A recent study by Portugal’s Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests has revealed that millions of birds are killed by large scale olive oil production in the Mediterranean basin. Read the full story here.
Ottawa-based Ilias and Sons, specializes in producing organic non-GMO olive based products. They take pride in being a small, quality-focused olive grove. Their trees are some of the oldest in the region and range from being 30 to over 1000 years old.
When asked about their harvesting methods, they replied:
“We do not harvest at night nor do we have these expensive harvesting machines being used in large scale production. We do everything by hand.”
You can find their oils and olives on our shelves. See more about their production methods here.