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Europe suffers olive oil disaster: How you can survive it
Europe suffers olive oil disaster: How you can survive it

If you’re a fan of great olive oil — particularly of oils from Tuscany and Umbria — you’d better get ready to start dipping into your wallet. That stuff’s going to get expensive. As a result of what the Italian newspaper La Repubblica is calling “The Black Year of Italian Olive Oil,” the olive harvest through much of Italy has been devastated — down 35% from last year.  And though the rest of Europe hasn’t been hit quite that hard, production in most countries is forecast to be far below last year’s.  One group projects Spain’s output to be half of last year’s record harvest, and the overall world...

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