EU paying loads to fight olive tree killer


Described as “one of the most dangerous plant pathogens worldwide,” Xylella fastidiosa is attacking olive trees. Besides olive trees being super cool, the EU needs them because the EU is the largest global consumer and producer of olive oil. There was a workshop in Brussels to brainstorm how to get rid of the pathogen, and that’s when the EU announced that they would spend 7 million euros ($7.5 million) to fund research.

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