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Jan. 3, 2017

Making Olive Oil in France the Ancestral Way

Millers in the rural town of Coudoux, France, are perpetuating the ancestral way of producing olive oil to offer a traditional product that tastes the same as it did a century ago.

Dec. 1, 2016

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and 'Fruite Noir'

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

Nov. 23, 2016

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.

Mar. 22, 2016

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.

Feb. 19, 2016

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.

Nov. 27, 2015

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.

Sep. 28, 2015

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.

Aug. 3, 2015

2014 Production Woes Extend to France

While not at the scale of neighboring Italy and Spain, France shared the pain of the infamous 2014 harvest.

Mar. 3, 2015

Corsican Oils are 'Tree Harvested' or 'Old Style'

Corsican olive oil producers announced that their products will be labeled depending on whether the olives were picked or dropped to the ground.

Mar. 2, 2015

France Pledges Aid for Olive Oil Sector

French olive producers affected by this year's poor harvest will benefit from new financial aid measures proposed by the French ministry of agriculture.

Feb. 2, 2015

Olive Oil in France Rife with Deception and Fraud, Report Finds

Recent checks in France revealed widespread problems with falsely labeled olive oils.

Nov. 3, 2014

Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests

The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.

May. 13, 2014

Gold and Silver for France

Three French producers, submitting oils to the huge New York competition for the first time, took home three coveted quality awards.

Feb. 17, 2014

'Espérantine' Olive Oil Chocolates: Original and Full of Flavor

Francesco Martorana crafts Marseille's celebrated olive leaf-shaped chocolates with organic olive oil, almonds and mint.

Jan. 20, 2014

Fifty Years After Fortuné Arizzi's Vision, An Award-Wining Olive Oil

Fortuné Arizzi recognized the exceptional terroir of Les Mées and, fortunately for us, convinced his wife to invest in an olive orchard.

Dec. 4, 2013

French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic

French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic.

Jul. 10, 2013

In France, A 'High School of Olive Oil Tasting'

Fabienne Roux created a school for olive oil tasting in France, where she trains chefs and others in olive oil's finer points.

Jun. 25, 2013

Barjol Attends Trade Group Meeting in France

The director of the International Olive Council presented an update on world production, imports, exports and consumption.

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