Oct. 23, 2023
The olive fruit fly constantly threatens crop yields, olive oil quality and farmers' livelihoods.
Jul. 19, 2023
Researchers at the University of California are testing a range of insecticide products for efficacy in controlling olive fruit flies.
Jul. 25, 2022
The Commission had proposed an ambitious plan to cut pesticide use in half by 2020. Nearly half of E.U. member states oppose the move.
May. 9, 2022
The use of several popular pesticides will be prohibited in Croatia after the 2022 harvest. Instead, traps, mineral treatments and other agents can help protect olive trees.
Apr. 6, 2022
Spanish researchers have worked to develop new technologies in response to what some of the industry's largest stakeholders said they needed most.
Nov. 30, 2021
Research about the impact of eating non-organic food led many to report that a Mediterranean diet may not always be healthier than a Western one. Some experts disagree.
Aug. 24, 2021
Health campaigners are outraged with the EFSA’s conclusion, accusing the food safety authority of bending to pressure from industry.
Aug. 2, 2021
With few viable alternatives, farmers will have to find new ways to cope with the olive fruity fly this year.
Jul. 30, 2021
The European Commission awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant to the University of Jaén to research new methods to curb the spread of the deadly olive pathogen.
Apr. 29, 2021
A report by the European Food Safety Agency shows contaminant levels on olives among the lowest of all foods available to consumers.
Sep. 22, 2020
Roughly 80 percent of olive fruit fly populations on the mainland have genes that confer resistance to one of the most popular pesticides.
Jul. 21, 2020
While the prohibition on dimethoate-based pesticides was delayed until October, farmers and their supporters argue that no alternative treatments are available in time for the 2020 harvest.
Feb. 29, 2012
Giza-based executive manager Khalil Nasrallah says the company receives far more inquiries about its pesticide-free than its certified organic ones.