In the most basic of definitions, organic means; “Relating to, or derived from living organisms.” Now of course the term organic has also come to mean the use of fertilizers or pesticides that are strictly of animal or vegetable origin. Even further related to food, the term organic stands for meat or poultry raised without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals.
The term organic affects green families in that it can be applied to food items, textiles, toys, furniture, mattresses, bath and body care products, cosmetics and other products or used as an action – i.e. organic farming or living organically. The term organic is used widely and often used inappropriately so always do your research before paying money for organics.
To learn more about the term organic check out the following:
- Read a general run-down of the USDA Organic Seal and also take a look at Common USDA Organic Seal Questions.
- Organic Foods Your Family Should Buy All the Time
- Find out if organic food is all its cracked up to be.
- Can you trust organic dairy products? – HARDLY, as it turns out.
- USDA Organic Certified Body Care Products
- Why Choose Organic Cotton Clothing & Textiles