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May. 12, 2022

Court Halts Removal of Xylella-Infected Millenary Trees in Puglia

Local agricultural associations protested a local court's decision and said it would result in further damage to the region’s olive trees.

May. 11, 2022

Syngenta CEO: Ukraine Crisis Calls for Shift Away from Organic Farming

Erik Fyrwald warned that focusing on following organic agriculture protocols instead of sustainable practices will exacerbate global food insecurity.

May. 9, 2022

Italian Police Seize €170,000 of Mislabeled Olive Oil

Italian authorities said they prevented 2.3 million liters of virgin and refined olive oils labeled as extra virgin from entering the market.

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May. 5, 2022

Italian EVOO Reaches the International Space Station

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brought four Italian monovarietals to the ISS, which will be used for a series of experiments and food preparation.

Apr. 25, 2022

Olive Oil Production Continues at Historic Home of Emperor Hadrian

The annual production of centuries and millennia-old olive trees promotes Villa Adriana’s historical and cultural importance to Italy’s capital region.

Mar. 25, 2022

Warm Winter and Water Shortages Complicate Harvests for Some Italian Farmers

Olive growers hope that the warm winter does not lead to an early spring bloom followed by a late freeze, as happened in 2021.

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Nov. 29, 2021

Critics of Nutri-Score Demand Reform to Ratings of PDO and PGI Foods

Officials in France, Italy and Spain want specialty products to be treated differently than processed foods by the labeling system.

Nov. 10, 2021

Producers in Southern Italy in Crisis as Challenges Mount

From the hot and dry summer to the Covid-fueled labor shortages and unrelenting spread of Xylella fastidiosa, many farmers in Puglia find themselves in an emergency.

Oct. 1, 2021

Italian Olive Oil Exports Doubled in Last 20 Years

Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti said an increasing appetite for the Mediterranean diet was fueling exports, but warned a new labeling program could lead to setbacks.

Sep. 16, 2021

Brexit Leads to Sharp Decline in UK Imports of Italian Foods

Officials in the Italian agriculture sector worry that increased bureaucratic hurdles may also lead to an uptick in food fraud.

Sep. 1, 2021

Italian Olive Growers Suffer Through Long Summer of Drought, Wildfires

Coldiretti estimates that wildfires cost the Italian agriculture sector at least €1 billion in damage. Olive growers blame climate change for longer, hotter and drier summers.

Aug. 16, 2021

Europe Approves Olio Di Roma PGI for Italy’s Capital Region

The new geographical indication will include parts of all five provinces of the central Italian region of Lazio, covering an annual production of about 10,550 tons.

Jul. 23, 2021

One-Fifth of Italy at Risk of Desertification, Irrigation Experts Warn

With less rain and water-saving infrastructure lacking, experts warn that the water crisis in Italy costs farmers €1 billion per year.

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Mar. 21, 2020

Olive Oil Sales Jump While Italian Economy Shrinks From Covid-19

Italians are shopping in masks and gloves, but they're still shopping, and buying more than they used to. Olive oil sales in Italy have jumped 22 percent since Covid-19 hit, and stores are finding that Mediterranean diet staples are now the top sellers

Jan. 31, 2020

Italy Approves €300M Fund to Fight Xylella

Better late than never, the Italian government will fund a €300 million-plan to fight Xylella fastidiosa through eradication, replanting, research and restoration.

Sep. 4, 2019

Optimistic Forecasts for Harvest in Italy

Under the current conditions, the yield could exceed 315,000 tons -- lower than the average of the last decade, but still better than in recent years.

May. 6, 2019

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.

Jul. 5, 2018

Italian Consortia Sign Major Agreement, Triggering Backlash

An agreement signed in Rome by Coldiretti, Unaprol, Federolio and FAI S.p.A. includes measures which stirred protests among representatives of the Italian olive oil sector.

Mar. 5, 2018

Will the 'Beast From the East' Affect Olive Groves?

As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.

Mar. 31, 2017

Fifth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The annual report on organized crime in agriculture confirmed the efficiency of Italian law enforcement with greater international cooperation.

Aug. 15, 2016

A Smear Campaign Against Tunisian Olive Oil

Tunisian representatives and others are speaking out about a campaign to tarnish the reputation of the country's olive oil after Europe raised import limits to help with its economic recovery.

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