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organic food

A broadly defined category of food which, in the purest form, is grown without chemical fertilisers or pesticides and sold to the consumer without adding preservatives and synthetic food enhancers; it is widely believed by advocates of alternative healthcare that organically grown foods are safer and more nutritious; however, there are no compelling data that demonstrate clear superiority of organic over non-organic foods. Organic products may be certified by voluntary organisations or government bodies, such as “Farm-Verified organics” and “California Certified Organic Farmer”.

or·gan·ic food

(ōr-gan'ik fūd)
Food grown or raised without the use of additives, coloring, synthetic chemicals (e.g., fertilizers, pesticides, hormones), radiation, or genetic manipulation and meeting criteria of the U.S.D.A. Standard National Organic Program.

organic food

A crop or animal product cultivated with specific guidelines that limit the use of petrochemicals, radiation, or genetically engineered technologies in its agriculture.
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Simply, organic foods are produced using methods and techniques of organic farming.
The event will feature a dedicated Keynote Theatre on the show floor, hosting sessions from leading industry experts on the latest organic food market trends and developments
Research on organic food consumption has shown that the "public" benefits deriving from the environmental soundness of organic farming as well as the "private" motives relative to the perceived healthiness and safety of organic food act as driving forces of consumers' purchasing intentions (e.g., Gracia and De Magistris 2008; Honkanen, Verplanken, and Olsen 2006; Magnusson et al.
Estimated increase in consumption of organic food in Poland in 2010: 15-20 percent more than in 2009.
The international organic food industry is currently worth more than USD 40 billion, and the most demand for organic food is in high-income countries such as Switzerland, the United States and Singapore.
It's not surprising to see the organic food industry taking off in Oregon, because the state has been laying the groundwork for years.
Consumers want to be confident their food is safe, and organic food is often equated with safer food.
The organic food market consists of sales of organic food and beverages and related services.
These regulations require Organic Food to comply with the provisions of National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS).
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Organic food movement veteran and Ravinia Farmers Market Manager Ed Kugler is proud to announce the launch of his new Organic Food Club (OFC), a membership-based group that provides organic produce grown to order.
This textbook introduces organic food and farming through 16 chapters by agronomists, sociologists, nutritionists, and anthropologists from the US and Europe.

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