“Organic” is a word that is used constantly in the media, on labels, and in everyday conversation. It appears in discussions and articles about food production, health issues from cancer to obesity, the environment, food marketing, nutrition, food safety and more. An upscale supermarket in the USA that specials in organic products is referred to as “whole paycheck market” and many consumers mistakenly believe that organic food is inevitably more expensive than that produced by more conventional means. And like so many important topics such as smoking, climate change, genetic engineering, etc., multinational corporations in the food industry often use slick propaganda to confuse consumers and influence legislation.
We actually like the definition below which was produced by the United States Department of Agriculture. In our own lives and farms we believe in a conservative approach to growing food. Quite simply – we evolved as humans over millennium consuming plants and animals that were not treated with chemicals or modified by injecting foreign genes into their DNA. Until such modern methods are proved safe over a very long period of time with well designed experiments, we prefer to grow and eat ours the old fashioned way.