Olive oil is naturally non-GMO. How is that possible? This is because there are no varietals available in the world today that are produced using genetic engineering. Therefore, all of the olive oil out there is going to be non-GMO — without evening trying.
Because olive oil is considered a low risk ingredient. A low risk ingredient is anything that is naturally non-GMO and therefore has no risk of cross-contamination with other GMO varieties. This means that they can skip the lengthy paperwork process and just sign off on the fact that the oil is low-risk to begin with.
Want to learn more about low vs. high risk ingredients? Read this article, High Risk Vs. Low Risk Non-GMO Project Verified Oil Ingredients.
Organic Extra Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil are a very similar quality oil, but one comes at a premium due to the organic documentation and certification process required by an independent USDA accredited agency. The olives are grown and the oil is produced in a very similar manner either way.
Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced in a very similar way to Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The oil is of the same quality as the Organic Extra Virgin and meets or exceeds all tested IOC standards for Extra Virgin. However, the primary difference is that the olive growing, harvesting and oil manufacturing has not been documented by an organic certifying agency. In reality, olive trees require little to no pesticides, so Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil most likely come from essentially the same quality of trees and are essentially the same oil. Our EVOO is Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Learn more: http://www.centrafoods.com/organic-vs-traditional-evoo