Sustainable Ways Have the Future
It has become clear to us that the olive tree is central to Greek history, culture and cuisine. “With attention to natural production methods, use of renewable energy and good working conditions it is quite possible to buy olive oil that is reasonably sustainable”, Floris concludes. “I agree, although improvements are still possible in terms of transport and packaging”, Ivar adds. You can incentivise producers to adopt more sustainable methods if you buy organic extra virgin oil. If olive trees are treated with respect instead of poisoned for short-term profit, you get a poison-free product, and hopefully the Greek gold can be enjoyed for thousands of years more.