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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.

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.

Aug. 14, 2012

French Association AFIDOL Blames Bad Weather for €300k Loss

The French interprofessional organization recently introduced stickers to help consumers identify olives and olive oil produced in France.

May. 22, 2012

France University Offers Degree in Olive Oil

Students in the University of Montpellier program can earn a Diplôme Universitaire (DU) d'Oléologie, or a university specialization diploma in olive oil.

Apr. 2, 2012

Olive Regions Work on Joint Strategy to Maintain EU Subsidies

A new olive oil lobby group is urgently preparing a position paper to protect its members from threatended subsidy cuts by the European Commission.

Feb. 13, 2012

Cooperative Run by Volunteers Preserves a Provençal Tradition

Volunteers run a small cooperative mill in the Provence. Life is not always easy but they are intent on keeping the Provençal tradition.

Dec. 11, 2011

French Consumer Magazine Compares Olive Oils, Finds Local Ones Better

French consumer magazine Que Chosir, gets in with the act, comparing thirty extra virgin olive oils sold in France and finding the ones made locally to be generally better (and more expensive).

Jul. 19, 2011

For French Olive Oil Producers, Less is More

Olive oil production in France is tiny compared to its neighbors and there's a "problem with notoriety." Jean Benoit Hugues shares what the interprofessional association Afidol plans to do about lifting the profile, and sales, of French olive oil.

May. 10, 2011

Olivier Baussan's Première Pression

The entrepreneur's newest project is a chain of olive oil shops emphasizing education and transparency.

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