Nov. 20, 2023
Made from the local Lucques and Olivière varieties, Languedoc becomes France’s ninth extra virgin olive oil to receive Protected Designation of Origin status.
Nov. 9, 2023
A new European Union-wide set of rules governing PDO and PGI food products will focus on the online protection of the name and reputation of the products.
Nov. 6, 2023
Yields are expected to rebound after last year's historic lows. However, rising prices will hamper exports and consumption.
Sep. 25, 2023
Despite the pledge, analysts point out that Ursula von der Leyen expressed no clear intention in her speech to boost the E.U.’s initiatives on sustainability and climate neutrality.
Sep. 6, 2023
Early detection across the European Union remains at the forefront of the struggle against the bacterium as officials are hopeful about new research, methods and tools.
Aug. 17, 2023
The new law, approved with a razor-thin margin, requires member states to introduce measures to restore twenty percent of land and sea by 2030.
Feb. 16, 2023
While there is no immediate food security threat in Europe, the report found that many different factors affect food production and could upset food availability.
Jan. 17, 2023
An open letter to the E.U. Commission warned against further delays in the adoption of front-of-pack nutrition labels. The letter was signed by the European Heart Network, European Public Health Alliance, Consumers Organization and many others.
Jan. 11, 2023
The E.U. will release more than €13 billion from 2023-2027 to back the Greek agricultural sector. However, new provisions in the policy are alarming some farmers.
Nov. 30, 2022
Brussels reviewed olive oil classifications, labeling and marketing. The simplified rules aim at a more homogeneous E.U. olive oil market.
Nov. 14, 2022
The Commission's plans include excluding fertilizer producers from natural gas rationing, financial aid for farmers and the liberalization of international fertilizer trade.
Feb. 9, 2022
Despite the November 2021 ruling from the World Trade Organization, the United States has yet to drop its anti-subsidy tariffs on Spanish ripe table olive imports.
Jan. 17, 2022
The combined €55 million in funding comes as officials in the Italian olive oil sector call on the European Commission to end its duty-free import quotas from Tunisia.
Dec. 22, 2021
A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Dec. 20, 2021
Interested parties will have until March 7, 2022, to participate. About one-third of the comments already published have come from the four main olive oil-producing countries.
Dec. 16, 2021
Production and exports are expected to surge in Spain and Portugal. Italy will see modest production gains and fewer imports. Production in Greece is projected to fall.
Dec. 6, 2021
Supporters of the new Common Agricultural Policy said it will more fairly distribute funds to small farmers. Opponents said it does too little on climate change.
Nov. 20, 2021
The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.
Nov. 8, 2021
Among the main tenants of the plan are animal welfare, emissions reduction and front-of-pack nutrition labeling. It will now be up to the European Commission to propose the formal legislation.