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EU must reconsider eradication plan for olive disease outbreak

EU must reconsider eradication plan for olive disease outbreak

The ancient olive groves of Puglia in southern Italy are being destroyed. The olive trees in this beautiful region provide much of the highly prized oil that Italy exports worldwide, but a devastating disease known as Olive Quick Decline Syndrome or CoDiRO, caused by an insect-borne bacterium - Xylella fastidiosa - is spreading across the region. The European commission and the Italian government have developed what many consider to be an irresponsible unproven plan to create a mile-wide exclusion cordon stretching from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea. The large scale use of pesticides and cutting down of trees that is central to this plan will see the extensive and extremely aggressive destruction of more than 230,000 hectares of land.

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The austerity hawks are defeated


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