France

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 Scandal Uncovered in France

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

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Xylella Fastidiosa Continues to Spread in Corsica

The spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium on the French island of Corsica has been a cause of concern since the first case was detected last summer in Propriano.
Special Report

Another Case of Xf in France

The new infections have been identified as belonging to a sub-species called multiplex, which is not harmful to olive trees or grape vines.

France Publishes Report on Xf in Corsica

The report confirmed plants to be infected by Xylella fastidiosa and citrus plants are not at risk from the particular strain.