Prior to invention of modern farming that uses pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, bioengineering products, farming compounds, toxins, antibiotics, hormones and much more, all food was organic because its ingredients occured naturally in nature. Now, nearly all non-organic food has gone at least some chemical treatement before getting to the store shelf. To stop the spread of non-organic food full of chemicals, the United States Departement of Agriculture (USDA) states the description of organic food as:
The term "certified organic" is a classification of a farm or a pocessing facility. All foods from a farm that is determined to be certiied organic by the USDA is deemed organic. To become organic, these organizations have to be inspected by USDA officials to ensure that the farms are up to USDA organic standards by checking that the farm or processing facility is not contaminated with pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or other non-organic compounds.
Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering or ionizing radiation.
People who don't trust the chemicals added to food or the chemical food processing in plants and factories, that aim to make the food cheaper and more addictive to eat, opt for organic food that is naturally grown food, which is safer and more nutritious than foods raised using pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.
Once organic food gets to the stores, in most cases it has still undergone some non-organic processes. Don't fall for the term "organic when you see it on a food package in a store. There are a number of different ways to state the level or "organicness" in food
Non-organic food may contain a number of sunstances that potentially cause neurological damage and cause problems in child-development, as well as a number of disorders in adulthood. This is especially concerning because of the difficulty of conducting studies, lack of resources to conduct studies, government lobby by the farmers, and the relatively short use of many of the chemicals in our food, leaving long-term effects unknown. The harmful chemicals in non-organic foods are various combinations of:
Organic foods are more expensive to grow than non-organic foods, and cost more. Remember, when you are paying for organic food, this is what you are paying for: