August 10, 2015 – Lido Pizzo, Italy: Olive trees show signs of infection by Xylella fastidiosa. Scientists estimate that one million olive trees in Puglia are infected with the Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium who contributed to a 35 percent drop in the region ‘s olive oil production last year. The bacterial outbreak, probably arrived in Italy with plants imported from Costa Rica and which has destroyed citrus trees in Brazil and vineyards in California, poses a new danger for all of European agriculture.

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