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Agrifood 16-04-2020

Market measures, Farm to Fork reschedule, ‘milk lakes’

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Although requests for market intervention measures in response to COVID-19 are legitimate,  the...
Agrifood 31-10-2019

New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.
Agrifood 15-05-2019

EFSA: No cure for olive plants pest, the whole EU is at risk

In two opinions released on Wednesday (15 May), the EU Food Safety Agency confirmed that there is still no known way to eradicate the xylella fastidiosa from a sick olive tree. Control measures can contain the disease, but they have to be applied, EFSA's director told EURACTIV.
Agrifood 10-06-2016

Italian olive-growers denounce ‘Pontius Pilate’ EU plan

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has officially backed drastic measures adopted by the EU to combat a bacteria infection that is decimating Italy's olive crop. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
Agrifood 30-03-2016

EFSA confirms cause of Italian olive crop destruction

A study published yesterday (29 March) by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium is responsible for the large-scale destruction of Italy's olive crop.
Agrifood 16-02-2016

Italy demands EU protection for tomatoes

On top of an increase in imports of Tunisian olive oil, Italy is also worried about competition from Moroccan tomato growers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Agrifood 10-02-2016

ComAgri wants Commission olive oil plan changes

The European Commission's proposal to allow the sale of 35,000 tons of duty-free Tunisian olive oil in 2016 and 2017 has once again come under fire. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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