National Geographic Xylella fastidiosa report

Italy's olive trees are dying. Can they be saved?

We've heard talk on the Xylella fastidiosa creating havoc around Italy and other countries. Olive trees are dying, other crops like vines and lavender (and about 300 more) are also affected and in a number of other Southern European countries the decease had been detected. At the same time Northern neighbour countries are dead scared to get the bacteria within its own boarders, therefore taking very strict preventive measurements.

"Can we be saved", is the somewhat apocalyptic title above a report by National Geographic. However damage is enormous already - in Southern Italy alone about 11 million olive trees are lost - and chances of spreading are real.

Check out the richly illustrated article at National Geographic

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