked, and Those That Fell

A Corsican olive oil producer feared for her orchards after the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria was spreading on the island, but for the third consecutive year, Fabienne Maestracci was rewarded for the quality of her work.
Olive Oil Times Special

Olive Oil Scandal Uncovered in France

120 tons of Spanish olives were milled in Provence and sold with the prestigious AOP labels of the region.

France Cancels Tax Hike on Palm Oil

Indonesia threatened that it would not buy the military Airbus A 400M if the biodiversity law was adopted.
Special Report

Concerns About Dimethoate Ban Among French Olive Growers

Following a ban on the use of the insecticide dimethoate in France, French olive growers are concerned about the risk of damage to olive trees by the olive fruit fly, and increasing production costs.

France Cuts Proposed Tax Hike on Palm Oil

Growers in Indonesia and Malaysia protested strongly to the French Government and managed to slash a proposed surtax on palm oil before the law was finally passed.