The olive oil shortage is coming, says Walter Zanre, boss of Filippo Berio UK, the nation’s best-selling olive oil brand, and it will be much worse than anyone realises. Two of the world’s largest olive oil producers have endured consecutive years of bad harvests: in Spain, an unusually hot and dry summer just led to the worst harvest in nearly 20 years. While Italian producers have suffered an outbreak of the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria among olive groves, with more than a million trees infected. 

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