Bad weather and parasites batter European olive harvest, may push up olive oil prices

November 18, 2014 6:30 AM

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Bad weather and parasites batter European olive harvest, may push up olive oil prices

In this Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 photo, damaged olives hang in the grove belonging to Augusto Spagnoli, an oil producer from Nerola, 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from Rome. Italy’s 2014 olive harvest was declared by both producers and experts as the worst in history, due to adverse climatic conditions which helped the olive fly proliferate, thus destroying the olives before they could be harvested. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (The Associated Press)

In this Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 photo, Augusto Spagnoli, an oil producer, poses with his harvest during an interview with The Associated Press, in Nerola, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Rome. Italy's 2014 olive harvest was declared by both producers and experts as the worst in history, due to adverse...

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