Organic

In regards to food (both plant and animal) and other agricultural products (such as cotton), a term describing the absence of pesticides, hormones, synthetic fertilizers and other toxic materials in cultivation. In some countries, “organic” has a legal definition. For example, in the USA, it is defined in the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 and refers to food and products that are at least 95% free of toxic and synthetic materials as described in the USDA National Organic Program.

  • http://www.nathan.com nathan

    One of the problems with Organic certification is that it is expensive for small growers and manufacturers to get certified. Some who don’t use the “organic” label are, indeed, growing organically. In addition, some producers (such as wine makers) use organic crops but don’t advertise it because they think the market may perceive their products as lower quality than non-organic products.

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    Use of excessive agro pesticides, growth hormones
    weedicides, perhaps GMO materials, seems to have contributed for spread of so many terminal diseases, like Renal, cancer, blindness, de-formed etc, in order to save the human beings and animals as well, the answer is to swith back to organic and dio-dynamic cultivation programmes the world ove. In a small country like Sri Lanka, everyone has come to realise about the effects and future sufferings. Naheer Taip