Italy’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria

ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) – Poor weather and disease have killed millions of trees and decimated yields in Italy’s olive country, and consumers can taste the differenceOn a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier.

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