Organic Olive Oil
The United States Government makes no comment and takes no position regarding the relative benefits or harm that organic products may possess. The official U.S. government position is that the primary purpose of Organic Certification is its use a marketing tool by producers and sellers.
Traditional cultivation methods remain the same for growers because olive trees, by their nature, are dry cultivated without artificial fertilizers and amendments. Without irrigation modern chemically enhanced cultivation practices cannot be used. Most small farmers and producers can not afford to pay for organic certification and at the same time produce high quality olive oil.