A set of standards for growing food and raising livestock. It does not just mean "grown without artificial chemicals." Depending on where you obtain your food, the label 'organic' can mean one of three things:

1: It has been inspected and certified as being organic by a bunch of tree-hugging hippie nut jobs with no scientific background.

2: It has been inspected and certified as being organic by a profit-making (and therefore probably untrustworthy) corporation, or simply labelled organic by the person or shop selling it.

3: It has been inspected and certified as being organic by a non-profit organisation which bases its standards on the latest scientific thinking, in order to improve human and animal health and welfare, with a view towards long term sustainability in the way we eat. A good example of such a charity is The Soil Association (www.soilassociation.org).
Proper organic farming does not use artificial chemical fertilisers, instead building soil fertility through crop rotations and other SCIENTIFIC techniques, particularly the use of clover that fixes nitrogen naturally from the atmosphere using the Sun’s energy and photosynthesis.

If the government subsidised organic farming as much as it subsidised regular farming, organic fruit and veg would probably be cheaper.
by Sensible Bob August 02, 2008
1. A USDA government certification in which a farm must undergoe yearly review and testing to assure that the food is free of any pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO'smedications, and artificial Hormones.

2. Something that is natural. The way it forms or grows naturally without the interference of modern humans.

"I picked a bunch of organic raspberries in the woods."
by coolslaw March 27, 2008
1. Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms.

2. Also means foods produced without artificial chemicals, preservatives, or fertilizers.
People who say their food is "organic" are stupid because all foods are organic regardless chemicals added, unless they just eat rocks or something.
by Chintzmaster August 23, 2004
To have sex without using lubrication.
Use lube for what? You know I only go organic!
by Oly85 January 31, 2008
Ridiculousy chill, boss, "the shit."
Yo man, this beat is organic as fuck
by Daniel August 31, 2006
Same old crapola, different packaging and marketing, three to six times the cost. Organic foods can also be even more harmful than regular foods because the products are never officially tested for any carcinogens or other harmful products that result from spraying with "organic" pesticides. Also, the methods of organic farming are very wasteful, since it takes quite a while for manure and compost to be absorbed by plants, and pests are allowed to eat the crop, thus causing much lower crop yields on the same amount of land, compared to modern artificial spray-and sprinkle farming methods.
If we devoted all agricultural methods to organic farming, most of the Earth's population would starve to death before any significant results occur.
by AYB October 20, 2003
produce, dairy made without preservatives or added chemicals. Very bad stuff.
Give me the good produce and dairy. With all the stuff in it
by Saints September 22, 2003

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