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New Study Tracks Populations and Movements of Major Xylella Carrier

Tracking spittlebug movements throughout their lifespan, researchers have made recommendations to help curb the spread of the pest.

In Italy, Hiking Through the Olive Groves

Italy's third annual “Walk through the olive trees” combines heart-healthy exercise with the chance to learn about production and taste local extra virgin olive oils.
Production

Program in Puglia Fosters Healthy Food Choices, Sustainability

Through hands-on instruction and visits to local farms, Cinzia Rascazzo helps people live healtheir lives.

Pruneti: Quality Craftsmen in the Heart of Chianti

In a rural stretch of Tuscany, dominated by vineyards and olive trees, Gionni and Paolo Pruneti combine centuries of agricultural know-how with the latest milling technology to produce extra virgin olive oils on the land of their ancestors.

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Olive Harvest Underway in Italy

Some producers are already at work, while many others are getting ready for a new olive oil campaign committed to the highest standards of quality.
Special Report

Italy’s New Agriculture Minister Pledges to Stem Spread of Xylella

At a meeting with olive oil industry representatives, Teresa Bellanova expressed her commitment to curb the spread of the bacterium, help affected famers and millers, and maintain a constant dialogue with Brussels.

Italian Village Provides Local Olive Oil for Student Snacks

In the southwestern village of Stella Cilento, children will enjoy an afternoon snack of bread and olive oil provided by the town, after helping with the harvest.