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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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Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990 to address the wide variation in organic processing and production, along with the inconsistency and confusion surrounding the labeling that was taking place.
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The worms serve as millions of tiny plows, turning and oxygenating the soil, essential to organic plantations.
For the consumer, the advantages of organic foods are largely invisible.
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