pesticides

Apr. 29, 2021

Olives Among Foods with Lowest Level of Pesticide Residues in Europe, Study Finds

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

Olive Flies in Spain Are Immune to Common Pesticide, Study Finds

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

Farmers Warn Pesticide Ban Jeopardizes Italy's Olive Oil Production

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.

Advertisement

Apr. 8, 2020

Pesticide Levels in Olive Oil Continue to Decline

According to the European Food Safety Authority, only 19 of 3,167 olive oil samples exceeded established pesticide residue levels.

Feb. 21, 2020

Under Fire, Bayer Seeks to Demonstrate Transparency

Bayer says it will open laboratory studies of new pesticides to outside observers amid mounting legal challenges.

Jul. 16, 2019

Use of Dimethoate to be Banned in EU

The European Commission will not renew an earlier approval of the active substance dimethoate.

Oct. 17, 2017

Spain Tests Artificial Intelligence to Manage Fly

A predictive model using artificial intelligence has been developed to help farmers with pest management and ultimately improve production and reduce pesticide use.

Jan. 16, 2017

A Better Method for Controlling Wild Olive Trees in Australia

A more affordable and time-saving method for culling wild olive trees in Australia has been found in basal bark spraying.

Dec. 19, 2016

Australian Farms Face Threat From Deadly Sap-Sucking Bug

The Olive Lace Bug has impacted Western Australia and is threatening to spread further into the country.

May. 2, 2016

Concerns About Dimethoate Ban Among French Olive Growers

Following a ban on the use of the insecticide dimethoate in France, French olive growers are concerned about the risk of damage to olive trees by the olive fruit fly, and increasing production costs.

Aug. 27, 2013

Spain Considers Trial Release of Genetically-Modified Olive Flies

Genetically-modified olive flies will be released in a Catalan olive grove if a field trial is approved in Spain.

May. 28, 2013

Europe to Push U.S. for Solution on Olive Oil Pesticide Limits

Pesticide residue limits for olive oil will be raised during trade talks in September, according to Italian Member of Parliament Sergio Silvestris.

Mar. 25, 2013

Detained Italian Olive Oil Cleared by FDA

Large shipments of Italian olive oil were cleared when its shipper, Certified Origins, was removed from the FDA's "Red List."

Advertisement