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Olives grow again on Malta

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A green-fingered ex-jeweller with a mission to revive Malta's olive oil production practically from scratch, Sam Cremona munches on a tiny black "Bidni" olive and shows it off to visitors. 

The olive, which has a distinctive pointed and curved stone, is an indigenous species packed with anti-oxidants that has been around for at least 2,000 years but had nearly become extinct before Cremona began his quest.

"We lost the sense of it," said Cremona, who has acquired the deep tan of an outdoors labourer, as he prepared for this year's olive harvest on his farm some 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of the Maltese capital Valletta.

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