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Aug. 29, 2016

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.

Aug. 11, 2016

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.

Jun. 28, 2016

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.

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.

Mar. 8, 2013

Olive Oil Based 'Marseille Soap' in Danger

The most famous soap in the world has many imitators, and now the makers of authentic Savon de Marseille are beginning to fight back.

Dec. 10, 2012

Promising Results for New Test for Pesticide Residues in Olive Oil

Biosensors that appear to offer a cheap and fast way to detect insecticide residues in olive oil have been developed by a team of French and Moroccan scientists.

Sep. 12, 2012

Olive Oil Not Always Local at Provence Markets

Sometimes the olive oils sold at local markets throughout the South of France are anything but local, and French producers say customers are being tricked.

Aug. 28, 2012

Socca (No Ball Required)

The traditional Niçois dish resembling a crispy pancake is made from the most basic of ingredients: olive oil, chickpea flour, water, salt and pepper – it’s simple to make, and delicious.

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