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World News: Italy
Italy | 9 July 2015
Farmers angered after Italy culls 45 olive trees

Italian authorities have cut down 45 olive trees in an effort to combat a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in southern Italy, the EU's second biggest producer of olive oil, in a move that has an...


Italy | 11 June 2015
Iran’s major agriculture hub attracts Italians

An Italian producer of agriculture equipment is investing in Iran’s northwestern Moghan which is a major hub in the country’s food industry, local media report. The Nardi Group will soon open an o...


Italy | 19 January 2015
Genetically modified wheat is in the works again, but are we ready for it?

At the heart of Monsanto’s global research operation is a structure with a rather ordinary name. But on the fourth floor of Building GG is a room where the future of wheat may be changing. The faci...


Italy | 6 November 2014
Italian floods hit agriculture, draw accusations of neglect

Floods coursed through Italy on Wednesday, damaging agriculture and reviving a controversy over environmental neglect. Italy's agricultural heartland in the fertile north was particularly heavily h...


Italy | 24 October 2014
Italian agriculture suffers serious losses amid Russian ban

Temporary import restrictions on cattle, swine and poultry by-products imposed by Russia will cost Italy 3.2 euro (some $4 million) a year, Coldiretti, a major association of Italian agricultural prod...


Italy | 3 October 2014
Italian growers investing in greenhouses to protect their crops

The French greenhouse manufacturer Richel has already been working for 25 years in Italy, with the main market being that of vegetable production. Arnaud Franceschini, regional director of exports, ex...


Italy | 1 September 2014
Italian farmers call for bear to be shot

An Italian brown bear has 'gone rogue' and is now indulging in killing for killing's sake, farmers in the Dolomite mountains claim. The male bear, nicknamed "Blondie" for its pale fur, has killed d...


Italy | 27 August 2014
Italian farmers call for reintroduced brown bears to be shot

One bear killed four donkeys in the mountains of northern Italy, while another mauled a man who was out looking for mushrooms – now Italians are wondering where the next rampage will come from. A s...


Italy | 2 June 2014
Exports soar as Italy's rice fields find 'niche markets'

The rice fields around Vercelli in northern Italy stretch as far as the eye can see with the snow-capped Alps behind. The first shoots coming up will eventually end up as fragrant risotto on gourm...


Italy | 29 May 2014
Paltry fine for poultry criminals

Scottish egg producers have been 'slapped in the face' by the small fine imposed on Italy for ignoring EU rules on battery cages. Italy was found guilty last week of failing to comply with rules ou...


Italy | 28 April 2014
Farmers in Italy want an end to bear hunting ban

Arriving home late at night at the guesthouse that they run in the mountains of Italy’s South Tyrol region, Markus and Karin Kerschbamer knew instantly that something was wrong. Instead of being gr...


Italy | 1 April 2014
Italian firm buys WA dairy company

Italian dairy giant Parmalat has bought control of Western Australian milk and fruit juice company Harvey Fresh. Harvey Fresh, established in the farming town of Harvey, south of Perth, in 1986, is...


Italy | 20 March 2014
Mafia-glorifying food must stop, say Italian farmers

Celebrating the mafia through food brands named for mafiosi, such as Al Capone pasta or Don Corleone liqueurs, is in very bad taste and must stop, Italian farm organization Coldiretti said Wednesday. ...


Italy | 17 January 2014
Farm machinery and sustainable agriculture must evolve together

Farm machines have revolutionized agriculture and reduced drudgery for millions of farm families and workers, but the machinery of tomorrow will have to do more than that – it will also have to contri...


Italy | 19 December 2013
Italy’s ‘pitchfork’ protesters demand government’s resignation

Thousands of protesters furious about high unemployment and a political class they regard as corrupt rallied in central Rome on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Enrico Let...


Italy | 11 December 2013
Italian farmers stage nationwide protest

Tension escalated in Italy as groups of farmers, truck drivers, and other anti-government demonstrators have staged a nationwide protest, causing major transport disruption in the north of the country...


Italy | 6 December 2013
Italian farmers protest food imports

Italian farmers have staged rallies outside the parliament to protest the government’s economic policies that allow food imports, used to make classic Italian products such as pasta and mozzarella che...


Italy | 5 November 2013
Italy's corn production commodity

Just when we think things can’t get any nuttier in the anti-GMO universe, that the ultimate in craziness has been achieved, along comes another episode in wackiness. This particular story of keepin...


Italy | 3 September 2013
Italian poultry worker tests positive for avian flu

A man who works with poultry in Italy has tested positive for avian influenza following outbreaks among birds on farms in the northern Emilia Romagna region, the Italian Health Ministry said on Monday...


Italy | 29 August 2013
Italian tech to hit Zimbabwean agricultural market

Imported technology from Italy is being offered to the Zimbabwean agricultural market, following collaborations with products which are being showcased at a local event. Italian agro-industrial com...


Italy | 29 August 2013
Italy moves to control poultry farm avian flu outbreak

Italy is trying to contain an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza - 'bird flu' - on three poultry farms, with the European Commission and EU governments having backed a set of "very stri...


Italy | 9 July 2013
Italy leads world in food purity, says farmers group

Italy leads the world in terms of food purity, according to Coldiretti. In a study released Monday, the Italian farmers association said only 0.3% "of the country's agricultural products tested over t...


Italy | 21 June 2013
Italian farmers face fines for violating milk quota

The European Commission has ordered Italy to collect €1.4 billion in fines from dairy companies for exceeding EU milk production limits over a period of 15 years, money the government has already paid...


Italy | 18 June 2013
Italian island prison rehabilitates criminals through agriculture

High on a hillside overlooking the azure sea on a small Mediterranean island, two brawny men toil under the sun in a vineyard that has just released a 50-euro ($66) wine destined for the tables of top...


Italy | 3 June 2013
Italy wants to ban GMO: "very positive signal for the Made in Italy"

Italy wants to adopt the safeguard clause of foreseen by the art.23 of the directive 2001/18/CE and/or adopt the protective measure following art. 34 of the regulation (CE) n.1829/2003. “The fact t...


Italy | 23 May 2013
Another weekend of bad weather jeopardizes crops

Since January, almost double the amount of rain has fallen in Northern Italy with compared to 2012 and there were 50 days more of bad weather. In addition, the violent storms of the last few days have...


Italy | 10 May 2013
Quality agriculture can help tackle crisis: Italian experts

Italy's economic crisis has not spared agriculture but unions are convinced that quality-oriented policies can boost the industry, experts told Xinhua in a recent interview. Though agriculture was ...


Italy | 9 May 2013
A Ban on Some Italian Cured Meat Is Ending

The United States Department of Agriculture will relax a decades-long ban on the importation of many cured-pork products from some regions of Italy starting May 28, greatly increasing the number and v...


Italy | 25 April 2013
Genetic resources play crucial role in food security – UN agricultural agency

ROME, Italy ---With climate change affecting agricultural productivity and growing populations demanding more food, it will be crucial for countries to preserve and share genetic resources to ensure f...


Italy | 7 March 2013
More people working in Italian agriculture

In 2012, agriculture was the sector that in Italy, recorded the highest number of employees. With a record increase of 3.6% over the previous year. This is a positive trend that has affected all a...