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Disease threatens Italy’s once booming olive oil industry

Clip: 01/18/2020 | 8m 12s Video has closed captioning.

More than a third of olive oil in the U.S. comes from Italy, which has kept a longstanding reputation for quality. But the quantity of olive oil made in the south of Italy has been in sharp decline. A disease in the region of Puglia has been attacking olive trees, decimating the industry and causing Italy to import olive oil for the first time. Special correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

Aired: 01/18/20

Rating: NR

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