The problem is several terrible years in the making. Erratic weather in Spain, Italy and Greece, where the bulk of the world's olive oil is produced, has decimated crops. In Italy, unseasonably hot and muggy temperatures have attracted fruit flies and bacteria, damaging groves.
"We’re About to Suffer a Worldwide Olive Oil Shortage" is from the February 16, 2017 Food section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amanda Erickson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.