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organic

1. of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living plants and animals
2. of or relating to animal or plant constituents or products having a carbon basis
3. of or relating to one or more organs of an animal or plant
4. of, relating to, or belonging to the class of chemical compounds that are formed from carbon
5. of or relating to the essential constitutional laws regulating the government of a state

Organic

Forms that have a structure that perfectly fulfills their own functional requirements; intellectually integrated by a systematic connection and coordination of the parts to the whole.

organic

[ȯr′gan·ik]
(organic chemistry)
Of chemical compounds, based on carbon chains or rings and also containing hydrogen with or without oxygen, nitrogen, or other elements.

organic

Said of a material or compound derived from vegetable or animal life.
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Last year, organic food and beverages cost an average of 24 cents more per unit than conventional food, or about 7.5 percent more, according to Nielsen.
Senator Baldwins Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act would take on these unfair trading practices and update protections against fraud.
Currently, more than 20 percent of Stemilt's entire fruit production is organic, with many acres in a three-year transition phase to organics.
The unclear position on organic labelling is incongruous with the otherwise strict food labelling requirements enforced in Australia in order to ensure consumers are adequately protected, informed and confident when purchasing and consuming food.
California is the top conventional dairy state, and also became the top organic dairy state in 2008 with the largest number of certified organic milk cows.
Beach Organics Skin Care is a woman-owned Brevard county, Fla., company that manufactures a full range of organic and all-natural bath and body products, including organic soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body powder, lotions and creams.
The announcement came with news that the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted 12 to one for the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to enforce the law for organic personal care as is done with organic food.
THEY enjoyed a honeymoon period when conscientious buyers concerned with air miles and local produce flocked to farmers' markets and the organic shelves at the supermarket.
"Despite the recent economic downturn and its affect on organic sales, we feel the long-term prospects for sales of organic products remain strong," says Simcha Weinstein, marketing director for Ashville, N.C.-based Albert's Organics.
But according to data from the UK's Soil Association, which promotes Britain's organic drink and food industry, British organic sales fell 12.9% in 2009, mainly because of the high price of organic food and drink and a poor economic environment.
"Organic products are increasingly available and perform just as well as their non-organic versions," says Clio Turton, of The Soil Association.