NaturalNews – Jonathan Benson – Italy Plans to cut down thousands Of Olive Trees To Fight Infections; Counterfeit Oil Surge Expected To Hit Market – 28 April 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Olive tree growers in Italy, where a bulk of the world’s olive oil is produced, are protesting a government plan to chop down thousands of olive trees in an attempt to stop the spread of xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium, which causes olive trees to shrivel and stop bearing fruit, threatens to substantially reduce olive oil production in the Puglia region, which currently generates some 11 million tons of olives per year.

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